Union Institute & University Earns Designation Status for Doctoral Psychology Program

CINCINNATI, OH - On April 25, 2013, Union Institute & University announced that the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists Designation Committee voted at its March 2013 meeting to approve for Designation the Union Institute & University Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program in Ohio and Vermont.

Designation from ASPPB/National Register enables doctoral psychology programs to demonstrate that they meet widely accepted national standards, important to credentialing bodies, students, and the public.

Union Institute & University Dean of Graduate Psychology Dr. William Lax said, “We are pleased to have received designation status. Union is one of the first doctoral psychology programs in the country using a blended delivery model to earn designation. We believe that our innovative program is a model for the future training of psychologists.”

With this designation, a graduate of Union Institute & University’s Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program who decides to apply for licensure as a psychologist will typically meet the jurisdictional educational requirements for licensing. Once licensed, a graduate of a designated program is eligible to apply for credentialing as a Health Service Psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Additional information is available on the ASPPB's website and the National Register website.

Union Institute & University’s Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program with a concentration in clinical psychology was founded in 2007. The program integrates classroom and online courses in its curriculum and students benefit from Union Institute & University’s experienced psychology faculty and collaborative learning environment, developing the attitudes, knowledge, and skills they need to advance their careers. Students attend on-site classes every other weekend during the first year, and one weekend a month in years two through three. Bi-annual week-long Academic Meetings, bringing together students and faculty, occur in Brattleboro, Vermont in the fall and in Cincinnati, Ohio in the spring in years one through three.

For further information about the Union Institute & University Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program in Cincinnati, Ohio or Brattleboro, Vermont visit www.myunion.edu/psyd or call 800-871-8165.

Union Institute & University is a non-profit, accredited, private university specializing in adult and distance education since 1964. Union strives to engage, enlighten, and empower students in a lifetime of learning and service. The university’s transformational and socially relevant programs promote creative and critical thinking, and connect scholarship with real-world practice. Flexible online classes, brief residencies, classroom experiences, and hybrid models of instruction lead to undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Union’s 15,000 graduates include 14 college presidents, leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, members of the United States Congress, and the first female prime minister of Jamaica, promoting Union’s legacy of utilizing education to transform lives and communities.