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Marywood University's Psy.D. Program was recognized for the quality of education and training it provides to students in a 10-year reaccreditation notice from the American Psychological Association's Commission on Accreditation.

Psy.D. Program Reaccredited for 10 Years by the American Psychological Association

Marywood University’s doctoral program in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) was recently notified of its 10-year reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association. The next accreditation site visit is scheduled for 2033.

The CoA recognized the quality of training provided by Marywood’s Psy.D. Program and deemed it “in substantial compliance with the Standards of Accreditation.” Also noted in the reaffirmation letter was the alignment of the Psy.D. Program’s mission with the overall mission of Marywood University and the mission of Marywood’s College of Health Sciences, which houses the program. Additional positive citations included instilling discipline-specific knowledge through focused courses and the attainment of profession-wide competencies through required coursework, research, and clinical training experiences, as well as the monitoring of student progress to achieve proximal outcomes.

Jeffrey Rutter, Psy.D., Director of Marywood’s Psy.D. Program, noted that a 10-year reaccreditation is “a significant achievement” that demonstrates the quality and rigor of Marywood University’s doctoral program in clinical psychology. Marywood Psy.D. students develop competencies in nine areas, including: research, ethical and legal standards, individual and cultural diversity, professional values and attitudes, communication and interpersonal skills, assessment, intervention, supervision, and consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills. For the past five years, Marywood’s Psy.D. Program also has been ranked #30 among the top 50 respected Psy.D. programs in the nation by, a leading online social community for graduate-level psychology students.

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