College of Staten Island Counseling Center granted accreditation

The College of Staten Island Counseling Center has recently been granted accreditation by the International Association of Counseling Services Inc.

Counseling Center Director Ann Booth noted that, “the CSI Counseling Center is the first CUNY Counseling Center to be granted this accreditation. IACS accreditation is an acknowledgment of high-quality services, ethical practices, and staff dedication.”

The IACS evaluated the Counseling Center against high standards of counseling practices and the Center was found to offer competent and reliable professional services to its clientele. Approval by the IACS is also dependent upon evidence of continuing professional development as well as demonstration of excellence of counseling performance. The Center offers individual and couples counseling, crisis intervention, medication evaluation and management, consultation services, academic counseling, and outreach programming on topics related to mental health and academic success. The Center also serves as a training site for students in the CUNY PhD program in Clinical Psychology and CSI Master’s program in Mental Health Counseling.