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Citadel News Service
For release
June 5, 2002

Psychology program accredited

          The Citadel announced today that its Clinical Counseling program has been accredited by the Masters in Psychology Accreditation Council. The accreditation is effective until May 2007.

          This is the first accreditation for the master's program, formally known as the Masters in Psychology: Clinical Counseling program. Previously a track in the education department, it became a program in the psychology department in 1997.

          Citadel President Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds is pleased with the program's success.

          "The College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) is an educational mainstay in the Charleston community," Grinalds said. "And the Clinical Counseling program is a very important element of CGPS. Its accreditation is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the psychology faculty."

          The mission of the Clinical Counseling program is to prepare students to become scholarly practitioners of psychosocial counseling in community agencies, including college counseling centers, hospitals, mental health centers, and social services agencies.

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