Clinical PsyD Program Awarded Full Accreditation for Ten Years by the American Psychological Association
Accreditation is a rigorous process voluntarily pursued by institutions of higher learning to demonstrate that their programs meet or exceed educational standards. The process of accreditation involves external reviews, self-assessment, and commitments to ongoing improvement and excellence. It is an intense process, in respect to both time and labor, but it’s one William James College values greatly and takes great care in approaching.
“Accreditation communicates to students the rigorous standards we set for ourselves and for their education,” said Dr. Stacey Lambert, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chair of the Clinical Psychology Department. “This is an important and highly valued process for the College for many reasons, not the least of which is that accreditation shows our deep commitment to maintaining extremely high-quality training.”
William James College, under Lambert’s leadership, recently completed the accreditation process for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. The American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation (CoA) has awarded the program accreditation for 10 years, the maximum term.
“This was a very long, detailed process and involved the work of many,” said Lambert. “I am very proud of our faculty, students, and all our administrators who support the program.”
Lambert specifically thanked Department Coordinator Mary Yasuda for her help with “every aspect of the process,” Director of Field Education Dr. Shellee Robbins, who served as report editor, and Director Office of Academic Data, Development, and Institutional Effectiveness Vera Mauk, who supported the process through data and insights throughout.
William James College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as a whole, and values accreditation and approval for individual programs. The MA/CAGS School Psychology Program, for example, is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching Program has full approval from the International Coach Federation (ICF).
The Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at William James College is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), demonstrating its compliance with the APA Criteria for Accreditation implemented in a manner consistent with its publicly stated goals and objectives.
The Internship Consortium at William James College is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), demonstrating its compliance with the APA Criteria for Accreditation implemented in a manner consistent with its publicly stated goals and objectives.