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Accreditation

Accreditation is intended to protect the interests of students; benefit the public; and improve the quality of teaching, learning, research, and practice in Clinical Psychology. We are dedicated to the accreditation process of self-study and external review intended to evaluate, enhance, and publicly recognize our program maintaining the highest standards in the education and training of clinical psychologists.

The Clinical Science concentration in the doctoral program in the Department of Psychology has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the  American Psychological Association (APA) since 1980. Our most recent accreditation was in 2014 and our next site visit is scheduled for 2021. APA's Commission on Accreditation is intended to recognize and promote consistent quality and excellence in education and training in health service psychology. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002; Phone: (202) 336-5979; E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org; Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation.

We have been accredited by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) since May 2015, and our next site visit is scheduled for 2025. PCSAS was created to recognize and promote clinical science programs that embody the highest training standards and that graduate clinical scientists who advance our understanding and management of behavioral and mental health problems through their research and application. We earned PCSAS accreditation by demonstrating a strong and consistent record of producing graduates with successful clinical science careers. Questions related to the program's PCSAS accreditation status should be directed to the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, Alan Kraut, Executive Director, 1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 402, Washington, DC, 20036-1218; Phone: (301) 455-8046; E-mail: akraut@pcsas.org; Web: http://www.pcsas.org.

We have been a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science (APCS) since 2001. APCS is an alliance of leading, scientifically oriented, doctoral and internship training programs in clinical and health psychology in the United States and Canada. Academy membership is based on programs with strong commitments to, and established records of, successful clinical science training.

We are a member of the Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology Training Council (CCaPPTC). The purpose of CCaPPTC is to promote the advancement of graduate education and training within the fields of clinical child and adolescent psychology. CCaPPTC member programs are involved in the education and training of psychologists who work with children, adolescents, and families for a variety of mental health issues and health issues with evidence-based and competencies oriented approaches, and that include establishing the scientific bases and applications in the service delivery of health service psychology.

We are a member of the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP). The purpose of CUDCP is to promote the advancement of graduate education in Clinical Psychology that produces psychologists who are educated and trained to generate and integrate scientific and professional knowledge and skills as to further psychological science, the professional practice of psychology, and human welfare.