The Commission on Accreditation shall evaluate doctoral, internship and postdoctoral residency programs in professional psychology, in accordance with published criteria and procedures.

There shall be no fewer than 32 persons appointed to the Commission on Accreditation. To achieve appropriate balance between academic institutions and programs, practitioners of the profession, and the publics served by accreditation, appointments to the Commission on Accreditation shall represent in addition the following domains of perspective and responsibility with regard to professional education and training in psychology, each of which is essential to the balance of viewpoints expected in accrediting bodies and their activities.

Should you need to contact the Commission on Accreditation or any of its members regarding any accreditation issue that correspondence should be sent directly to the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation. Members of the Commission on Accreditation, as part of their role and their responsibilities to the Commission, are prohibited from consulting with programs during their term of appointment, and for a period of one year thereafter.

Staff Liaison

Jacqueline Remondet Wall, PhD (email)

Members

  • CoA Chair: Stephen R. McCutcheon, PhD
  • Associate Chair, Program Review: Kurt Freeman, PhD
  • Associate Chair, Quality Assurance: David A. Smith, PhD

*Note: All terms begin on January 1 and end on December 31 of the given years unless noted otherwise.

Representing the Breadth of the Scientific Discipline of Psychology

Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP)

  • Cindy I. Carlson, PhD (2014-18)
    University of Texas, Austin
    PhD, School Psychology, 1982, Indiana University
    APA fellow (Divs. 16, 43)/APA member (Div. 53)

  • James C. Denniston, PhD (2015-17)
    Appalachian State University
    PhD, Experimental Psychology, 1999, State University of New York at Binghamton

  • Ashley E. Maynard, PhD (2015-17)
    University of Hawaii at Mãnoa
    PhD, Cultural Psychology, 1999, University of California, Los Angeles
    APA member, (Div. 7)

  • Cami McBride, PhD (2016-18)
    Roosevelt University
    PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1999, University of Miami 
    APA member

APA Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA)

  • Douglas A. Behrend, PhD (2015-19)
    University of Arkansas
    PhD, Child Psychology, 1986, University of Minnesota

Representing Professional Education and Training in Psychology

Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC)

  • Eugene J. D'Angelo, PhD (2017-19)
    Boston Children's Hospital  
    PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1980, University of Michigan
    APA member (Divs. 29, 31, 53, 54 )
  • Emil Rodolfa, PhD (2013-18)
    California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, Sacramento Campus
    PhD, Counseling Psychology, 1981, Texas A&M University
    APA fellow (Divs. 17, 45)
  • Jason D. Williams, PsyD (2017-19)
    University of Colorado
    PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 1996, Californian School of Professional Psychology

Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP)

  • Aaron P. Jackson, PhD (2017-19)
    Brigham Young University
    PhD, Counseling Psychology, 1993, University of Missouri-Columbia
    APA member (Divs. 17, 44)

  • Cindy L. Juntunen, PhD (2015-17)
    University of North Dakota
    PhD, Counseling Psychology, 1994, University of California, Santa Barbara
    APA fellow (Div. 17)

Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs (CDSPP)

  • Carlen Henington, PhD (2013-18)
    Mississippi State University
    PhD, School Psychology, 1996, Texas A&M University
    APA member (Div. 16)

  • Daniel E. Olympia, PhD (2015-19)
    University of Utah
    PhD, School Psychology, 1992, University of Utah
    APA member (Div. 16)

Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP)

  • Ellen I. Koch, PhD (2016-18) 
    Eastern Michigan University 
    PhD, Adult Clinical Psychology, 2001, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo 

  • Paula K. Shear, PhD (March 2014-19)
    University of Cincinnati
    PhD, Clinical Neuropsychology, 1991, San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
    APA fellow (Div. 40)

National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP)

  • Clark D. Campbell, PhD (2013-18)
    Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
    PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1983, Western Seminary
    ABPP (Clinical)
    APA member (Divs. 12, 36, 55)
  • William L. Hathaway, PhD (2017-19)
    Regent University 
    PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1992, Bowling Green State University
    APA member (Divs. 6, 12, 24, 36, 53)

APA Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) and National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP)

  • Gilbert H. Newman, PhD (2015-17)
    The Wright Institute
    PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1996, The Wright Institute
    APA member (Divs. 12, 29, 31, 38, 42)

Academy of Psychological Clinical Science (APCS)

  • David A. Smith, PhD (2014-19)
    University of Notre Dame
    PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1991, SUNY at Stony Brook
    APA fellow (Div. 12)

APPIC-Training Communities CoA Nominations Committee (ATCCNC)

Other Internship Groups

  • Kurt Freeman, PhD (2015-17)
    Oregon Health & Science University
    PhD, Clinical Child Psychology, 1999, West Virginia University
    ABPP (Clinical child and adolescent Psychology)

  • Mary Jan Murphy, PhD (2013-18)
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    PhD, Counseling Psychology, 1989, University of California, Santa Barbara
    APA member (Div. 17)

Postdoctoral Training Groups

  • Stephen R. McCutcheon, PhD (2013-18)
    VA Puget Sound, Seattle
    PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1985, University of Washington
    APA member (Div. 18)

Representing Practitioners of the Profession

APA Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) 

Independent Practice

  • Cathy McDaniels Wilson, PhD (2016-18)
    Capital University
    PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1998, University of Cincinnati
    ABPP (Clinical)
    APA fellow (Div. 31)/APA member (Div. 45)

  • Jack B. Schaffer, PhD (2014-19)
    Independent Practice, St. Paul, Minn.
    PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1977, University of North Dakota
    ABPP (Health Psychology)
    APA member (Div. 38)

Institutional Practice

  • Monica F. Kurylo, PhD (2016-18)
    University of Kansas Medical Center
    PhD, Health/Rehabilitation Psychology, 1997, University of Kansas, Lawrence
    ABPP (Rehabilitation Psychology) 
    APA member (Divs. 12, 22, 31, 35, 38, 40)

  • Judith E. Patterson, PhD (2017-19)
    Independent Practice, Leland, NC
    PhD, Counseling Psychology, 1991, New York University
    APA fellow (Divs. 1, 25, 33, 37)

Council of Specialties (CoS)

Specialized Practice

  • Mary A. Norfleet, PhD (2017-19)
    Stanford University
    PhD, Counseling Psychology, 1969, University of Oregon
    ABPP (Clinical Psychology)
    APA fellow (Divs. 12, 29, 38, 42)

Representing the Public Interest

General Public

  • Greg E. Manship, D.Be (2017-19)
    University of Indianapolis
    D.Be, Clinical Ethics Consultation, 2014, Loyola University
  • Teresa D. O'Donnell, MA (2017-19)
    MA, Linguistics/Speech, University of Colorado, Boulder

Individual and Cultural Diversity

APA Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI)

  • Maria D. Cimini, PhD (2017-19)
    University of Albany, SUNY
    PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1986, State University of New York at Albany
    APA member (Div. 12)

Representing Graduate Student Consumers of Education and Training

American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS)

  • Elizabeth F. Louis, MA (2017)
    Rabati Sante Mentale Research Team-University of Miami
    MA, Mental Health Counseling, 2014, Boston College

Open CoA Seats

  • Georita Frierson, PhD (2016-18)
    Rowan University
    PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2003, The Ohio State University

  • Dawn Vo-Jutabha, PhD (2015-17)
    The Guidance Center – Long Beach
    PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2005, Clark University
    APA member