The Washington, D.C. Campus, established in 2010, graduated its first Clinical Psy.D. Program cohort in 2015. Because the APA site visit took place in December 2015 after the campus' self-study application was approved, and because accreditation is retroactive to the date of the site visit; students who have already graduated from the program are considered to have graduated from an APA accredited Program.
"Both acceptance of the initial application, and graduation of a program's first cohort under an accredited program are rare," said Milton Fuentes, Psy.D., department chair, Clinical Psy.D. Program. "We are proud to be counted among the few."
"Congratulations to Campus Dean Dr. Heather Sheets, Department Chair Dr. Milton Fuentes, the program faculty, and the students! Having achieved accreditation for our Clinical Psychology Program speaks to the excellent curriculum and training developed by the accomplished faculty. Everything we do at the University is about our students. I am so proud of, and delighted for, our Clinical Doctoral students at the D.C. Campus. This accreditation outcome is a true reflection of their hard work and persistence," remarked Michele Nealon-Woods, Psy.D., president, The Chicago School.
The Clinical Psy.D. Program on TCSPP's Chicago Campus also achieved APA accreditation several years ago, and has graduated more than 1400 students to date, including Dr. Nealon-Woods and Dr. Sheets.
About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private university devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences. The Chicago School is an affiliate of TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. The university serves nearly 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles and Irvine); and Washington, D.C., as well as through online programs. The Chicago School is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, (WSCUC), and its Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.
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