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Surveying Graduates of a CACREP-Accredited Counselor Education Program: Instrumentation and Results
Ross L. Flynn, Luellen Ramey, and Lisa Hawley
A growing body of literature underscores the importance of program evaluation for counselor education programs (Engels & Wilborn, 1984; Osborne & House, 1995; Sayers, Carroll & Loesch, 1996, CACREP Standards, 2001). Reasons for this changing climate include reduced resources (Osborne & House, 1995), increased accreditation requirements (CACREP, 2001), increasing demand for program accountability, improved decision-making and increased student/employer satisfaction (Hadley & Mitchell, 1995), and the need for Surveying Graduates of a CACREP-Accredited Counselor Education Program: Instrumentation and Results quality data for program improvement (Osborne & House, 1995).