The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona follows a clinical science training model. Our program prepares students not only to practice clinical psychology but to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field. In May, 2010, the Clinical Psychology Program received accreditation from the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), an organization designed to accredit high-caliber clinical science doctoral programs. PCSAS was created in 2008 to promote superior science-centered education and training in clinical psychology, to increase the quality and quantity of clinical scientists contributing to the advancement of public health, and to enhance the scientific knowledge base for mental and behavioral health care. The University of Arizona Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology was among the first three universities accredited by PCSAS. More information about PCSAS, including its goals and history, can be found at the following website: www.pcsas.org. In accord with the policies of our PCSAS accreditation, we provide the public with reliable and current information on the performance and achievements of our students, graduates, and faculty. This information can be found with our Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data.
Our clinical program has a long and distinguished history, and it has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1962. For information regarding the program's accreditation status you may contact The Commission on Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20002-4242. Phone # (202) 336-5979.
The University of Arizona's doctoral program in Clinical Psychology is a charter member of The Academy of Psychological Clinical Science, which is a coalition of doctoral training programs that share a common goal of producing and applying scientific knowledge to the assessment, understanding, and amelioration of human problems. Membership in the Academy is granted only after a thorough peer review process. Its membership in the Academy indicates that our program is committed to excellence in scientific training, and to using clinical science as the foundation for designing, implementing, and evaluating assessment and intervention procedures.
Here's a link to a FAQ I've prepared about applying to our clinical program. The information is largely related to applying to work in my lab, but it's relevant to applying to our program more generally: