Public comment: SoA

Submit your comments on the proposed standards by July 7, 2014.

The proposed Standards of Accreditation (SoA) in Health Service Psychology is now open for public comment through July 7, 2014.

The proposed SoA represents a culmination of the two prior phases of public comment occurring during 2012 and 2013, conversations with training councils, and other discussions with stakeholders on the future of the discipline and profession. The proposed SoA signifies the next step forward and a continued opportunity to further build upon the dialogue between CoA and constituents. 

The SoA consists of three parts representing each level of training: doctoral; doctoral internship and postdoctoral residency. You will have an opportunity to comment on any or all sections across each training level.

Submit comments online via CoA’s public comment system.

Prior to viewing the standards and offering comments, you will be asked to review important details pertaining to the SoA and affirm that you have read this material. Please take the time to review this introduction.

Comments received from the prior two phases of comment continue to be available on the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation webpage. You will also be able to access the current public comment system from the OPCA page.

In accordance with the APA “Policies for Accreditation Governance” and Department of Education regulations for notice and comment, CoA has made the proposed standards of accreditation available for a period of public review and comment. The public comment period began on Jan. 16, 2014, and continues through July 7, 2014. In an effort to promote thoughtful discussion, CoA is providing an electronic-based comment form for public comment submission. Comments and other information, including users' identity, will be public. Email addresses used for registration will be kept confidential. CoA will consider all comments received in moving forward with revisions to its standards of accreditation.