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University Counseling Center Receives Reaccreditation

December 5, 2017

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MACOMB, IL -- The Western Illinois University Counseling Center (UCC) has been re-accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), Inc., an Alexandria, VA-based organization of United States, Canadian and Australian counseling agencies. Western is one of five universities in Illinois with an IACS accredited counseling center.

According to UCC Director Jim DiTulio, in Spring 2017, the IACS team of two completed a two-day onsite visit at Western. The Center was evaluated for its compliance with the IACS Standards, the highest standards available for campus counseling centers, and was found to offer outstanding professional services to its clientele.

"This latest re-accreditation from the IACS further validates our continued dedication to providing comprehensive services for our students and University community," DiTulio said.

While the center completes an annual report to maintain accreditation each year, the comprehensive site visit occurs every eight years. IACS site visitors noted that the UCC provides excellent, comprehensive mental health services to the University community including individual and group counseling, consultation for faculty/staff/parents/students, psycho-educational programming, and practicum training of graduate students.

The University Counseling Center was established in 1946, and was first accredited by the IACS in the 1970s and then consecutively from 1992 to the present. The center provides personal counseling services to currently enrolled WIU undergraduate and graduate students. Throughout the academic year, the UCC offers the WIU community a wide array of educational programs on such topics as depression, anxiety disorders, suicide intervention/prevention, healthy relationships, stress management and more. UCC counselors hold master's or doctoral degrees and maintain licenses within the state of Illinois as psychologists, social workers and mental health counselors.

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