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TWU counseling psychology doctoral program accreditation renewed
for 7 years
The American Psychological Association praised the faculty
and diversity of Texas Woman’s University’s counseling
doctoral program as it renewed the program’s accreditation
for seven years — the maximum accreditation period awarded
by the association.
runs through the year 2012.
Committee on Accreditation commended the program in each of
its areas of review, including student-faculty relations,
program self-assessment and the program’s philosophy,
objectives and curriculum plan. Dr. Roberta Nutt, director
of TWU’s doctoral program in counseling psychology,
said, “I conduct site visits for (the APA), and that
was one of the most positive reports I’ve ever seen.”
Dr. Nutt, a TWU professor of psychology, also serves as president
of the Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17 of the
The report cited
the program’s core faculty as “a clear strength
of the program, shown by their hard work, competency and effectiveness
as role models and mentors.” Dr. Nutt said the faculty
— comprised of Drs. Sally Stabb, Linda Rubin, Nathan
Smith and Debra Mollen — are “accomplished, enthusiastic,
they know their field, they work well together and are student-centered.”
The report also
praised the program’s close, collaborative relationship
with TWU’s Counseling Center, which sponsors an APA-accredited
internship. The center provides instructional classes, and
program personnel supervise the center’s interns.
each other,” Dr. Nutt said.
The report also
noted the diversity of the student body and in both the curriculum
and the clientele served in practicum placements. “Issues
of diversity are taught across the curriculum, and it appears
that the program’s training in diversity is a major
strength,” the report stated.
Dr. Nutt said the
APA accreditation reflects well on the students, TWU, the
department, program and faculty.
hard, and it’s nice to receive such a positive report,”
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