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University of Iowa News Release

June 10, 2005

Counseling Psychology Program Celebrates 25 Years Of Accreditation June 10-12

The University of Iowa College of Education's Counseling Psychology doctoral program is celebrating 25 years of national accreditation during a reunion this weekend that will bring together about 90 current and former faculty, staff and students and associates. 

Registration is required for the event, which runs today to Sunday in the UI's Iowa Memorial Union. More information is available at

Accredited by the American Psychological Association in 1980, the UI's Counseling Psychology program trains students in the science and practice of counseling psychology. Licensed graduates often find careers providing family counseling, career counseling, school counseling, mental health counseling, community counseling, marriage counseling and consulting. They work in veterans hospitals, schools, prisons, industry, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), universities and private practice.

The UI program has ranked consistently among the best in the country. U.S. News & World Report's annual guide to the nation's best graduate schools and programs ranked it fifth in 1997, the most recent year the magazine ranked the category of counseling psychology.

The reunion kicks off with a reception at 5 p.m. Friday that will include opening remarks by College of Education Dean Sandra Damico and program research team poster presentations.

Saturday's program will begin with a welcome by UI President David Skorton and will also include a keynote address, roundtables, a job fair and content sessions. Saturday night's dinner at the UI Museum of Art will be emceed by Professor Emeritus Gerald "Jerry" Stone, who retired last year as director of the UI Counseling Center. Alumni will make presentations on "The CP Program at Iowa Through the Ages."

The event will wrap up Sunday morning with a continental breakfast.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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