Notice of Actions — Accreditation Status: Summer 2014

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 summer meeting held July 17-20, 2014. 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 summer 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

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 Colorado, Denver (Clinical PhD) - effective March 14, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the clinical PhD program at University of Colorado at Denver, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • East Carolina University (School PhD) - effective May 20, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the school PhD program at East Carolina University, 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 the 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 Memphis (School PhD) - effective March 28, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the school PhD program at University of Memphis, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Northeastern University (Counseling PhD) - effective May 6, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the counseling PhD program at Northeastern University, 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 the 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
  • Arizona State University (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PhD program at Arizona State University, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Brigham Young University (Counseling PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the counseling PhD program at Brigham Young University, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Cleveland State University (Counseling PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the counseling PhD program at Cleveland State University, 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 the 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 Delaware (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PhD program at University of Delaware, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PhD program at Fairleigh Dickinson University, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Tampa (Clinical PsyD)
    (formerly listed as Argosy University, Tampa Campus; and Argosy University, Tampa)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PsyD program at Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Tampa, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Fuller Theological Seminary (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2018
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PhD program at Fuller Theological Seminary, 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 the CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • Fuller Theological Seminary (Clinical PsyD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2018
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PsyD program at Fuller Theological Seminary, 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 the CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg (Clinical PsyD)
    (formerly listed as Illinois School of Professional Psychology–Meadows; Argosy University, Chicago Northwest Campus; Argosy University, Schaumburg Campus; and Argosy University, Schaumburg)
    Next site visit scheduled 2020
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PsyD program at Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • John F. Kennedy University (Clinical PsyD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2016
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014 the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PsyD program at John F. Kennedy University, 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 the 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).
  • Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PhD program at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Marywood University (Clinical PsyD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PsyD program at Marywood University, 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 the 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 Massachusetts - Amherst (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PhD program at University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 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 the 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 Miami (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PhD program at University of Miami 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 the 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 (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2016
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014 the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PhD program at University of Michigan, 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 the 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).
  • Mississippi State University (School PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the school PhD program at Mississippi State University, 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 the 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 Nebraska - Lincoln (School PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the school PhD program at University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Northern Illinois University (School PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the school PhD program at Northern Illinois University, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • The Ohio State University (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2019
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PhD program at The Ohio State University, 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 the CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • University of Oregon (School PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the school PhD program at University of Oregon, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Pace University (Clinical and School PsyD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the combined clinical and school PsyD program at Pace University, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Pennsylvania State University (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PhD program at Pennsylvania State University, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Clinical PsyD)
    (formerly listed as Ponce School of Medicine)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PsyD program at Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (School PsyD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the school PsyD program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Saint Louis University (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2020
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PhD program at Saint Louis University, 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 the 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 Tennessee - Knoxville (School PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the school PhD program at University of Tennessee - Knoxville, 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 the 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 Texas at Austin (School PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2020
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the school PhD program at University of Texas at Austin, 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 the 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 Utah (Counseling PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the counseling PhD program at University of Utah, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Vanderbilt University (Clinical PhD)
    (The two clinical programs at Vanderbilt University were accredited as a single merged program in 2004)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PhD program at Vanderbilt University, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PhD program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 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 the 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 Wisconsin - Milwaukee (School PhD)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the school PhD program at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.

Internship Programs

Granted Initial Accreditation 
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx Psychiatric Center - Bronx, NY - Effective March 20, 2014
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the psychology internship program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Bronx Psychiatric Center, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Federal Correctional Complex - Petersburg, VA - Effective April 9, 2014
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the psychology internship program at the Federal Correctional Complex - Petersburg, VA, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  •   Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Philadelphia, PA - Effective April 4, 2014
    Next site visited scheduled 2021

    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the psychology internship program at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Rogers Center for Research and Training - West Allis, WI - Effective March 11, 2014
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the psychology internship program at the Rogers Center for Research and Training, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Travis County Psychology Internship - Austin, TX - Effective February 11, 2014
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the psychology internship program at the Travis County Psychology Internship, 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 the 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 Fargo Health Care System -Fargo, ND - Effective March 18, 2014
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the psychology internship program at the VA Fargo Health Care System, 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 the 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 Texas Valley Costal Bend Health Care System - Harlingen, TX - Effective February 20, 2014
    Next scheduled site visit 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the psychology internship program at the VA Texas Valley Coastal Health Care System, 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 the 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 California, Los Angeles-Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior - Los Angeles, CA
    (formerly listed as University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine)
    Department of Psychiatry and Bio-behavioral Sciences
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at University of California, Los Angeles - Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Federal Medical Center - Devens - Devens, MA
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Federal Medical Center - Devens, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Federal Medical Center - Lexington - Lexington, KY
    Next site visit scheduled 2020
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at the Federal Medical Center - Lexington, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Fulton State Hospital - Fulton, MO
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Fulton State Hospital, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • George Mason University Counseling and Psychological Services - Fairfax, VA
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at George Mason University Counseling and Psychological Services, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Houston ISD Psychological Services - Houston, TX
    Next site visit scheduled 2019
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at the Houston ISD Psychological Services, 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 the CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • Jewish Child Care Association of New York- Pleasantville, NY
    Next site visit scheduled 2018
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Jewish Child Care Association of New York, 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 the CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • The May Institute, Inc. - Randolph, MA
    Next site visit scheduled 2016
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014 the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PhD program at The May Institute, Inc., 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 the 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).
  • Nova Southeastern University Center for Psychological Studies - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    (formerly listed as Nova Southeastern University Psychological Services Center)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Nova Southeastern University Center for Psychological Studies, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Oregon State University Counseling and Psychological Services - Corvalis, OR
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Oregon State University Counseling and Psychological Services, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Southeast Human Service Center - Fargo, ND
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at the Southeast Human Service Center, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Virginia Tech—Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center - Blacksburg, VA
    (formerly listed as Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Counseling Center)
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Virginia Tech - Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center, 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 the 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 Maine Healthcare System - Augusta ME
    (formerly listed as Togus VA Medical Center; Veterans Affairs Medical Center—Togus, ME)
    Next site visit 2020
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at the VA Maine Healthcare System, 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 the 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 Western New York Healthcare System—Buffalo - Buffalo, NY
    Next site visit scheduled 2020
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at the VA Western New York Healthcare System - Buffalo, 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 the 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 Salt Lake City Health Care System - Salt Lake City, UT
    Next site visit 2020
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections - Madison, WI
    Next site visit scheduled 2018
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections, 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 the CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.

Placed on “Accredited, on probation” status (Appealable*)

  • Youth Opportunity Center - Muncie, IN
    Accredited, on probation (appealable)
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to place the Youth Opportunity Center on “accredited, on probation” status. Although “accredited, on probation” is an accredited status, it is considered by the CoA to be an adverse action that serves as notice to the program, its interns and the public that in the professional judgment of the CoA, 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, 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.

Postdoctoral Residency Programs

Granted Initial “Accreditation, on Contingency”
  • VA - Williams Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Columbia, SC - Effective March 21, 2014
    Next review 2016
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to initially “accredit, on contingency” the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at VA – Williams Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center. “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 graduation. 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
  • Southern Arizona VA Health Care System - Tucson, AZ - Effective July 12, 2013
    Next scheduled site visit 2020
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, 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 the 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
  • Memphis VA Medical Center - Memphis, TN
    Next site visit scheduled 2021
    At its meeting on July 20, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at the Memphis VA Medical Center, 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 the CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
Voluntarily Withdrawing from Accreditation
  • Harbor/UCLA Medical Center (Clinical Neuropsychology) -Torrance, CA - Effective July 20, 2014


*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.

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