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CACREP and CORE enter affiliation agreement.

On July 12, the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) became a corporate affiliate of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The agreement includes a process whereby programs that wish to apply for accreditation under CACREP's newly developed and adopted Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program standards (to be implemented by CORE) will undergo a review process conducted jointly by CACREP and CORE.

As part of this agreement, CORE and CACREP will also continue to accredit other programs within their respective scopes of practice.

CORE and CACREP are committed to working closely together to establish a framework for ensuring a smooth transition for currently accredited programs that wish to be reviewed under these new standards. Both organizations have also agreed to work towards recognition of programs accredited under the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling standards with regard to state licensure and federal hiring eligibility.

Until recognition of the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling standards is achieved, programs accredited under these new standards will be permitted to hold dual accreditation status with CACREP's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program standards.

CORE and CACREP have begun working on the details of the framework and will be releasing additional information this fall. A process is being developed for rehabilitation counseling programs that are already training students for clinical counseling practice, as well as one for those programs interested in developing a more clinically focused program.

For the most up-to-date information, visit the websites of CORE <www.corerehab.org> or CACREP <www.cacrep.org>.

To learn more as the plan develops, attend sessions at professional counseling conferences, including the conferences of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE), and the American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB).

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Title Annotation:Noteworthy; Council on Rehabilitation Education and Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs
Publication:The Advocate (American Mental Health Counselors Association)
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2013
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