Mission and Accreditation

Mission Statement and Goals

The mission of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Louisville is to produce scientist-practitioners who are: (1) competent to conduct and evaluate research; (2) competent in implementing research-supported practice; (3) ethical and professional in their relationships with clients, students, and colleagues; and (4) prepared to be professionals in a diverse world.

The program is built on a set of competencies in four major domains: research, clinical practice, professional development, and cultural competency and diversity. The research training, clinical training, academic curriculum, and department/university activities are integrated to allow students to develop as skilled scientist practitioners.


The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by The American Psychological Association Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation. First accredited in 1973, the Clinical Program provides education and training, including preparation for practice and research. In addition, the Program is sponsored by an institution of higher education which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Read more about College of Arts & Sciences accreditation.


Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5979
TDD/TTY: (202) 336-6123
Fax: (202) 336-5978