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Georgia Southern University Counseling Center earns re-accreditation

The Counseling Center at Georgia Southern University Statesboro Campus has been re-accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), the accreditation association for university and college counseling centers.

The Counseling Center was evaluated by IACS to ensure that it is complying with the organization’s professional standards, which are the highest standards available for campus counseling centers. The Georgia Southern Counseling Center was found to offer outstanding professional services to its clientele.

“We are proud to have maintained IACS accreditation for over 30 years,” said Jodi Caldwell, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and executive director of the Counseling Center for all Georgia Southern campuses. “Our fully accredited status attests to our commitment to providing the highest quality of mental health care, community education and professional training for our University community.”

The Counseling Center provides free clinical services to Georgia Southern Students. It offers a range of confidential counseling services and programs including individual, group and couples therapy, crisis intervention resources, workshops and outreach programs. In addition, it serves as a training facility for graduate students in master’s and doctoral level counseling and clinical psychology programs, and has a Doctoral Internship Program in Professional Health Psychology that is accredited by the American Psychological Association..

Georgia Southern’s Counseling Center is one of six in Georgia that have achieved IACS accreditation.

IACS began in 1949 as a committee within the National Vocational Guidance Association. IACS was established as an association in 1972 to encourage and aid counseling services to meet high professional standards through peer evaluation and to inform the public about campus counseling services that are competent and reliable.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

 

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