Bellevue University Clinical Counseling Master’s Program Continues CACREP Accreditation
Bellevue University, one of the nation's leaders in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, recently announced CACREP Board approval for the continuation of accreditation of its Master of Science in Clinical Counseling degree program.
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Board met in July to make its decision. CACREP accreditation provides recognition that the content and quality of the program has been evaluated and meets standards set by the profession.
The organization’s report specifically addressed standards related to the accreditation of the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialty area offered in hybrid format which also includes the Yeshiva Initiatives Educational Programs (YIEP) cohorts. YIEP’s customized programs, administered through the University, allow individuals in the Orthodox Jewish community to continue their education in an environment that does not conflict with their lifestyle demands and cultural customs.
“The reaffirmation of our CACREP accreditation speaks to the quality of our program,” Bellevue University Program Director Dr. Barb Daubenspeck said. “Current and prospective students, as well as their future employers, recognize CACREP accreditation as the 'gold standard' in the growing counseling profession."
Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with nearly 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).