On February 25, 2022, Montreat College School of Adult and Graduate Studies received documentation affirming the continued accreditation from the Board of Director of Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This accreditation for Montreat College’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s program will remain in effect through the accreditation cycle ending in 2026. This accreditation was fully granted after the Board of CACREP reviewed the interim report submitted by the college.

“This is a phenomenal feat for our program and college, as this is the highest standard of accreditation an institution can hold for the field of clinical counseling”, says Dr. Megan Clunan, Assistant Dean for Faculty and Program Development of Adult and Graduate Studies. She continues, “My prayer over this process came from Psalm 90:17, which states, ‘May the kindness of the Lord our God be upon us; and confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands.’ ‭Our renewed accreditation, without revision, was a beautiful answer to that prayer! We will be working to ensure the next cycle is also met with excellence and do our best to continue to ensure Montreat College graduates are prepared to enter the field of clinical counseling with knowledgeable and gracious skill sets.”

The mission of CACREP is to promote the professional competence of counseling and related practitioners through the development of preparation standards, the encouragement of excellence in program development, and the accreditation of professional preparation programs. To learn more about CACREP, visit their website at: www.cacrep.org.