APA Committee on Accreditation

In 2016, the APA Committee on Accreditation (CoA) conducted a site visit and evaluation of the Clinical Psychology doctoral program in the department.  Part of that visit included an evaluation of the clinical psychology doctoral program’s objective to acquire and demonstrate sensitivity to and competence in issues of cultural and individual diversity in the science and practice of clinical psychology. Regarding diversity, the CoA report noted the program has made long-term and consistent efforts to attract and retain students and faculty with different backgrounds; in the past 7 years, more than 25% of enrolled students were from minority ethnic or racial backgrounds.  Students interviewed by the CoA site visit team noted they feel supported and respected by others in the department.  Review of core course syllabi indicated diversity topics are explicitly considered and readings were up to date and appropriate for the courses.