The C-I program at JMU was sparked by the recognition that the increasing complexity of human psychological needs required a comprehensive and integrative approach to fostering psychological well-being in both systems and individuals across the lifespan. The idea for the program began percolating in the early 1990s and became JMU’s first doctoral program in 1994.
The C-I PsyD Doctoral Program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It received APA accreditation in July of 1997, and the program was awarded full, seven-year re-accreditation in 2011.
In the fall of 2011, the program changed such that new students entering the program will be conferred the PhD degree. All students accepted to enter the program from this point forward will be entering the program leading to a PhD. The PhD program is seeking accreditation for the PhD from the Commission on Accreditation in 2012. Read more details on why we are making the switch and what it means for the program.
- May 3