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Old 04-16-2009, 01:20 AM
PsyDWannaBe PsyDWannaBe is offline
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California Southern University's Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree as meeting the educational requirements for licensure as a psychologist in California, provided the student is enrolled by 12/31/2008 and graduates by 12/31/2013.

Looks like CalSouthern's Psy.D. program is no longer sufficient for CA licensure as a Psychologist. Anyone know whats up?
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:26 AM
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I speculate that its under review.

Since the PsyD is reviewed for DETC accreditation.

Also the date of state approval I think expired (extension) on12/31/2008.

Since at the moment there is no Approval in the state of CA the state examinations for professional licensing
maybe temporary unavailable.

I speculate here.
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:20 PM
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I speculate that its under review.

Since the PsyD is reviewed for DETC accreditation.

Also the date of state approval I think expired (extension) on12/31/2008.

Since at the moment there is no Approval in the state of CA the state examinations for professional licensing
maybe temporary unavailable.

I speculate here.
Meanwhile, Calsouthern has raised their tuition prior to earning approval status from DETC and will probably raise their tuition again if they obtain such approval. It is also interesting (and amusing) that they initially refused to accept any transfer credits (even from RA schools) into their doctoral programs but after being confronted with this questionable policy have changed it and allow up to nine credits being eligible for transfer (It appears that this is the maximum number of credits DETC allows to be transferred into a doctoral program).
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:58 AM
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Meanwhile, Calsouthern has raised their tuition prior to earning approval status from DETC and will probably raise their tuition again if they obtain such approval. It is also interesting (and amusing) that they initially refused to accept any transfer credits (even from RA schools) into their doctoral programs but after being confronted with this questionable policy have changed it and allow up to nine credits being eligible for transfer (It appears that this is the maximum number of credits DETC allows to be transferred into a doctoral program).
They have to pay those accreditation fees somehow, so this normally translates to higher fees for students!
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Old 04-18-2009, 03:10 PM
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They have to pay those accreditation fees somehow, so this normally translates to higher fees for students!
But for an unaccredited doctoral degree that is literally of no value to the majority of individuals who wish to obtain licensure or refer to themselves as "doctor" in their respective states? In fact one cannot legally refer to themselves as "doctor" in a number of states if they do not possess a doctorate from an accredited school that is recognized by the state board of education of the particular state they reside in. To do so in certain states such as Florida and New Jersey can result in criminal charges and legal prosecution.
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:21 PM
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Like I mentioned on the phone with you, we are at the tail end of our accreditation process and we are hoping to have a final answer in June or July.

The following link will take you to the PsyD program:
http://www.calsouthern.edu/AcademicP...aspx?dpro_id=9

I also mentioned how unique our university is, in that you receive so much personal attention. CalSouthern fufills it's mission by:
Delivering instruction through online education by monitoring, evaluating and reporting the student's academic progress through a faculty mentoring relationship for each course.
Providing students the opportunity to understand facts and ideas, to think analytically, and to reason and express conclusions clearly.
Promoting intellectual inquiry that enhances the cultural, social, and professional development of the student.
Broadening the scope and depth of knowledge in the various fields of study.
Providing an opportunity for personal enrichment.
Providing education in fields where a demonstrated need has been identified.

The PsyD program is $295 per unit and is a total of 60 units. The average time frame to complete the program is 3 years, but we offer flexibility to be able to complete the program sooner if you are motivated.

Please review some of the information and I will be in touch with you next week, but should you want to get in touch with me prior to next week, please don't hesitate to call me at the number below.

Thanks so much and I look forward to speaking with you again.

XXXXXX
Enrollment Advisor
California Southern University
1840 E 17th St Suite 240
Santa Ana, CA 92705
I received this e-mail, so I guess it's a wait and see
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:07 PM
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I received this e-mail, so I guess it's a wait and see
If CalSouthern obtains DETC accreditation, what is your goal in pursuing their Psy.D program?
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:48 AM
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FYI It appears recent legislation has restored eligibility to the CalSouthern Psy.D. Program to meet licensure requirements for Licensed Psychologist in California. It also appears CalSouthern will probably receive national accreditation.
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:25 PM
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FYI It appears recent legislation has restored eligibility to the CalSouthern Psy.D. Program to meet licensure requirements for Licensed Psychologist in California. It also appears CalSouthern will probably receive national accreditation.
I found this information about the CalSouthern Psy.D program, from their website:
The Board of Psychology of the State of California accepts California Southern University's Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree as meeting the educational requirements for licensure as a psychologist in California, provided the student is enrolled by 12/31/2008 and graduates by 12/31/2013. Persons interested in licensure are advised to contact the University or the Board of Psychology in Sacramento, California regarding legislative updates extending the University's approval for licensure.
http://www.calsouthern.edu/AboutUs/Approvals.aspx

Has the university's status changed?
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:10 AM
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FYI

It appears recent legislation has restored eligibility to the CalSouthern Psy.D. Program to meet licensure requirements for Licensed Psychologist in California.

It also appears CalSouthern will probably receive national accreditation.


Would you please provide reference/source links to where this data appeared?


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