I'm looking at schools with either an MA or MS program in clinical mental health counseling in either California, Oregon, or Washington. It's been a bit tricky finding information on schools other than what the school provides, so I'm wondering if anybody knows about the reputations of any of the following programs that I'm considering applying to? My ultimate goal is a Psy.D and private clinical practice. I know CACREP is important, but it seems that there are good programs without the accreditation, and sub-par programs with it. My only concern is that I might want to change states, most likely ending up in California for the long haul. Is there anything else that I might want to look for in a school that would help me eventually achieve my goals? My ideal situation would be a full-time, in-person program, preferably with daytime classes. It's unlikely that I'll be working while also doing my master's, and if so it would be part time. I would also like to have my master's done as quickly as possible. Any information on the following programs would be very much appreciated. Also, if anybody has suggestions on schools that are not listed please don't hesitate. The programs I'm considering applying to: Western Washington University Palo Alto University San Francisco State University (non-CACREP) University of San Diego Portland State University Lewis and Clark College I've also considered the University of Denver, which is a non-CACREP school.