Originally Posted by erg923
Yes, but you're forgetting the fact that most APA accredited predoctoral internships require or strongly prefer applicants from accredited programs. Thats the barrier....and thats a big one. Moreover, with npsych being the one of the most competitive specialties within a internship site, the nonaccredidation status would be even more of an issue with npsych than with general clinical psych. On top of that, most npsych post-docs require APA accredited internships. Thus, the cascade continues well after you complete the program.
I don't understand how a non-APA acred. program survives in such a competitive speciality. Where do their students match for internship? post-doc/fellowship? They very well may receive a wonderful education, but the lack of APA-acred. is a HUGE
stumbling block. Students from good programs still fight for neuro internships & post-docs/fellowships.