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TWU doctoral school psychology program receives national accreditation


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University doctoral program in school psychology recently was accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the national accrediting authority for professional education and training in psychology.

The TWU program received a seven-year accreditation — the maximum accreditation period awarded by the association. The accreditation is retroactive to 2011 and will continue through the year 2018.

The accreditation certifies that the program has met the rigorous training standard established by the APA.

“National accreditation is an important validation of the hard work our faculty do on a daily basis to train school psychologists,” said Dr. Daniel C. Miller, professor and chair of the TWU Department of Psychology and Philosophy. “This accreditation is important to the university, the department, the program and, ultimately to the graduate students who choose TWU for their education.”

Dr. Denise Maricle, director of the doctoral school psychology program, said graduates of the program work not only in schools, but also in hospitals and private practice. Many are in leadership positions, she said, adding, “APA accreditation will help our program continue to attract quality students.”

Dr. Maricle said APA accreditation was among her priorities when she became director of the program in 2006. The formal application process began in 2008 with a consultant’s review of the program to ensure that the doctoral program curriculum met national training standards.

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