Counseling Center at Manhattan College achieves accreditation from the International Association of Counseling, Inc.
Manhattan College’s Counseling Center has distinguished itself through accreditation with the International Association of Counseling, Inc., (IACS). This organization accredits university and college counseling centers in the United States, Canada, Australia and the Caribbean. IACS evaluates counseling centers against a set of standards that include regulations about confidentiality, professional training and credentials of clinicians, outreach efforts of the Counseling Center, responsiveness to student mental health needs, and other standards.
The Counseling Center achieved provisional accreditation in March of 2013 under the leadership of Dr. Terence P. Hannigan, Director of the Counseling Center and Health Services. The status of full accreditation was granted on May 7, 2014, after further improvements were made in providing counseling services to our students. Manhattan College is currently among only 18 of some 217 institutions of higher education in New York State that have this distinction.
IACS was established in 1972 with the purpose of providing guidelines and standards for the accreditation of university and college counseling centers, and in assisting counseling centers in striving to meet these standards and achieve accreditation.