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Lock Haven University Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Social Work Programs Receive Accreditation

Lock Haven, PA

Lock Haven University is proud to announce that two programs in the Stephen Poorman College of Business, Information Systems, and Human Services have been granted accreditation for eight years: the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program and the Social Work Program.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). Students completing the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program receive a Master of Science (MS) degree and will have completed the educational requirements for licensure as a counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.  Lock Haven University is now the only public university in the state of Pennsylvania that is accredited for an online graduate program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
The Social Work Program also received reaffirmation of its accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Social Work Program is a long standing program at LHU that has been accredited by the CSWE since 1974.  Students graduating from the Program with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Social Work can find employment in a variety of settings including child welfare services, health care facilities and agencies, schools, mental health agencies, drug and alcohol agencies, and any other place where there are people in need.

LHU Students Present Research at State Health Conference

Lock Haven University celebrates the outstanding achievements of twelve students who recently attended a state-wide health conference. Seven Community Health, two Master of Health Science/Health Promotion & Education and one Clinical Mental Health Counseling student recently presented their work at the PA Public Health Association/PA Office of Rural Health Annual Conference, “Strengthening the Health of PA: Addressing the Health Care & Public Health Needs of Vulnerable & Underserved Populations, held in Lancaster, PA on April 7th.
Students worked in conjunction with community partners, primarily in Lycoming County, to address the most pressing community health issues facing our region. They presented their work at alongside a well credentialed group, consisting of primarily Ph.D. and M.D. experts in their respective fields. LHU faculty members Dr. Beth McMahon and Dr. Kristin Vincenzes also presented at the conference.