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Human Service Counseling Program Earns National Accreditation for the First Time

Published Thursday, November 19th, 2015

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The Council for Standards in Human Services Education cited a number of WSC's strengths in their decision to accredit the program.

The Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE) accredited the Wayne State College Human Service Counseling program for October 2015 to October 2020. This is the first time the Wayne State College Human Service Counseling program gained National Accreditation status.

Based in Alexandria, Va., CSHSE assures the quality, consistency and relevance of human service education programs across the nation. The CSHSE Board met Oct. 19 to confirm the decision to accredit Wayne State College.

“The strengths of our program at Wayne State College cited by the CSHSE included their acknowledgement of our well-trained faculty from a variety of backgrounds, strong college assessment structure, strong support from the Administration and Advisory Board and strong connections to the community,’’ said David Harycki, Dean of the School of Education and Counseling at Wayne State College and Director of Graduate Studies. “I congratulate Dr. Branis Knezevic and our Counseling faculty for their hard work to make this accreditation come to fruition. I thank the upper administration for their help and support.’’

The CSHSE National Standards are based on national research of human service educational programs that are grounded in relationship with service providers in their communities. In addition, the Standards have been confirmed through external research. The language of the Standards has been updated and clarified based on self-studies and input from CSHSE Members.

For more information, please contact David Harycki, Ed.D., Wayne State College, at 402-375-7198. For information about the WSC program, please visit wsc.edu/clsp.