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Accreditation Readiness Project (ARP)

Accreditation Readiness Project (ARP)

Last Updated 8/5/2018:

APPIC encourages member programs to seek accreditation and to be part of the next phase of its Accreditation Readiness Project.

The purpose of this project is to support APPIC-member internship programs moving toward American Psychological Association (APA) accreditation. The target audience is programs prepared to write the APA-required self-study consistent with the APA Standards of Accreditation.

APPIC is currently in the process of starting to recruit (beginning on October 1st, 2018) internship programs who wish to receive free hands-on support and consultation around developing a self-study for APA accreditation. This APPIC-funded support serves as Phase IV of APPIC’s Accreditation Readiness Project (ARP). Over 60 internship programs have completed previous phases of the ARP program. In 2018, APPIC is committed to supporting another group of up to 12 internship programs who wish to receive support around developing their self-study.

APPIC has contracted with Clover Educational Consulting Group (Clover) to administer Phase IV of the ARP project. Specifically, Clover will select up to 12 programs to receive monthly consultation and support in the development of a self-study for accreditation over the period of January-December, 2019. Selected programs will participate in Clover-administered “Learning Communities”, which will be comprised of small groups of internship programs. Clover will provide instructional webinars related to the accreditation process, monthly group Q&A sessions, tailored consultation to individual programs, and feedback on self-study documents.

If selected, your internship would begin engaging in learning community activities in January 2019. Please note that engagement in this initiative indicates a readiness and willingness to engage in a structured program with monthly tasks, to receive a high level of consultative support, and to complete a self-study for accreditation during the 2019 calendar year. Participants will be selected based upon a number of criteria. Because participant slots are limited, submitting an application for inclusion does not guarantee selection.

To apply to participate go to this page for details: Click Here

If you have additional questions please contact APPIC.

Daniel B. Hurley, Ph.D.
Allina Health