PAWS has been a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) since 2009. The Training Director is an active member of the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA).
While the PAWS internship is not yet APA accredited, trainees from APA-accredited doctoral programs have matched with us, as we utilize the nine APA Profession-Wide Competencies. Further, the Training Director is in the process of writing the self-study (the first step in the process of applying to APA for accreditation), and plans to submit it to APA in winter 2022. Following review of the self-study by APA, a site visit will be scheduled. Once an internship program has its site visit scheduled (and assuming accreditation follows), trainees who complete the internship that year will be able to claim that the program was APA-accredited when they attended. The program does not have control over the timeline for review and accreditation.