Accreditation reaffirmed for School of Education’s Counseling Psychology doctoral program

The American Psychological Association‘s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) has voted to renew the UMKC School of Education’s Counseling Psychology doctoral program’s accreditation for ten years “based on the CoA’s professional judgement that the program has demonstrated that it adheres to the Standards of Accreditation in Health Service Psychology (SoA).”


The process leading to accreditation entailed a voluntary assessment of the program’s resources, objectives, strengths, and limitations begun in 2016, followed by an on-site visit in May 2017.


“Our accreditation success was possible given the unwavering support from our students, program alumni, practicum and internship supervisors, psychology colleagues in Arts and Sciences, and Counseling and Educational Psychology division faculty,” says Chris Brown, Ph.D., chair of the division of Counseling and Educational Psychology.  “This was a collective effort and I acknowledge the hard work and contributions of our colleagues and the very capable leadership of Johanna Nilsson, Ph.D., professor and director of training.”


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