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APPIC Nominations to CoA

Deadline for 2014 Nominations September 1, 2013

Dear Colleagues in the Education and Training Community:

APPIC has been asked to forward nominations for two seats on the APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA).  Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for these important seats by Monday, September 2.  It is vital that internship and postdoctoral training issues continue to be well represented on the CoA.

Terms of service for the seats are January 2014 through December 2016.  As specified in the APA Policies of Accreditation Governance, the nominees should “…reflect individual and cultural diversity and the breadth of psychology as a discipline.” It is BEA’s responsibility to review all nominations to ensure that the overall composition of CoA reflects such diversity.  

As you know, the CoA increased the number of seats from 21 to 32 in 2008.  At present, APPIC is represented by Emil Rodolfa, PhD (term ends in 2014), and Henry Buchtel, PhD and David Mather PhD (both terms end in 2013 and both are eligible for reappointment).  In addition, the APPIC-Other Training Communities CoA Nomination Committee is represented by Loretta Braxton, PhD (term ends in 2015) and MaryJan Murphy, PhD (term ends in 2014).  In addition, Postdoctoral Training Groups are  represented by Stephen R. McCutcheon (term ends 2015). Thus, nominations are solicited for the seats currently held by Drs. Buchtel and Mather.

A position on the CoA requires a substantial amount of work, including three 4-day meetings in Washington, DC (April, July & October) and at least one policy review meeting usually held in January.  Nominations must include a CV and a letter of interest that identifies interest and qualifications.  Nominations are due by September 2.  Please forward your nominations and letter of interest (self-nominations are encouraged) to:

Jenny Cornish, PhD:

Nominees must meet the following criteria to be considered: 

1.            The nominee must have a doctoral degree in professional psychology (i.e. clinical, counseling, school).

2.            The nominee has a minimum of five years of experience as a staff member with an APPIC member program that is APA accredited. The nominee has contributed significantly to his/her internship program’s APA self-study and site visit process. Special consideration is given to internship training directors and department chairs.

3.            The nominee has experience as an APA site visitor.

4.            Qualities such as leadership, ethical responsibility, conscientiousness, fairness, and working well in groups are strongly considered.

5.            Preference is given to current and past APPIC Board members, APPIC Committee Chairs, and psychologists who have been in other service positions within APPIC.


Please visit the APPIC website for further information regarding this process:

Documents include:

1.            Policies of Accreditation Government

2.            APPIC Nomination Criteria

3.            2014 CoA Membership Profile

4.            2013 Information for Prospective Members

5.            Code of Conduct – Revised 2011


Please contact me if you have additional questions.  Thanks!


Jenny Cornish, Ph.D., Chair of the Nominations Committee, APPIC Board of Directors



Documents to review include:

2014 CoA Membership Profile

APA Policies of Accreditation Governance

APPIC Nomination Criteria

Code of Conduct 2012

Info for Prospective CoA Members 2013


Please contact me if you have additional questions.  Thanks!


Jenny Cornish, Ph.D., Chair of the Nominations Committee, APPIC Board of Directors