Public Consultation for the 6th Revision of the Accreditation Standards and Procedures for Doctoral Programmes and Internships in Professional Psychology

The CPA Accreditation Panel for Doctoral Programmes and Internships in Professional Psychology (the Panel) is beginning a process of public consultation for the purpose or revising the Accreditation Standards and Procedures for Doctoral Programmes and Internships in Professional Psychology (the Standards).

The Standards are, first and foremost, community standards; set by the Canadian psychology training and practice community and aspiring to best practices in the teaching and training of psychologists. As such, the Panel is currently seeking feedback from all members of the community regarding the Standards through its Public Consultation Survey (see links below).

This survey is part of a multi-step revision process. Once this survey closes, the results will be integrated into a draft revision of the Standards by a committee overseen by the CPA’s Accreditation Panel. That draft will then be circulated to the training community for further feedback which will be integrated into a second draft. The feedback process will continue until both the Panel and majority of the training community are satisfied with the revisions. Once this occurs, a final draft will be submitted to the CPA Board of Directors for approval; the Board may then approve it as proposed or request further revisions. The Accreditation Panel anticipates that the 6th revision will be completed by June of the year 2020.

For further information about the survey or the Accreditation Standards review process, please contact the Registrar (Dr. Stewart Madon) at accreditation@cpa.ca or at 1-888-472-0657 ext. 333.

Thank you in advance for your participation, and for your continued support of the advancement of psychology training in Canada.

Link to download the current revision of the Standards (2011): http://www.cpa.ca/docs/File/Accreditation/Accreditation_2011.pdf

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