CACREP Standards and Candidate Learning Outcomes


CACREP, an accrediting body for counselor preparation programs, exists to “advance the counseling profession through quality and excellence in counselor education” (CACREP, 2011). Thus its standards are intended to ensure that the knowledge base in preparation programs addresses the needs of our diverse and ever-changing complex society. In this investigation the authors identified a preparation program that emphasized school counselor preparation to determine the degree to which prospective counselors at the end of their training were being exposed to and embracing the CACREP school counselor standards. The three research questions that clarified our intentions were: What are participants’ dispositions towards CACREP school counselor standards? What are participants’ perspectives of the degree to which they are being exposed to these standards? What activities helped or hindered candidates from acquiring the standards? The repeated measures ANOVA with a Greenhouse-Geisser correction that were computed to compare the eight disposition scores indicated that these eight scores were not statistically significantly different from each other.


CACREP, CACREP Standards Counselor Training, Counselor Preparation Programs


Pedagogy and Curriculum


Paper Presentation in a Themed Session


  • William Ross
    • Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Counseling, Prairie View A&M University, United States United States