Future Accreditation Plans

The Graduate Program in Clinical-Community Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to training psychologists who strive to produce and apply scientific knowledge to the assessment, understanding, and amelioration of human problems.  Our program is currently accredited by APA and PCSAS through 2023.  Our program provides training and professional development opportunities that are highly individualized and science-focused; we view the evolving curricular and other demands associated with APA accreditation as sometimes inconsistent with our training philosophy.  As the 2023 APA renewal approaches, we may or may not seek subsequent accreditation from APA. Discussion of this issue would include students in our program and would in no way represent a departure from our core mission to produce graduates who assume leadership roles and contribute to the discipline and to society, and our guiding values of collaboration, mutual respect, fairness, diversity, and the highest ethical standards.  Whatever we decide will be driven by our desire to continue training scholarly and scientifically oriented researchers and professionals with a variety of interests.  We will not make any changes that would limit our students’ training opportunities or threaten the ability of our graduates to have the sorts of successful careers they have long enjoyed (e.g., as university professors, college teachers, public policy analysts, faculty in medical centers and research institutes, and administrators/directors of a variety of community agencies/organizations).

*Questions related to the program's APA accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: 
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation 
American Psychological Association 
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979/E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org
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*Questions related to the program's PCSAS accreditation status should be directed to: 
Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System
1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 402, Washington, DC 20036-1218 USA
Phone: (301) 455-8046/E-mail: AKraut@PCSAS.org
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