Published on August 21st, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies of Columbia receives accreditation for counseling program
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Columbia recently received accreditation by the Council of Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for its Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. The Center joins LRU’s other two campuses in Hickory and Asheville, NC in achieving full accreditation by CACREP.
“The accreditation marks the gold standard of education for professional counselors and assures that counseling students receive training consistent with the highest of industry standards,” Dr. Amy Wood, Assistant Provost and Dean of Graduate and Adult Programs at LRU commented. “Program accreditation is increasingly important in distinguishing academic and professional integrity, and we are pleased to have received the CACREP designation and the benefits it provides our students.”
The master level Clinical Mental Health Counseling program offered at LRU’s three campuses include coursework requirements to aid students in obtaining the necessary licensure to begin work as professional counselors. All faculty members are licensed professional counselors who offer and encourage mentor relationships with their students. Courses are available evenings and weekends or on-line to cater to working professionals. The CACREP accreditation is demonstration of LRU’s commitment to meeting the highest academic standards and offering a quality educational experience for all of its students. For more information, visit lr.edu/admissions or call 1-800-277-5721 ext. 3296 or (803) 461-3296.
CACREP accredits masters and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties offered by colleges and universities in the United States and throughout the world. Visit www.cacrep.org to learn more.
About Lenoir-Rhyne University:
Lenoir-Rhyne University was founded in 1891 and is a private, coeducational university with its primary campus in Hickory. Academic programs include more than 50 undergraduate majors and 24 graduate programs, the Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, NC, the Center for Graduate Studies of Columbia, SC, and the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary also in Columbia. Today, more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled across all campuses. Lenoir-Rhyne is affiliated with the NC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and welcomes students from all religious backgrounds. The website is www.lr.edu.