Felician Receives Full Term MPCAC Accreditation
Felician University announced that its graduate program in counseling psychology has been upgraded to a full, ten-year accreditation term by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Counsel (MPCAC).
The program prepares students for a meaningful career with the ability to serve diverse populations. Students learn to demonstrate awareness of ethical challenges, use technology and information to maintain the best practices in counseling, and show competence in individual counseling, family counseling, and organizational consultation and interventions.
Felician University’s Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP) was added to the University’s academic programs in 2009. MACP was eligible to apply for accreditation through MPCAC in 2014, five years after the implementation of the program.
In the fall of 2017, Felician submitted a report comprised of the adjustments made to the MACP. The University was then granted full, ten-year accreditation status through MPCAC. Felician was the first school in New Jersey to receive MPCAC accreditation.
The MPCAC mission is to accredit academic programs in counseling and psychological services at the graduate level. MPCAC accreditation attests to the quality of the educational program in regard to student preparation for entry into the profession. For students, accreditation provides assurance that the quality of the program has been evaluated and met the profession’s standards. For graduates, it enhanced licensure and employment opportunities.
“This accreditation truly attests to the high-quality education that our graduate program provides and exceptional professionals that enter the workforce after completing the program,” said Daniel Mahoney, Ed.D., Felician's Director of Counseling Psychology/Professor of Psychology. “We strive to prepare our students to enter their professions fully prepared, and fully capable to handle any and all challenges thrown their way.”