The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has extended until 2024 accreditation to the following programs in the Counseling Department at Asbury Theological Seminary: M.A. in Mental Health Counseling.

“We are extremely proud and grateful for the hard work of those within our counseling department,” Dr. Timothy Tennent, President of Asbury Seminary, said. “Each has worked tirelessly to build an excellent program and successfully guide it through the CACREP accreditation process. Thank you for a job well done!”

CACREP’s vision is “to provide leadership and to promote excellence in professional preparation through the accreditation of counseling and related education programs.” They promote professional competencies, develop standards, encourage excellent program development, and accredit professional counseling programs.

“CACREP accreditation is required for licensure as a professional counselor in an increasing number of states,” Dr. Virginia Todd Holeman, Professor of Counseling and Chair of the Counseling and Pastoral Care Department, said. “Asbury Seminary’s mental health counseling graduates can enter the licensure process with confidence that their educational preparation has met the highest standards established by the profession.”

CACREP accreditation certifies that the degree content and quality of the program has been evaluated and meets the standard of the profession in the knowledge and skills taught. The Counseling Degree Programs are offered on both the Kentucky and Florida Dunnam campuses.