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Counseling programs receive rave reviews from acreditors

February 18, 2009, 12:35 pm
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Northwest Nazarene University proudly announces the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body, reaffirmed NNU’s accreditation of its graduate program in counseling. The community counseling, school counseling, and marital, couple and family counseling/therapy programs were found to satisfy the high standards of the Council.

As stated in the association’s letter praising NNU on this reaffirmed accreditation it states, “Programs receiving accreditation for an eight-year period deserve to be commended for the work they completed throughout the accreditation process. This is indeed a worthy achievement.”

Accreditation decisions were based on the Board’s extensive review of the self-study document, the addendum to the self-study, the visiting team’s report and NNU’s response to the report.

In response to CACREP’s accreditation Dr. Sam Dunn, Vice President of Academic Affairs, said, “This national accreditation speaks to the exceptional quality of the faculty and students in the Counselor Education Department. Dr. Brenda Freeman has provided extraordinary leadership as the department chair, ensuring the delivery of academic excellence in the classroom and through collaborative research.”

Since 1992, NNU has offered master’s programs in counselor education, expanding to marriage and family counseling/therapy in 2003. Enrollment information is available online at www.nnu.edu/counseling


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