SSCP Board of Directors endorses PCSAS accreditation system

Bethany Teachman, current president of SSCP, announced that the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology has endorsed the PCSAS accreditation system. The letter of support from SSCP notes that the purpose of SSCP is to affirm and continue to promote the integration of the scientist and the practitioner in training, research, and applied endeavors. Its members represent a diversity of interests and theoretical orientations across clinical psychology. The common bond of the membership is a commitment to empirical research and the ideal that scientific principles should play a role in training, practice, and establishing public policy for health and mental health concerns. "As an accreditation system, PCSAS also promotes science-centered education and training. Thus, we strongly support any state or province that would grant license-eligibility to graduates of programs that are accredited by PCSAS, regardless of whether the program has also been accredited by another organization."

PCSAS is an independent, non-profit body incorporated in December 2007 to provide rigorous, objective, and empirically based accreditation of Ph.D. programs in psychological clinical science (the terms psychological clinical science and scientific clinical psychology are used interchangeably).
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