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Fresno Clinical Psychology PhD Program Given Highest Level of Re-Accreditation by APA

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Published 10/04/2018
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Alliant's Press Release on the APA Re-Accreditation:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                               October 4, 2018


Contact: Cielo Villasenor

Alliant International University


California School of Professional Psychology’s Fresno Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program Given Highest Level of Re-Accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA)

San Diego, California— The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University’s clinical psychology Ph.D. degree program at its Fresno campus has just received a 10-year re-accreditation by the American Psychological association (APA)— the highest level of re-accreditation offered by the association.

Each of Alliant’s nine clinical psychology doctoral programs is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation. The Fresno program is the latest to have received the maximum re-accreditation. APA awards accreditation based on program performance. The accreditors review the curriculum, training opportunities, faculty credentials, and program resources. They also look at outcomes such as time to completion, attrition rates, and graduates’ success in attaining licensure. Another important outcome is students’ success in gaining internships. For 2017/18, 91% of Fresno’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. students were placed in APA-accredited internships, and 9% were placed in Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) member internships.

“This re-accreditation further highlights the exceptional efforts of our Fresno program’s expert faculty and staff and the quality of education and hands-on training that our Clinical Psychology students receive,” said CSPP Dean Dalia Ducker, Ph.D. “CSPP was the first independent school dedicated to professional psychology, and this news highlights the fact that we are also the future of professional psychology—we couldn’t be more proud of continuing this legacy on the eve of CSPP’s 50th anniversary.”

Questions related to a program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979

About Alliant International University

Alliant is a private university accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) which offers programs in psychology, education, business management, and law and operates programs in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Irvine, Japan, Hong Kong, and Mexico City.

Alliant’s mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership, and to promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.

Alliant’s vision: An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

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