This week, Webster University’s home campus Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program was accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This accreditation makes Webster University the only private university in Missouri with CACREP recognition.
Since CACREP-approved degrees are increasingly becoming sought after in the United States, this will affect current students in the Masters of Clinical and Mental Health Counseling Program on the Webster Groves campus as well as those who graduated from the program in 2015.
CACREP is the primary organization that sets the standards for counseling education in the United States.
Webster University began seeking accreditation from CACREP nearly eight years ago when it became clear that counseling standards were changing nationally.
Webster submitted its self-review study in 2014. CACREP representatives conducted a site visit of the home campus in 2015 and issued their final recommendation in January 2016. Webster’s accreditation was certified through March of 2024.
Check this week’s issue of The Journal for a full story.