SLU programs get accreditation SLU programs get accreditation advocate staff report Aug. 15, 2013 Comments Three counseling programs at Southeastern Louisiana University have been nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. The programs, each leading to a master of education degree, are concentrations in clinical mental health counseling; marriage, couple and family counseling; and school counseling. Each was approved by CACREP for eight years through 2021. The programs are offered through the College of Nursing and Health Sciences in the Department of Health and Human Sciences. “Accreditation represents affirmation by a national body that these programs meet the standards of quality and demonstrate a commitment to the highest academic standards,” said Ann Carruth, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “It is an important part of the reputation of a program, and it is what students frequently look to when selecting a program for advanced study.” The accreditation decision was based on a self-study of the programs performed by the institution, an extensive review of the programs by the CACREP Board of Directors and a site visit by CACREP reviewers.