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Worthy Achievement for Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling Programs
January 26, 2018

The University’s College of Health and Human Services was recently notified by the board of directors at the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) that the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the School Counseling programs have received an eight-year accreditation.

In a letter to the University, CACREP stated that the “Board based its accreditation decisions on an extensive review of the self-study documents, the visiting team’s report, and the institution’s response to the visiting team’s report.” Further, the letter stated, “Programs receiving accreditation for an eight-year period deserve to be commended for the work completed throughout the accreditation process, as it is indeed a worthy achievement.”

The master of arts program in Mental Health Counseling at Marywood University prepares counselors for careers in settings such as mental health, child welfare and family counseling agencies; institutions for the aging; employment and personnel offices; parishes; college counseling centers, and fields dealing with chemical dependency and other addictions. For additional information about the Psychology and Counseling Department at Marywood University, please call (570) 348-6270, or email

The School Counseling program at Marywood University focuses on providing students with the personal and professional skills necessary for developing competencies in individual and group counseling, classroom guidance instruction, and school-wide programming; consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, and administration; designing and managing a comprehensive school counseling program; creating standards-based interventions to support student academic, career, and personal/social development; utilizing data to evaluate programs; and applying leadership and advocacy skills to identify achievement gaps and support systemic change. For additional information about the School Counseling Program at Marywood University, please call (570) 348-6211, ext. 2328, or email

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