AZUSA, Calif. –The University Counseling Center at Azusa Pacific recently achieved accreditation by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS). 

“This accreditation affirms the hard work of our staff to provide exceptional counseling services to our students,” said Bill Fiala, Ph.D., associate dean of students and director of the University Counseling Center. “This review gives us the highest level of accountability for the quality of our center.”

The center was evaluated voluntarily by IACS through a written self-study, onsite evaluation, and adherence to established standards of practice. Approval by IACS is dependent upon evidence of continuing professional development as well as demonstration of excellence in counseling performance. IACS has been accrediting counseling centers since the late 1940s, and is the only program that accredits counseling services on university and college campuses.

The center is one of 18 accredited centers in California, and the first Counsel for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) member institution to receive IACS accreditation to date.

The University Counseling Center offers a variety of services to APU students and staff including individual counseling, couples and premarital counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, and training and educational workshops.

Rachel White
Associate Director of Public Relations
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