Counseling Center earns re-accreditation
University’s Counseling Center has earned re-accreditation for eight years from
the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).
is one of 198 schools nationally and internationally to be accredited by IACS.
It is also one of six schools accredited in the Pennsylvania State System of
IACS is the
only nationally and internationally recognized organization that accredits
university counseling centers. It was founded in 1971 and it currently
accredits counseling centers in the United States, Canada, Australia, Puerto
Rico and Grenada.
is valuable for two basic reasons: It is a public standard that fosters public
confidence and the feedback provided by site visitors assists the Counseling
Center to refine its delivery of services,” said Dr. Phillip Henry, director of
University Counseling Center and chair of the Department of Counseling Services.
to Henry, “Accreditation is a seal of approval that not only attests to the
Counseling Center’s level of dedication to professional excellence but holds
the Counseling Center accountable for making the changes necessary to maintain
The IACS website says, accreditation is a “voluntary evaluative process involving a
written self-study and the adherence to established standards of practice.”