The Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) is an independent, non-profit organization that accredits clinical psychology Ph.D. programs that offer a clinical science training model. PCSAS requires that clinical psychology Ph.D. programs adhere to rigorous standards ultimately producing clinical psychologists who advance the field and benefit public health. PCSAS’s core mission and goals include:
Elevating Clinical Psychology: Promoting high standards in clinical psychology education and training.
Training Clinical Scientists: Increasing the number of well-trained clinical scientists addressing mental and behavioral health issues.
Taking an Interdisciplinary Approach: Developing clinical scientists who use diverse scientific methods to solve public health problems.
Improving Services: Enhancing the quality and availability of evidence-based mental and behavioral health care.
Impacting Public Health: Contributing to reducing mental health problems thus improving public health and well-being.