The SOU Mental Health Counseling Program is nationally accredited under the 2009 Standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program until March 31, 2015.
CACREP conducts periodic program reviews that involve an in-depth self-study and assessment by an on-site evaluation team of counselor-education professionals. Their culminating report provides important guidance as we strive to improve our program to better prepare the counselors of the future; they also inform the CACREP Board of Directors as to decisions concerning our future accreditation.
2009 Standards on the CACREP website.
As part of Southern Oregon University, the MHC program is also accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.