Notice of Actions — Accreditation Status: Spring 2015

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 March 19-22, 2015. 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 fall 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

Contingent Accreditation

Internships and postdoctoral residency programs are able to seek “accredited, on contingency” status. “Accredited, on contingency” is granted if and only if the program meets all standards except for the inclusion of all required outcome data on interns/residents in the program and after program completion. To move from “accredited, on contingency” status to fully accredited, the program must provide the required data by the time two (2) cohorts have completed the program.

Full Accreditation

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.)
  • Restore “accredited” status after being places on“accredited, on probation”: A program restored from “accredited, on probation” to “accredited” status is deemed to have come into compliance with the issues identified by the CoA in the probation decision letter and will have a self-study due one year after the receipt of the decision letter.
  • 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, 163KB).

Doctoral Programs

Granted Initial Accreditation 
  • Queens College at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (Clinical PhD) - effective November 7, 2014 <
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PhD program at Queens College at the Graduate Center, City University of New York and voted to approve initial accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
Granted Continued Accreditation
  • University at Albany (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2019
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PhD program at the University at Albany and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 5 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 5 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • Alfred University (School PsyD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the school PsyD program at Alfred University and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Boston College (Counseling PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the counseling PhD program at Boston College and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Case Western Reserve University (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PhD program at Case Western Reserve University and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Chestnut Hill College (Clinical PsyD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PsyD program at Chestnut Hill College and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • University of Denver (Counseling PhD)
    Next site visit 2017
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation review the counseling PhD program at the University of Denver and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 3 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 3 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that 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).
  • George Mason University (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PhD program at George Mason University and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • University of Georgia (Counseling PhD)
    Next site visit 2019
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the counseling PhD program at the University of Georgia and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 5 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 5 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • Hofstra University (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2019
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PhD program at Hofstra University and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 5 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 5 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • Howard University (Counseling PhD)
    Next site visit 2019
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the counseling PhD program at Howard University and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 5 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 5 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • Immaculata University (Clinical PsyD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PsyD program at Immaculata University and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • University of Kansas, Department of Psychology (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PhD program at the University of Kansas, Department of Psychology and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • University of Kentucky (School PhD)
    Next site visit 2019
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the school PhD program at the University of Kentucky and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 5 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 5 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PhD program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Inc. (Clinical PsyD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PsyD program at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Inc. and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • University of Minnesota (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2017
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PhD program at the University of Minnesota and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 3 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 3 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that 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).
  • University of Minnesota, Department of Educational Psychology (Counseling PhD)
    Next site visit 2020
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the counseling PhD program at University of Minnesota, Department of Educational Psychology and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • University of Minnesota (School PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the school PhD program at the University of Minnesota and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • University of Missouri, Columbia (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PhD program at the University of Missouri, Columbia and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PhD program at the University of Missouri, St. Louis and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • University of New Mexico (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PhD program at the University New Mexico and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PhD program at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • North Carolina State University (School PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the school PhD program at North Carolina State University and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Nova Southeastern University (Clinical PsyD)
    Next site visit 2019
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the Clinical PsyD program at Nova Southeastern University and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 5 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 5 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • University of Oklahoma (Counseling PhD)
    Next site visit 2017
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the counseling PhD program at the University of Oklahoma and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 3 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 3 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that 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).
  • Oklahoma State University (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation review the clinical PhD program at Oklahoma State University and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • University of Rhode Island (School PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the school PhD program at the University of Rhode Island and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation of the clinical PhD program at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • San Diego State University – UC San Diego (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PhD program at San Diego State – UC San Diego and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (Counseling PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the Counseling PhD program at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Teacher's College, Columbia University (Counseling PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the counseling PhD program at Teacher's College, Columbia University and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • University of Tulsa (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2019
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PhD program at the University of Tulsa and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 5 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 5 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Counseling PhD)
    Next site visit 2019
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the counseling PhD program at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 5 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 5 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
Placed on continued “ Accredited, Inactive ” status for 2015-2016 Academic Year
  • University of North Texas (Clinical PhD)
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PhD program at the University of North Texas and voted to approve its request for “accredited, inactive” status. The program no longer admits students and has decided to phase out. The “accredited inactive” status is granted by CoA for one year at a time. The program will need to request for renewal of inactive status prior to the beginning of the next academic year.
  • Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology (Clinical PsyD)
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PsyD program at the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology and voted to approve its request for “accredited, inactive” status. The program no longer admits students and has decided to phase out. The “accredited inactive” status is granted by CoA for one year at a time. The program will need to request for renewal of inactive status prior to the beginning of the next academic year.
Placed on “Accredited, on probation” status (Appealable*)
  • George Washington University (Clinical PsyD)
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to continue the clinical PsyD program at George Washington University “accredited, on probation” status. This decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that the accredited program is not consistent with the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P) and may have its accreditation revoked. Prior to this designation, the program was 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. Although it is an accredited status, “accredited, on probation” is considered by CoA to be an adverse action that serves as notice to the program, its students and the public that in the professional judgment of CoA the accredited program is not consistent with the G&P.

Internship Programs

Granted Initial “Accreditation, on Contingency”
  • William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veteran's Affairs Medical Center – Columbia, SC – Effective May 30, 2014
    Next review 2017
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veteran's Affairs Medical Center and voted to initially “accredit, on contingency”. “Accredited, on contingency” is granted if and only if the program meets all standards except for the inclusion of all required outcome data on interns in the program and after program completion. To move from “accredited, on contingency” status to fully accredited, the program must provide the required data by the time two (2) cohorts have completed the program.
Granted Initial Accreditation
  • AspenPointe Health Services – Colorado Springs, CO – Effective January 13, 2015
    Next site visit 2022
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at AspenPoint Health Services and voted to approve initial accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Columbia Valley Community Health – Wenatchee, WA – Effective November 18, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at Columbia Valley Community Health and voted to approve initial accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • University of Connecticut, Counseling and Mental Health Services – Storrs, CT – Effective November 6, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at the University of Connecticut, Counseling and Mental Health Services and voted to approve initial accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Harris County Juvenile Probation Department – Houston, TX – Effective September 16, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at Harris County Juvenile Probation Department and voted to approve initial accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Loudoun County Public Schools – Ashburn, VA – Effective March 28, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at Loudoun County Public Schools and voted to approve initial accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Sioux Falls VA Healthcare System – Sioux Falls, SD – Effective September 18, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at Sioux Falls VA Healthcare System and voted to approve initial accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • South Florida Consortium Internship Program – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Effective November 14, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at the South Florida Consortium Internship Program and voted to approve initial accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Western Kentucky Psychology Internship Consortium – Hopkinsville, KY – Effective December 9, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at theWestern Kentucky Psychology Internship Consortium and voted to approve initial accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital – Madison, VA – Effective December 19, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital and voted to approve initial accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
Granted Continued Accreditation
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, AZ
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • AHRC New York City – New York, NY
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at AHRC New York City and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Carson Center for Adults and Families – Westfield, MA
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at the Carson Center for Adults and Families and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health – Canton, OH
    Next site visit 2019
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 5 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 5 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • Greater Hartford Clinical Psychology Internship
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at the Greater Hartford Clinical Psychology Internship and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc. – Miami, FL
    Next site visit 2018
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at the Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc. and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 5 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 5 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • Kings County Hospital Center – Brooklyn, NY
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at the Kings County Hospital Center and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Lincoln Hills/Cooper Lake Schools (Wisconsin Department of Corrections) – Irma, WI
    Next site visit 2019
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at Lincoln Hills/Cooper Lake Schools (Wisconsin Department of Corrections) and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 5 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 5 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • Memphis VA Medical Center – Memphis, TN
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at the Memphis VA Medical Center and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Miami Children's Hospital – Miami, FL
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at Miami Children's Hospital and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • University of Michigan Internship Consortium – Ann Arbor, MI
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at the University of Michigan Internship Consortium and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Mississippi State Hospital – Whitefield, MS
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at Mississippi State Hospital and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • OhioGuidestone – Brook Park, OH
    Next site visit 2019
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at OhioGuidestone and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 5 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 5 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System – Leeds, MA
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northport - NY – Northport, NY
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the psychology internship program at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northport – NY and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Youth Opportunity Center – Munice, IN
    Next site visit 2016
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to restore the psychology internship program at Youth Opportunity Center's status from “accredited, on probation” to “accredited”. A program restored from “accredited, on probation” to “accredited” status is deemed to have come into compliance with the issues identified by the CoA in the probation decision letter and will have a self-study due one year after the receipt of the decision letter.
Voluntarily Withdrawing from Accreditation
  • Cornerstone Behavioral Health (Internship) – Effective July 31, 2015
  • Temple Health Sciences Center (Internship) – Effective July 1, 2014
Returned to Active Status
  • Aurora Behavioral Health Services (Internship) – Effective 2015-2016 Training Year

Postdoctoral Residency Programs

Granted Initial “Accreditation, on Contingency”
  • VA Caribbean Healthcare System (Clinical) – San Juan, PR – Effective December 5, 2014
    Next review 2017
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to initially “accredit, on contingency” the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System. “Accredited, on contingency” is granted if and only if the program meets all standards except for the inclusion of all required outcome data on residents in the program and after program completion. To move from “accredited, on contingency” status to fully accredited, the program must provide the required data by the time two (2) cohorts have completed the program.
Granted Initial Accreditation
  • Kaiser Permanente Northern California, East Bay Consortium (Clinical) – Pleasanton, CA – Effective December 5, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California, East Bay Consortium and voted to approve initial accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • VA Connecticut Healthcare System (Clinical MIRECC) – West Haven, CT – Effective October 21, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical (MIRECC) psychology postdoctoral residency program at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and voted to approve initial accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salem, VA (Clinical) – Salem, VA – Effective September 16, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salem, VA and voted to approve initial accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
Granted Continued Accreditation
  • Brooke Army Medical Center (Clinical Health) – Fort Sam Houston, TX
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical health psychology postdoctoral residency program at Brooke Army Medical Center and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Citrus Health Network, Inc. (Clinical) – Hialeah, FL
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at Citrus Health Network, Inc. and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System Seattle Division (Clinical) – Seattle, WA
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System Seattle Division and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Clinical Neuropsychology) – Bethesda, MD
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on March 19-22, 2015, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral residency program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled 7 years from the date of the program's last site visit. The 7 year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.


*In accordance with Implementing Regulation (PDF, 1.4MB) D.8-2, this decision is being made public although it is not yet considered final.  This program has 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.

Jacqueline Remondet Wall, PhD
Director, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation