Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology Reaccredited by APA

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PsyD Program’s Accreditation Will Stand Through 2028

Carlow University student Amada Berney discusses her work at Graduate Scholarship Day

Carlow University’s doctoral program in counseling psychology, (PsyD) has had its accreditation reaffirmed by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Commission on Accreditation. The next site visit to be made by the Commission on Accreditation will be in 2028.

“The PsyD program in Counseling Psychology at Carlow University aims to train students to have a solid foundation of the discipline-specific knowledge and skills essential to the scientifically-informed professional practice of counseling psychology; have advanced profession-wide knowledge and direct-practice skills most evidenced by health service psychologists; have the knowledge and awareness necessary to act as culturally sensitive practitioners and agents of social change as reflected by the defining characteristics of counseling psychology; and develop through a learning environment that promotes collaboration and supports professional and personal growth,” wrote Jacqueline Remondet Wall, PhD, the director of the APA’s Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, in a letter to Joseph Roberts, PhD, training director of the PsyD program at Carlow.

The PsyD program at Carlow is one of only three APA-accredited counseling programs nationwide with a social justice focus. This allows Carlow doctoral students to focus on the relationship between psychological distress and the broader social strains created from inequality and lack of resources. Carlow PsyD students have engaged in predoctoral internships with organizations such as the Charles George VA Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Allegheny General Hospital, The Ohio State University, Cleveland Clinic, and Brooke Army Medical Center.

“On behalf of the Commission on Accreditation, I extend congratulations to the faculty and students of the program for their achievements. The Commission also expresses its appreciation for your personal commitment, and the corresponding support of your administration, to develop and maintain the best possible quality of graduate education and training in psychology,” wrote Dr. Remondet Wall. 

Learn more about the PsyD program here.

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