Counseling and Psychological Services gets
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) has received provisional
accreditation from the Virginia-based International Association
of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS).
Provisional accreditation precedes full accreditation, which
is expected by June 2007, according to Max Camarillo, director
of CPS, which provides services at the Cowell Student Health
Center, the colleges, and Family Student Housing.
We began preparing for this more than two years ago and
are very gratified by the outcome, said Camarillo. Accreditation
is the seal of approval that our services meet high professional
standards as a comprehensive university counseling service,
and we look forward to receiving full accreditation.
IACS accreditation is available for university and college
counseling centers and public and private counseling agencies
in the United States and internationally.
To become accredited, a counseling service must meet established
standards and be evaluated by an outside board. The process
involves an onsite evaluation. Accredited programs are reevaluated
every four years, with a mandatory onsite evaluation every eight
years. Annual written reports must be submitted during the intervening
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