BOX 3.1

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Accrediting bodies and professional associations

ACA

American Counseling Association

ACGME

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

AMHCA

American Mental Health Counselors Association

APA

American Psychological Association

APA CoA

APA Commission on Accreditation

CACREP

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

CARF

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

CCNE

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

CHEA

Council on Higher Education Accreditation

CORE

Council on Rehabilitation Education

CRCC

Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification

CSWE

Council on Social Work Education

LCME

Liaison Committee on Medical Education

NACCMHC

National Academy for Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselors

NBCC

National Board for Certified Counselors

NCCA

National Commission for Certifying Agencies

NCQA

National Committee for Quality Assurance

The Joint Commission

formerly, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

URAC

the current name of the organization originally incorporated as the “Utilization Review Accreditation Commission”

Certifications in the field of counseling

CCMHC

Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor

CRC

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

NCC

National Certified Counselor

Counseling examinations

CRCE

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination

NCE

National Counselor Examination

NCMHCE

National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination



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