Notice of Actions — Accreditation Status: Spring 2013

The following serves as a notice of actions related to accreditation status taken by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association at its Spring meeting held April 4-7, 2013.  This list does not include actions on programs that did not receive an accreditation decision, or programs that submitted other correspondence or interim reports for review at the Spring meeting. 

The official listing of all accredited doctoral, internship and postdoctoral programs appears in each December edition of the American Psychologist. An electronic list of all currently accredited programs in psychology is also available.

Accreditation Statuses and Decision Guidelines

Accredited Statuses

The CoA grants accreditation of 3-7 years from the date of the site visit. The number of years granted is based on the professional judgment of the CoA consistent with the following guidelines:

  • 7 Year Guideline: Compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.

  • 5 Year Guideline: Multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.

  • 3 Year Guideline: Program resource concerns, instability and/or serious deficiencies remain, but can be corrected in the near future (minor deficiencies typically addressed in the next self-study.)

  • The CoA may also assign a program "accredited, on probation" status. Although it is an accredited status, it is considered by the CoA to be an adverse action that serves as notice to the program, its students/interns/residents and the public that in the professional judgment of the CoA, the accredited program is not consistent with the G&P and may have its accreditation revoked. Prior to this designation, a program is provided an opportunity to show cause why it should not be placed on probation by providing a written response to the issues of concern. A program not coming into compliance within two (2) CoA meetings after the show cause notice is assigned "accredited, on probation" status. This status is appealable within 30 days of receipt of written notice of the CoA decision.

Revocation

In the event that a program continues to be out of compliance with the G&P following "accredited, on probation" status, the CoA in its professional judgment may revoke the program's accreditation. "Revocation of accreditation" is considered by the CoA to be an adverse action designating a program that has previously been placed on "accredited, on probation" status and for which the CoA has evidence that the program continues to be substantively inconsistent with the G&P at the time of the review of the program's response to the probation. Revocation is appealable within 30 days of receipt of written notice of the CoA decision.

Additional information on all accreditation statuses can be found on pages 6-7 of the Accreditation Operating Procedures (PDF, 253KB).

Doctoral Programs

Granted Initial Accreditation
  •  University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Clinical PhD)—effective 10/2/2012

    - Next site visit 2017
Granted Continued Accreditation 
  • Adelphi University (Clinical PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • The University of Akron (Counseling PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa (Clinical PhD)

    - Next site visit 2015
  • University at Albany, SUNY (School PsyD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Alliant International University, Fresno (Clinical PhD)

    - Next site visit 2017
  • Antioch University, New England (Clinical PsyD)

    - Next site visit 2017
  • Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Atlanta (Clinical PsyD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Biola University (Clinical PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Biola University (Clinical PsyD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Carlos Albizu University—Miami Campus (Clinical PsyD)

    - Next site visit 2015
  • Carlos Albizu University—San Juan Campus (Clinical PhD)

    - Next site visit 2017
  • Central Michigan University (Clinical PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • University of Colorado at Boulder (Clinical PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • University of Connecticut (School PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Florida State University (Clinical PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Counseling PhD)

    - Next site visit 2017
  • University of Iowa (Counseling PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Loyola University Maryland (Clinical PsyD)

    - Next site visit 2018
  • Marquette University (Counseling PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • University of Memphis (Counseling PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • University of Miami (Counseling PhD)

    - Next site visit 2017
  • Michigan State University (School PhD)

    - Next site visit 2017
  • University of Mississippi (Clinical PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Palo Alto University (Clinical PsyD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Pennsylvania State University (School PhD)

    - Next site visit 2015
  • Roosevelt University (Clinical PsyD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Clinical PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Southern Illinois University—Carbondale (Clinical PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Texas Woman's University (Counseling PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Washington State University (Clinical PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • West Virginia University (Clinical PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Widener University (Clinical PsyD)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • University of Wisconsin—Madison (Counseling PhD)

    - Next site visit 2019
Placed on "Accredited, Inactive" status for 2013-2014 Academic Year
  • City University of New York, Graduate Center (School PhD)

Internship Programs

Granted Initial Accreditation 
  • Rutgers Health Services CAPS—New Brunswick, NJ— effective 3/6/2012

    - Next site visit 2017
  • Washburn Center for Children—Minneapolis, MN— effective 12/18/2012

    - Next site visit 2017
  • WellSpan Behavioral Health—York, PA— effective 8/7/2012

    - Next site visit 2019
Granted Continued Accreditation
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine—Bronx, NY

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital Psychology Internship—Houston, TX

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Brigham Young University Counseling and Career Center—Provo, UT

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Broughton Hospital—Morgantown, NC

    - Next site visit 2017
  • University of California, San Diego/Veterans Affairs—San Diego, CA

    - Next site visit 2019
  • University of California, San Francisco at San Francisco General Hospital—San Francisco, CA

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Catholic University of America—Washington, DC

    - Next site visit 2020
  • Central Regional Hospital—Raleigh, NC

    - Next site visit 2019
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia—Philadelphia, PA

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Cincinnati VA Medical Center—Cincinnati, OH

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan—Denver, CO

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Columbia University Medical Center—New York, NY

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Duke University Medical Center—Durham, NC

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital—Hines, IL

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Federal Medical Center, Rochester—Rochester, MN

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Hazelden Mental Health Center—Center City, MN

    - Next site visit 2017
  • I Ola Lahui Rural Hawai'i Behavioral Health Training Program—Honolulu, HI

    - Next site visit 2017
  • Kansas State University Counseling Services—Manhattan, KS

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Louis Stokes Cleveland DVA Medical Center—Cleveland, OH

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Medical College of Georgia—Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center—Augusta, GA

    - Next site visit 2019
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey—University Behavioral Health Care—Newark, NJ

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital—Baltimore, MD

    - Next site visit 2019
  • University of Notre Dame, University Counseling Center—Notre Dame, IN

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Park Center, Inc.—Fort Wayne, IN

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital—Phoenix, AZ

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Phoenix VA Health Care System—Phoenix, AZ

    - Next site visit 2019
  • The Reading Hospital and Medical Center—West Reading, PA

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers, Inc.—Dallas, TX

    - Next site visit 2015
  • St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital—New York, NY

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Texas Tech Student Counseling Center—Lubbock, TX

    - Next site visit 2019
  • VA Caribbean Healthcare System—San Juan, PR

    - Next site visit 2019
  • VA Long Beach Healthcare System—Long Beach, CA

    - Next site visit 2019
  • VA Medical Center, Denver—Eastern Colorado Healthcare System—Denver, CO

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center—Salem, VA

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Virginia Beach City Public Schools—Virginia Beach, VA

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Westcoast Children's Clinic—Oakland, CA

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Wyoming State Hospital—Evanston, WY

    - Next site visit 2019  
Placed on “Accredited, Inactive” status for 2013-2014 Academic Year
  • University of Michigan Internship Consortium—Ann Arbor, MI 

Voluntarily Withdrawing from Accreditation
  • Creedmoor Psychiatric Center—Queens Village, NY— effective 1/1/2013
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver—Denver, CO— effective 9/1/2013
  • Pinecrest Supports and Services Center, Pineville, LA— effective 8/24/2012
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine—Detroit, MI— effective 8/31/2013

Postdoctoral Residency Programs

Granted Initial Accreditation
  • Bay Pines VA Healthcare System—Bay Pines, FL (Clinical)— effective 12/4/2012

    - Next site visit 2017
  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital—Hines, IL (Clinical)— effective 10/19/2012

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital—Columbia, MO (Clinical)— effective 9/21/2012

    - Next site visit 2017
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine—Baltimore, MD (Rehabilitation)— effective 10/11/2012

    - Next site visit 2017
  • W.G. (Bill) Hefner Veterans Affairs Medical Center—Salisbury, NC (Clinical)— effective 12/14/2012

    - Next site visit 2017  
Granted Continued Accreditation
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Psychology Fellowship Program—Rochester, MN (Clinical Child)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Psychology Fellowship Program—Rochester, MN (Clinical Health)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Psychology Fellowship Program—Rochester, MN (Clinical Neuropsychology)

    - Next site visit 2019
  • The University of Michigan Medical School—Ann Arbor, MI (Clinical Child)

    - Next site visit 2020  

Application for Initial Accreditation

Denial of a Site Visit (Appealable**)
  • Community Services Institute—Springfield, MA (Internship)
** In accordance with Implementing Regulation (PDF, 934KB — Note: View in Acrobat Reader 9 or later) 
 D.8-2, these decisions are being made public although they are not yet considered final.  These programs have 30 days from receipt of the decision letter to appeal the adverse decision.  The adverse decision is not considered final until (1) 30 days after the program is notified of the decision and the program elects not to appeal, or (2) if the program elects to appeal the decision, after receipt of the appeal panel report if the appeal panel upholds the CoA’s decision. 

 

For additional information about psychology accreditation or questions regarding this notice, please feel free to contact the APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation at (202) 336-5979 or by email.

Susan F. Zlotlow, PhD
Director, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation