Notice of Actions — Accreditation Status: Fall 2013

The following serves as a notice of actions related to accreditation status taken by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association at its fall meeting held October 17-20, 2013. This list does not include actions on programs that did not receive an accreditation decision, or programs that submitted other correspondence or interim reports for review at the 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 online.

Accreditation Statuses and Decision Guidelines

Accredited Statuses

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

  • 7 Year Guideline: Compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation (G&P). No serious deficiencies.
  • 5 Year Guideline: Multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.
  • 3 Year Guideline: Program resource concerns, instability and/or serious deficiencies remain, but can be corrected in the near future (minor deficiencies typically addressed in the next self-study.)
  • The CoA may also assign a program “accredited, on probation” status.  Although it is an accredited status, it is considered by the CoA to be an adverse action that serves as notice to the program, its students/interns/residents and the public that in the professional judgment of the CoA, the accredited program is not consistent with the G&P and may have its accreditation revoked. Prior to this designation, a program is provided an opportunity to show cause why it should not be placed on probation by providing a written response to the issues of concern. A program not coming into compliance within two (2) CoA meetings after the show cause notice is assigned “accredited, on probation” status. This status is appealable within 30 days of receipt of written notice of the CoA decision.
Revocation

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

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

Doctoral Programs

Granted Initial Accreditation
  • Midwestern University, Downers Grove (Clinical PsyD)— effective September 18, 2012
    • Next site visit 2017
Granted Continued Accreditation
  • Boston University (Clinical PhD)
    • Next site visit 2018
  • University of California, Los Angeles (Clinical PhD)
    • Next site visit 2018
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (Clinical, Counseling, and School PhD)
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Carlos Albizu University, San Juan Campus (Clinical PsyD)
    • Next site visit 2018
  • University of Central Florida (Clinical PhD)
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Central Michigan University (School PhD)
    • Next site visit 2018
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Clinical PhD)
    • Next site visit 2019
  • University of Denver (Clinical PhD)
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Duke University (Clinical PhD)
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Duquesne University (Clinical PhD)
    • Next site visit 2016
  • Duquesne University (School PhD)
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Fordham University (Counseling PhD)
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (Clinical PhD)
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Kent State University (Clinical PhD)
    • Next site visit 2020
  • La Salle University (Clinical PsyD)
    • Next site visit 2018
  • Louisiana State University (School PhD)
    • Next site visit 2016
  • University of Nevada, Reno (Clinical PhD)
    • Next site visit 2018
  • New York University (Counseling PhD)
    • Next sit visit 2016
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Clinical PhD)
    • Next site visit 2020
  • University of Northern Colorado (School PhD)
    • Next site visit 2018
  • University of Pennsylvania (Clinical PhD)
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Seattle Pacific University (Clinical PhD)
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Syracuse University (Clinical PhD)
    • Next site visit 2020
  • University of Texas at Austin (Clinical PhD)
    • Next site visit 2020
  • University of Virginia, Curry School of Education (Clinical and School PhD)*
    • Next site visit 2020
Placed on “Accredited, on probation” status (Appealable**)
  • George Washington University (Clinical PsyD)
Placed on continued “ Accredited, Inactive ” status for 2013-2014 Academic Year
  • Northeastern University (Counseling and School PhD)
Voluntarily Withdrawing from Accreditation
  • New York University (School PhD)— effective December 31, 2013
  • New York University (School PsyD)— effective December 31, 2013

 

Internship Programs

Granted Initial Accreditation
  • University of Houston, Clear Lake Counseling Services—Houston, TX— effective June 18, 2013
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Huntington VA Medical Center—Huntington, WV— effective July 16, 2013
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center—Waianae, HI— effective August 9, 2013
    • Next site visit 2020
Granted Continued Accreditation
  • Appalachian State University—Boone, NC
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Arizona State Hospital—Tempe, AZ
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center—Battle Creek, MI
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Bay Pines VA Healthcare System—Bay Pines, FL
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Brooke Army Medical Center—San Antonio, TX
    • Next site visit 2020
  • University of California, Santa Cruz—Santa Cruz, CA
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Canvas Health—Oakdale, MN
    • Next site visit 2020
  • The Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology—Boston, MA
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Charleston Consortium Internship Program—Charleston, SC
    • Next site visit 2016
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center—Cincinnati, OH
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center—Fort Gordon, GA
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Florida State University—Tallahassee, FL
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Grand Valley State University—Allendale, MI
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital—Morris Plains, NJ
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic—St. Paul, MN
    • Next site visit 2015
  • Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Mental Health Center—Boston, MA
    • Next site visit 2020
  • The Help Group—Sherman Oaks, CA
    • Next site visit 2020
  • University of Idaho Counseling and Testing Center—Moscow, ID
    • Next site visit 2020
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center—Chicago, IL
    • Next site visit 2020
  • James Madison University Counseling and Student Development Center—Harrisonburg, VA
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center—Chicago, IL
    • Next site visit 2020
  • John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents—Rockville, MD
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Marcus Autism Center—Atlanta, GA
    • Next site visit 2015
  • University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital—Miami, FL
    • Next site visit 2020
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City Counseling Center—Kansas City, MO
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Naval Medical Center—San Diego, CA
    • Next site visit 2020
  • University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center—Albuquerque, NM
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Northeast Florida State Hospital—MacClenny, FL
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Ohio Psychology Internship—Akron, OH
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Pennsylvania State University Center for Counseling and Psychological Services—University Park, PA
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Primary Children's Medical Center—Salt Lake City, UT
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Sarah A. Reed Children's Center—Erie, PA
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Sharp Healthcare—San Diego, CA
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System—New Orleans, LA
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System—Tucson, AZ
    • Next site visit 2020
  • University of South Florida—Tampa, FL
    • Next site visit 2018
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University—Syracuse, NY
    • Next site visit 2020
  • University of Utah Counseling Center—Salt Lake City, UT
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Vanderbilt University/VA Internship Consortium—Murfeesboro, TN
    • Next site visit 2020
  • VA Northern California Healthcare Services—Martinez, CA
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center Washington, DC—Washington, DC
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Army Clinical Psychology Internship—Bethesda, MD
    • Next site visit 2018
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Navy Clinical Psychology Internship—Bethesda, MD
    • Next site visit 2018
  • University of Washington School of Medicine—Seattle, WA
    • Next site visit 2020
  • W.G. Bill Hefner VA Medical Center—Salisbury, NC
    • Next site visit 2020
  • University of Wisconsin Center for Health Services—Madison, WI
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Yale University School of Medicine—New Haven, CT
    • Next site visit 2020
Placed on continued “ Accredited, Inactive ” status for 2013-2014 Training Year
  • Aurora Behavioral Health Center—Wauwatosa, WI
    • Next site visit fall 2014

 

Postdoctoral Residency Programs

Granted Initial Accreditation
  • Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System—North Little Rock, AR (Clinical)— effective May 15, 2013
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Kaiser Permanente West Bay Consortium—South San Francisco, CA (Clinical)— effective June 18, 2013
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Memphis VA Medical Center—Memphis, TN (Clinical Health)— effective July 23, 2013
    • Next site visit 2020
  • Memphis VA Medical Center—Memphis, TN (Clinical Neuropsychology)— effective July 23, 2013
    • Next site visit 2020
Granted Continued Accreditation
  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Psychology Service—Palo Alto, CA (Clinical)
    • Next site visit 2020

*Prior to the grant of continued accreditation published in this notice, the combined Clinical and School PhD program at the University of Virginia (Curry School of Education) was previously listed and accredited as a Clinical PhD program.

** In accordance with Implementing Regulation 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 email Accreditation.

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