The CSCPF approach to accreditation is based on a continual assessment of educational outcomes and the characteristics of excellence as demonstrated in the professional performance of its pastoral, spiritual care and psychotherapy supervisors and certified members.
CSCPF is a spiritual care and pastoral formation educational organization that upholds professional standards and learning outcomes as adopted by its Program Council and Accreditation Team. CSCPF exists in order to equip its certified members to hold positions in chaplaincy, pastoral psychotherapy and pastoral counseling in various professional settings. CSCPF upholds accreditation as recognized by the Department of Education, so that its accredited Learning-Formation Centers and Pastoral Psychotherapy Centers can assure its students of professional readiness and the general public of their acumen. To this end CSCPF will dedicate its collective talents and resources. The integrity of CSCPF lies in its willingness to assure the highest quality education begins and ends with this commitment.
The Program Council's Accreditation Team provides a key role in the accrediting and re-accrediting process for Learning-Formation and Pastoral Psychotherapy training centers. Accreditation assures that rigorous standards and best practices have been met. A successful accreditation site review designates a training program to be administratively, educationally and fiscally sound, with clear administrative support for both embedded training centers and stand-alone institutes.
Purpose of Accreditation
It is the goal of the CSCPF Program Council and its' Accreditation Team to offer a clear and concise process for becoming an accredited Learning Center and to communicate that process effectively to the general public, CSCPF community, Clinical Supervisors, Supervisor Education Fellow's and prospective students of Learning-Formation and Pastoral Psychotherapy/ Counseling Learning Centers. The following flow projects the movement of the CSCPF accreditation process.
Complete Application to Accredit
Submit Self-Study Document to Accreditation Team
Accreditation Team Liaison Assigned
Review of Application and Self-Study Document by Site Visit Team
Site Visit scheduled
Report of Site Visit presented to Accreditation Team
Ratified by the Program Council
Listing as Fully Accredited Center on CSCPF web page
Certificate of Accreditation Issued
Appeal (if needed) sent to Program Council
Re-accreditation of Center in Seven years
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