Press Release for Friday, July 17, 2015
UNF Counseling Center Granted International Counseling Services Accreditation
Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
University of North Florida Counseling Center has been reaccredited by the
International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), Inc., a Virginia-based
organization of the United States, Canadian and Australian counseling agencies.
The UNF Counseling Center was evaluated
by IACS against high standards of counseling practice and was found to offer
competent and reliable professional services to its clientele. Approval by IACS
is also dependent upon evidence of continuing professional development, as well
as demonstration of excellence of counseling performance.
“IACS accreditation is the standard
which all university counseling centers measure themselves by and highlights
the importance of good mental health to the whole community,” said Dr. Andrew
King, UNF Counseling Center director.
First accredited in 1981, the UNF
Counseling Center provides mental health services to the university community,
including assessment and referral, individual, group counseling and crisis
intervention to currently enrolled students, as well as consultation and
outreach services to faculty, staff, parents and students.
IACS was established in 1972 to
encourage and aid counseling agencies to meet high professional standards
through peer evaluation and to inform the public about counseling services that
are competent and reliable.
IACS is a voluntary evaluative process involving a written self-study and the adherence to established standards of practice. These standards are articulated by the IACS Board of Accreditation, the members of which are directors of counseling services located throughout the United States and internationally. IACS is the only accreditation association that accredits counseling services on university and college campuses.
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environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures
through a well-rounded education.