Monday, May 6, 2013

Union's Doctoral Psychology (Psy.D.) Program Earns Designation Status

Doctor of Psychology Psy.D.

Union Institute & University announced April 25, 2013, that the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists Designation Committee voted at its March 2013 meeting to approve for Designation the Union Institute & University (UI&U) Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program in Ohio and Vermont. 

Designation from ASPPB/National Register enables doctoral psychology programs to demonstrate that they meet widely accepted national standards, important to credentialing bodies, students, and the public. 

Union Institute & University Dean of Graduate Psychology Dr. William Lax said, “We are pleased to have received designation status. Union is one of the first doctoral psychology programs in the country using a blended delivery model to earn designation. We believe that our innovative program is a model for the future training of psychologists.” 

With this designation, a graduate of UI&U’s Psy.D. program who decides to apply for licensure as a psychologist will typically meet the jurisdictional educational requirements for licensing. Once licensed, a graduate of a designated program is eligible to apply for credentialing as a Health Service Psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Additional information is available on the ASPPB's website and the National Register

Union Institute & University’s Psy.D. program with a concentration in clinical psychology was founded in 2007. The program integrates classroom and online courses in its curriculum and students benefit from UI&U’s experienced psychology faculty and collaborative learning environment, developing the attitudes, knowledge, and skills they need to advance their careers. Students attend on-site classes every other weekend during the first year, and one weekend a month in years two through three. Bi-annual week-long Academic Meetings, bringing together students and faculty, occur in Brattleboro, Vermont in the fall and in Cincinnati, Ohio in the spring in years one through three.

For further information about the Union Institute & University Psy.D. program in Cincinnati, Ohio or Brattleboro, Vermont visit

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