7/8/2013 - Dr. James Billings, Assistant Dean of the School of Marriage & Family Sciences, Elected as a Member of the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)

PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA, July 8, 2013 Northcentral University (NCU), a global online, graduate-focused university, announced today that Dr. James Billings, assistant dean of the School Marriage and Family Sciences, has been elected a member of the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

The Commission on Accreditation is composed of nine members: seven professional members and two public members. Professional Commission members must be senior marital and family therapy educators or clinicians. The two additional members of the Commission represent the general public and cannot be a professional marital and family therapy educator, supervisor, practitioner or member of AAMFT. 

About Northcentral University

Founded in 1996, Northcentral University is a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university serving professionals globally. Northcentral University offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business and technology management, education, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. Courses are taught one-to-one by a member of NCU’s 100 percent doctoral faculty, and there are no physical residency requirements. Northcentral University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). For more information, visit www.ncu.edu or call (888) 628-2078. For program disclosures, please visit www.ncu.edu/GE.



AAMFT’s Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) is a specialized accrediting body that accredits master's degree, doctoral degree, and post-graduate degree clinical training programs in marriage and family therapy throughout the United States and Canada. Since 1978, the COAMFTE has been recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) as the national accrediting body for the field of marriage and family therapy. COAMFTE is also recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). For more information, please email coa@aamft.org.

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