Originally Posted by RGirl
Yep, in 2008 APA stopped accepting new Canadian applications for accreditation of graduate and internship programs, though programs accredited before 2008 could apply for 7-year reaccreditation up until 2015 (http://www.cpa.ca/education/accredit...adianprograms/
). That is the reason for the massive number of Canadian sites leaving. CPA is supposed to be equivalent to APA, and the ASPPB have agreed, though apparently this isn't always recognized by American sites.
As an aside, does anyone know the story of why University of Manitoba was on probation? I know the university doesn't have the greatest reputation, at least according to Maclean's rankings, but this was still surprising when compared to the mostly FPSP up there.
I wonder if the CPA accredited programs will be part of the APPIC Match after 2015. Probably won't make much difference as there are only about 20 internship sites in Canada as well as CPA accredited doctoral programs in Canada. However, it could help the shortage of internships sites if CPA accredited schools are not allowed to participate in the APPIC Match, but it most likely would be a wash as American students probably won't be allowed to apply to Canadian Internships. One of the students involved with the petition for the internship unbalance is Canadian and working on his degree at the University of Florida. I wonder what the views are in Canada about APA accredited internships and many Canadians partaking doctoral studies in the USA because of the limited numbers of programs in Canada. If there were not such a large group of Canadians in American doctoral programs it would most likely generalize to more internships and reduce the shortage of internships. Additionally it would probably increase the number of jobs in America for US citizens, since some Canadian work in the USA without ever becoming a citizen of the USA. I believe it to be somewhat hypocritical for a non USA citizen to accept a graduate program of study and receive funding from USA tax dollars to gain a degree in the USA and then to take a job in the USA but then to take a stand against APA via a petition about the shortage of internships. Something wrong here to begin a petition against APA when you should be grateful that Americans have paid for your doctoral degree.