The Ohio State University Nisonger Center's Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Graduate Program in the Department of Psychology is now accredited by the Psychological and Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS)

February 10, 2022

The Ohio State IDD psychology graduate program is the only one of its type in the country to receive national accreditation.

“Nisonger Center is proud to be associated with the Ohio State IDD Psychology Program, recognized by the PCSAS national accreditation as a rigorous and empirically-based clinical science program that embodies the highest science-centered standards of education and training.” Marc J. Tassé, PhD; Director, Nisonger Center.

The PCSAS provides rigorous, objective, and empirically based accreditation to both recognize and promote exemplary clinical science programs that embody the highest science-centered standards of education and training. Nisonger Center’s accredited IDD Program will increase the number of well-trained psychological clinical scientists who actively contribute to the application, dissemination, and advancement of knowledge in the psychology of IDD.

“The sine qua non of gaining PCSAS accreditation is documentation of a strong record of consistently graduating productive clinical scientists and, indeed, Ohio State’s IDD program has built such a record.” Alan G. Kraut, PhD, Executive Director, PCSAS

“We are thrilled to join an elite group of institutions committed to training psychological clinical scientists. This accreditation is such a positive development for current and future students, as well as our Department and the population we serve.” Luc Lecavalier, PhD, Professor of Psychology

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