Full Accreditation for Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Immaculata University Graduate Psychology student

Immaculata University Graduate Psychology student

Immaculata University is pleased to announce that its master’s-level degree program in Clinical Mental Health recently earned accreditation from the board of directors of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program is accredited for eight years, through October 2024.

“The Department of Psychology and Counseling is honored to announce that the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has successfully met the required standards for the full 8-year Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP),” stated Tracy Stinchfield, Ed.D., NCC. “Achieving CACREP accreditation is the gold standard in the field, and conveys to students, employers, and the public that our students are being trained to meet the highest professional counseling standards.”

CACREP board’s accreditation decision is based on an extensive review of the self-study documents, the visiting team’s report, and Immaculata’s response to the visiting team’s report. According to the notification letter, in granting accreditation, the board of CACREP “believes the program fully meets all requirements for full accreditation status.”

For more information about IU’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, visit this site.


Located on the Main Line in scenic Chester County, 20 miles west of Philadelphia, Immaculata University is a Catholic comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher learning. On November 12, 1920, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted a college charter at the request of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) thus making Immaculata the first Catholic women’s college in the region. The IHM Sisters’ mission of educating women for more than 165 years has produced approximately 22,000 alumni worldwide and currently has nearly 3,000 students enrolled in 53 undergraduate majors, seven master’s degree programs, three doctoral degree programs, and over 40 additional professional endorsement, certificate and certification programs. Immaculata University contributes to the development of the whole person of any faith, fostering a commitment to truth, service, justice, and peace.

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