Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation update

At its third meeting of the year, the Commission on Accreditation reviewed 60 doctoral, internship and postdoctoral programs for initial or continued accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation (CoA) held its third meeting of the year on July 15-18, 2010. Almost 60 doctoral, internship and postdoctoral programs were reviewed for initial or continued accreditation. In addition to the program review, CoA continued important work on developing and refining accreditation policies and procedures. Full updates from the CoA and actions taken on programs can be found in the CoA Update newsletter.

As of September 1, 2010, there are 901 APA-accredited programs: 372 doctoral programs, 470 internship programs and 59 postdoctoral residency programs. The current listings of all accredited and applicant programs can be found on the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation website.

The CoA wishes to acknowledge 11 members who are completing their terms of service at the end of 2010: Jeff Baker, PhD; Laura Barbanel, EdD; Rod Goodyear, PhD; Donna Horn, PhD; Keren Lehavot, MA, Carlton Parks, PhD; Toti Perez, PhD; Rick Short, PhD; Milton Strauss, PhD; Judith Watkins, EdD; and Rick Zinbarg, PhD. We thank them for their distinguished service to the CoA, professional psychology, the public and all of our constituents.