APA Accreditation

Following the Counseling Center's most recent American Psychological Association (APA) site visit held on May17th and 18th of 2010, our accreditation has been renewed. We are pleased and proud to announce that the Commission on Accreditation of the APA renewed the accreditation of our Pre-Doctoral Internship in Psychology through 2017, granting the program accreditation of 7 years. We welcome inquiries about this reaccreditation process.

The Internship training program was created in 1984 and has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1985. It has accepted its 27th class which will begin training on September 1, 2010.  The program to date has trained approximately 100 pre doctoral psychologists who are now working in diverse settings as psychologists, educators and leaders in the psychology profession. As an institution and as a program we are proud to have created opportunities for professionals to receive training that enables them to participate and make important contributions to the world.

The Pre-doctoral Internship Program at Pace is the only program of its kind in the greater metropolitan area. It serves the unique purpose of training candidates in the work of college counseling centers. It is one of only 110 such programs nationally to provide this specific pre-doctoral experience.  The internship is one of the most highly sought internship programs drawing applicants from a broad national pool from which we receive between 120 and 180 applications for 4 positions each year. Interns have come from as far away as the University of  Hawaii and the University of Southern California and from local programs as close to home as Fordham University, Teachers College at Columbia University and New York University.