Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS)

Remembering Varda Shoham

With APS Board Member Varda Shoham’s unexpected death on March 18, 2014, we lost an influential advocate for psychological science. During her prolific career spanning over 30 years, Varda devoted her boundless energy and intellect to shaping a rigorous science of clinical psychology. With colleagues and friends, as well as More

US House Urges Recognition of Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System

In a visible acknowledgement of clinical psychological science, the US House of Representatives has asked the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to facilitate the recognition of the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS). In 2012, PCSAS received recognition and accreditation authority from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to provide accreditation More

Clinical Science Accrediting System Earns National Recognition

The Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), which focuses on the quality and outcomes of scientific training of doctoral-level clinical psychologists, was recognized as an accrediting body by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the national nongovernmental gatekeeper of accrediting organizations. This “seal of approval” is an important symbolic More

Clinical Science Training and Beyond

Two sessions in the Clinical Science Forum at the 24th APS Annual Convention explored critical issues facing clinical psychologists. One session focused on education and the efforts that training programs are making to equip future clinicians with the skills they need to evaluate  and implement evidence-based interventions. During the second More