Carlow University’s Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology Has its Accreditation Reaffirmed for 10 Years

Carlow University’s doctoral program in counseling psychology has had its accreditation reaffirmed for ten years by the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation.

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PsyD Program’s Accreditation Will Stand Through 2028

Pittsburgh, Pa. –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.

For more information about the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at Carlow University, please call (412) 578-6059.


About Carlow University

Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic university located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow’s graduates, curricula, and partnerships reflect its strong commitment to social justice; ethical, forward-thinking and responsible leadership; and service to the community that has a meaningful impact. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in four colleges: Health and Wellness, Leadership and Social Change, Learning and Innovation, and Professional Studies. Carlow graduates are in demand for their professional expertise, in fields ranging from nursing, the sciences, and perfusion technology to counseling, education, and forensic accounting; their entrepreneurial spirit and creative mindset; and their ability to manage change. Carlow’s 13 athletic teams are known as the Celtics, a reflection of the university’s Irish heritage and roots.

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