Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology Receives Continued Accreditation from the APA’s Commission on Accreditation

Teaneck, NJ (August 15, 2014) The Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) has granted Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology continued accreditation.

The program was granted seven years of accreditation, the longest time period the commission grants. According to the APA website, “The seven year decision is based on the Commission on Accreditation’s professional judgment of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation.”

"We are all thrilled with the outcome of this accreditation cycle. In writing the self-study and hosting the site visit, we observed the strong correspondence between the APA's Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation and the educational and community-based values of Fairleigh Dickinson University, including the highest quality professional training and a respect for individual and cultural diversity,” said Katharine Loeb, Associate Professor, School of Psychology.

During the re-accreditation process and site visit Loeb served as Director of Clinical Training, while Assistant Professor of Psychology, Julie Ryan, functioned as Associate Director of Clinical Training. Collectively, they wrote the self-study and managed the site visit, both of which informed this accreditation outcome.

“We were also proud of our program's alignment with the expectations of our accrediting body, and are pleased that the APA's Commission on Accreditation recognized this in their decision," Loeb continued.

Their immense efforts were supported by both core and associated program faculty, as well as Director of the School of Psychology, Dr. Ron Dumont, Dean Patti Mills, Metropolitan Campus Provost Joe Kiernan, University Provost Chris Capuano and President Shelley Drucker.   The program received initial accreditation in 1986.

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