|Action||Requirement for CACREP accreditation for educational programs|
|Comment Period||Ends 7/1/2015|
I strongly oppose the restriction that would only endorse CACREP programs in this state or any state. Although suggested, there is absolutely no research to support that CACREP programs produce better students than other non-CACREP programs. This is not at all a good idea for the mental health community who needs more professional, ethical, and competent counselors. Programs across the country are training students who are skilled and competent and no evidence suggests that those from CACREP programs are more effective, more competent, more professional, or more ethical than those trained in programs not CACREP accredited.