Accreditations, Approvals & Licensure

Accreditations

Forest Institute of Professional Psychology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Public comments or concerns may be directed to:

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation
The Higher Learning Commission
30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
(800) 621-7470; (312) 263-0456;
FAX: (312) 263-7462
www.ncahlc.org
 
The Robert J. Murney Internship Training Program at Forest Institute has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association since 2004, and is currently "Accredited”. Questions, public comments or concerns related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association

750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979
 

The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology Degree program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association since 1994; the program’s current status is "Accredited." Questions, public comments or concerns related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:


Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 336-5979; E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org;
http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/

 

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Degree Program at Forest Institute Institute is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 838-9808, coa@aamft.org.


The Marriage and Family Therapy Post-graduate Degree Certificate Program at Forest Institute Institute is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 838-9808, coa@aamft.org.


Approvals

The Robert J. Murney Clinic at Forest Institute is an approved member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) for its internship training program. Forest Institute is also a Charter Member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, and is listed as a Designated Program in Psychology by the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
 

Forest Institute has been certified and approved by the American Academy of Pain Management to offer its curriculum. Forest Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists and maintains responsibility for the program.


Forest Institute has been certified and approved by The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® to offer its curriculum within our Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (MSABA), our Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certificate program and our Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) Certificate program. This coursework shall meet the requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

Licensure

The education and training at Forest Institute operates within the parameters set forth in the State of Missouri Psychology Practice Act (as adopted by the State Committee of Psychologists), the Committee for Professional Counselors in Missouri and the State Committee of Marital and Family Therapists in Missouri.

While Forest Institute makes every effort to meet licensing requirements, it is incumbent upon students to examine requirements of the specific states in which they wish to practice. The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) publishes this information in its Handbook of Licensing and Certification Requirements for Psychologists in North America which is found online at http://www.asppb.org/HandbookPublic/before.aspx.