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Accreditation Readiness Project (ARP)

Last Updated: April 2022

APPIC encourages member programs to seek accreditation. Currently, unaccredited programs are encouraged to be part of the next phase of APPIC’s Accreditation Readiness Project (ARP).

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 planning for April to June 2022 to be a recruitment period for 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 VII of APPIC’s Accreditation Readiness Project (ARP). Over 100 internship programs have completed previous phases of the ARP program. In 2022-2023, APPIC is committed to supporting another group of up to 18 internship programs who wish to receive support around developing their self-study at no additional financial cost to the member program.

APPIC has contracted with Clover Educational Consulting Group (Clover) to administer Phase VII of the ARP project. Specifically, Clover will select up to 18 programs to receive monthly consultation and support in the development of a self-study for accreditation over the period of July 2022-June 2023. Selected programs will participate in Clover-administered Learning Communities, which will include monthly teaching and technical assistance calls. Clover also will provide instructional webinars related to the accreditation process, tailored consultation to individual programs, and feedback on self-study documents.

If selected, your internship would begin engaging in Learning Community activities in July 2022. Please note that engagement in this initiative indicates a readiness and willingness to participate in a structured program with monthly tasks, to receive a high level of consultative support, and to complete a self-study for accreditation with a target submission date of June 30, 2023. Participants will be selected based upon a number of criteria. Because participant slots are limited, submitting an application for inclusion does not guarantee selection.

If you are interested in taking part in this program or have other questions, please email Jenna Symons at jenna.symons@clovered.org. If you have questions about APPIC’s involvement in this program, please contact Daniel Hurley at Daniel.hurley@easternhealth.ca.  


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Daniel B. Hurley, Ph.D.
APPIC Board Member
Allina Health