Notice of Actions — Accreditation Status: Fall 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 spring meeting held October 23-26, 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 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 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 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 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, CoA in its professional judgment may revoke the program’s accreditation. “Revocation of accreditation” is considered by CoA to be an adverse action designating a program that has previously been placed on “accredited, on probation” status and for which 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
  • Georgia Southern University (Clinical PsyD) - effective March 4, 2014
    Next site visit 2019
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the clinical PsyD program at Georgia Southern University, with the next site visit scheduled 7 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.
Granted Continued Accreditation
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Chicago Campus (Clinical PsyD)
    Next site visit 2016
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PsyD program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Chicago Campus, 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).
  • Fordham University (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PhD program at Fordham 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 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 Houston (School PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the school PhD program at the University of Houston, 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.
  • Louisiana Tech University (Counseling PhD)
    Next site visit 2020
    At its meeting October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the counseling PhD program at Louisiana Tech 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 CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Oklahoma State University (Counseling PhD)
    Next site visit 2020
    At its meeting October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the counseling PhD program at Oklahoma 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 CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Purdue University (Clinical PhD)
    Next site visit 2018
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical PhD program at Purdue 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 CoA's professional judgment that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • Purdue University (Counseling PhD)
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the counseling PhD program at Purdue 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 CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
Placed on continued "Accredited, Inactive" status for 2014-2015 Academic Year
  • Arizona State University (School PhD)
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the school PhD program at Arizona State University. 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.
  • City University of New York, Graduate Center (School PhD)
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the school PhD program at City University of New York, Graduate Center. 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*)
  • Louisiana State University (Clinical PhD)
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to grant the clinical PhD program at Louisiana State 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.
Voluntarily Withdrawing from Accreditation
  • University of Victoria (Clinical PhD) - Effective December 31, 2014

Internship Programs

Granted Initial "Accreditation, on Contingency"
  • Community Health Awareness Council – Mountain View, CA – Effective August 15, 2014
    Next review 2017
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to initially "accredit, on contingency" the psychology internship program at the Community Health Awareness Council. "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.
  • Hawaii Psychology Internship Consortium – Kailua, HI – Effective July 2, 2014
    Next review 2017
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to initially "accredit, on contingency" the psychology internship program at the Hawaii Psychology Internship Consortium. "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.
  • OGJVA Medical Center – Iron Mountain, MI – Effective June 11, 2014
    Next review 2017
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to initially "accredit, on contingency" the psychology internship program at the OGJVA 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 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.
  • Orlando VA Medical Center – Orlando, FL – Effective July 3, 2014
    Next review 2017
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to initially "accredit, on contingency" the psychology internship program at the Orlando VA 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 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
  • University of California, Riverside Counseling Center – Riverside, CA – Effective November 8, 2013
    Next site visit 2020
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the psychology internship program at the University of California – Riverside 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 CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Dell Children's Medical Center/University of Texas at Austin, Texas Child Study Center – Austin, TX – Effective June 24, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the psychology internship program at Dell Children's Medical Center/University of Texas at Austin, Texas Child Study 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 CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Heart of America Psychology Training Consortium – Central Region – Springfield, MO – Effective October 25, 2013
    Next site visit 2020
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the psychology internship program at Hear of America Psychology Training Consortium – Central Region, 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 Maryland, Baltimore County Counseling Center – Baltimore, MD – Effective June 6, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the psychology internship program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County 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 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 Alabama Birmingham Psychology Training Consortium – Birmingham, AL
    Next site visit 2018
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at the University of Alabama Birmingham Psychology Training Consortium, 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.
  • Arkansas Behavioral Health Services Division – Arkansas State Hospital – Little Rock, AR
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Arkansas Behavioral Health Services Division- Arkansas 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 CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium – Carol Stream, IL
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at the Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium, 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.
  • Federal Medical Center – Carswell, TX – Fort Worth, TX
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell, 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.
  • Friends Hospital – Philadelphia, PA
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Friends 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 CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Georgia State University Counseling and Testing Center – Atlanta, GA
    Next site visit 2019
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Georgia State University Counseling and Testing Center, 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.
  • Jewish Child and Family Services – Northbrook, IL
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Jewish Child and Family 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 CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Lenox Hill Hospital – New York, NY
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Lenox Hill 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 CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Manhattan Psychiatric Center – New York, NY
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Manhattan 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 CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • MercyFirst – Syosset, NY
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at MercyFirst, 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.
  • Saint Elizabeth's Hospital – Washington, DC
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Saint Elizabeth's 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 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 Louisiana Internship Consortium – Baton Rouge, LA
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Southern Louisiana Internship Consortium, 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.
  • Utah State University – Logan, UT
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Utah 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 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 Medical Center – Bronx, NY (James J. Peters VAMC) – Bronx, NY
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at the VA Medical Center (James J. Peters VAMC), 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 Medical Center, Syracuse – Syracuse, NY
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at the VA Medical Center, Syracuse, 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.
  • Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center – Brooklyn, NY
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health 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 CoA's professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • Yale Child Study Center – New Haven, CT
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the psychology internship program at Yale Child Study 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 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
  • Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, Inc. (JBFCS) (Internship) – Effective August 12, 2014

Postdoctoral Residency Programs

Granted Initial "Accreditation, on Contingency"
  • VA – Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center MIRECC (Clinical) – Richmond, VA – Effective August 15, 2014
    Next review 2019
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to initially "accredit, on contingency" the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center MIRECC. "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
  • Atlanta VA Medical Center (Clinical) – Decatur, GA – Effective June 27, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at the Atlanta 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 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 Neuropsychology) – West Haven, CT – Effective May 30, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral residency program at the VA Connecticut 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.
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dayton (Clinical) – Dayton, OH – Effective March 29, 2013
    Next site visit 2020
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dayton, 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 – Washington, DC (Clinical) – Washington, DC – Effective October 25, 2013
    Next site visit 2020
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Washington, DC, 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 Pittsburgh Healthcare System (Geropsychology)– Pittsburgh, PA – Effective August 1, 2014
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve initial accreditation of the geropsychology postdoctoral residency program at the VA Pittsburgh 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 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 Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Clinical) – Oklahoma City, OK
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences 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 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 Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Clinical Neuropsychology)– Oklahoma City, OK
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical neropsychology postdoctoral residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences 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 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 Rochester Medical Center (Clinical) – Rochester, NY
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at the University of Rochester 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 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) – West Haven, CT
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at the VA Connecticut 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 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 Health ) – West Haven, CT
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical health psychology postdoctoral residency program at the VA Connecticut 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 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, Kansas City (Clinical)– Kansas City, MO
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Kansas City, 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 Pittsburgh Healthcare System (Clinical)– Pittsburgh, PA
    Next site visit 2021
    At its meeting on October 26, 2014, the APA Commission on Accreditation voted to approve continued accreditation of the clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at the VA Pittsburgh 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 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.

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