(from left) Dr. Samir Patel, Dr. Rebecca Pender, Dr. Susana Bloomdahl and Dr. Alan Bakes.
MURRAY, Ky. — The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, has granted accreditation to the clinical mental health and school counseling graduate programs in the department of educational studies, leadership and counseling at Murray State University’s college of education and human services.
Accreditation provides recognition that the content and quality of an educational program has been evaluated and meets standards set by the profession.
“Our students and the clients they serve deserve assurance that they are receiving the preparation from a program that is grounded in best practices,” said Dr. Robert Lyons, chair of the educational studies, leadership and counseling department.
CACREP accreditation provides prospective students the assurance that program graduates have met the majority of prerequisites for credentialing and are ready for entry into professional practice.