VISTAS Counselor Education and Supervision

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

The CACREP 2009 Standards: Developing a Counselor Education Program Assessment

Robin Guill Liles and Miriam Wagner


The purpose of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 2009 Standards is to establish educational and programmatic excellence in counseling and to facilitate development of students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be effective counseling professionals (CACREP, 2009). Current standards came into effect July 1, 2009, including the expectation that assessment planning should be linked to student learning outcomes (SLOs). Though potentially controversial, connecting programmatic assessment with student learning outcomes has obtained significant acceptance in assessment practices. (C. Bell, personal communication, November 10, 2009).

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