The PCSAS accreditation system has taken another huge step forward, as it is now recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The new VA Psychologist Qualification Standards dictate that graduate students from PCSAS accredited programs are eligible for VA internships, and PCSAS grads are eligible for VA employment.
Our annual members meeting was held on May 26 in Chicago. Topics addressed included recent progress regarding support for the PCSAS accreditation system, on-going discussions regarding clinical science training that involves integration of doctoral and internship training programs, and activation of a new APCS committee structure.
APCS continues to sponsor and collaborate with activities that affect the future of training in clinical science. These include discussions at ABCT in Chicago as well as meetings surrounding the development of CAAPS.
Dave Sbarra, Director of Clinical Training at the University of Arizona, will become the next president of APCS. Stacy Frazier, DCT at Florida International University, will succeed Adele Hayes as the next treasurer. And Josh Miller, DCT at the University of Georgia, will replace Joanne Davila as member-at-large on the Executive Committee.
Our annual meeting for all program representatives was held on May 21 at the New York Marriott Marquis. This year's meeting marks our 20th anniversary. We held a small celebration in addition to our usual program activities.
Delaware's Governor Jack Markell signed new legislation granting PCSAS parity with APA's CoA in a signing ceremony in his office at 11:00 AM on July 28th. We're indebted to Bob Simons, Mary Graham, and the Delaware team for this achievement --the first of many to come.
Dean McKay, president of the Association for Advancement of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, announced that the Board of Directors of ABCT has endorsed the PCSAS accreditation system for clinical science training.
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) formally recognized the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS).
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).
There are a multitude of reasons why APS is vital to you and to the science of psychology. From our advocacy efforts to our acclaimed scientific journals to our promotion of the education of psychology, APS is working hard to ensure the vitality and the advancement of psychology as a science.
The Delaware Project aims to redefine psychological clinical science training in ways that emphasize continuity across a spectrum of research activities concerned with (a) basic mechanisms of psychopathology and behavior change, (b) intervention generation and refinement, (c) intervention efficacy and effectiveness...