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Alliant’s Press Release on the APA Re-Accreditation:

December 14, 2018

Contact: Cielo Villasenor

Alliant International University


California School of Professional Psychology’s San Francisco 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 PhD degree program at its San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 attaining internships. In 2018-19, 88% of San Francisco’s Clinical Psychology PhD students are completing APA-accredited internships, and 6% are completing Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) member internships.

“This re-affirmation of the quality of our program is the latest reminder that we are continuing our legacy of impact on the eve of CSPP’s 50th anniversary,” said CSPP Dean Dalia Ducker, PhD.

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, forensics, 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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