Counseling and Psychological Services

Accreditation

Although not currently APA Accredited, the internship program at SUU strives to provide an excellent training experience and has been designed in accordance with APA Accreditation requirements.

We are thrilled to have been awarded an APA Grant for Internship Programs in August, 2013 that will provide funding to support our goal of accreditation. We are currently writing our self-study and anticipate submitting the self-study in May, 2014.

How long does the APA Accreditation process take?

According to the APA Accreditation website:

“The process of accreditation takes on average about 18 months from the time a program submits a self-study until the CoA reaches a decision. The process may take longer, as the CoA can defer making a decision either prior to or after the site visit in order to request further information from the program. If accredited, the effective accreditation date is the date of the site visit. There is no guarantee that an applicant program will obtain accredited status, or even be granted a site visit. This means that as a student, there is a risk involved in entering a program that is not yet accredited.”

*Questions related to the accreditation process 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 
Email: apaaccred@apa.org