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AMHCA Pleased with Merger Between CACREP and CORE

Wednesday, July 22, 2015   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Whitney Meyerhoeffer
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For Immediate Release: July 22, 2015
Contact: Whitney Meyerhoeffer


AMHCA Pleased with Announcement of Merger Between CACREP and CORE

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As long-time supporters of CACREP as the accrediting body of counselor preparation programs, AMHCA is pleased with the announcement of the merger. With the consolidation of CACREP and CORE, there will be even greater consistency in the procedures for establishing and evaluating standards among the variety of counselor education program concentrations, which is critical to the strengthening our counseling profession. While this merger will not directly affect clinical mental health counseling program accreditation, the inclusion of CORE is consistent with the need for unification of counseling accreditation standards and a positive direction for all professional counselors.

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The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) works to enhance the profession of mental health counseling through advocacy, education, licensure, and professional development.

AMHCA, 675 N. Washington St, Ste 470, Alexandria, VA, 22314



Jay Farris says...
Posted Tuesday, August 25, 2015
1) Significant change can provide positive results when it is sufficiently planned for and implemented progressively over time to allow for adaptation. ID what you want, change the education system to prepare future candidates, then change the testing system. Try to not put the proverbial "cart before the horse". 2) Alienating members will not build a united and effective counseling force for America. Remember, you are not changing something because it is broken. In all sincerity, you are changing because you feel it will better allow for effective positioning with the APA, etc... I doubt you will ever achieve that end state. Licensing organizations for psychiatrists, psychologist and social workers are not interested in sharing the playing field, no matter how hard you try to level it. 3) Maybe we should stop being driven in a direction for political gain and consider forging a new direction to better serve people in need of what we have to offer. Thank you.

American Mental Health Counselors Association

675 North Washington Street, Suite 470 Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 800-326-2642 or 703-548-6002 Fax: 703-548-4775


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