Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



CACREP accreditation, transformative, experiential, simulation, counselor education

Subject Area

Counselor Education


A CACREP accreditation simulation activity is provided as a framework for counselor educators to facilitate experiential learning for doctoral students in counselor education. This article includes instructional strategies for self-directed learning and reflective journaling to introduce program development and accreditation processes throughout a semester length assignment. Participating students embody the roles of fictional faculty members embarking on accreditation to promote student collaboration and increased knowledge of CACREP standards through transformative learning.



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