Counseling Psychology (Psy.D.)

The Radford University PsyD Program in Counseling Psychology is closing and no longer accepting students. Becuase of this, the Program has requested, and been granted “Accredited, Inactive” status by the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation.


Thank you for your interest in Radford University's Doctor of Psychology Program.  As is noted above, the Program is closing and has admitted its final cohort of students. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Program Director, Dr. James Werth, Jr., at the following address:

Department of Psychology
Radford University
Box 6946
Radford, VA 24142

Program Overview

Radford University offers an APA-accredited Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Counseling Psychology with a focus on rural mental health and additional emphases on cultural diversity, social justice, and evidence-based practice in psychology; however, as of late 2022, the Program is “accredited, inactive.” The Psy.D. degree in Counseling Psychology is designed for persons interested in careers as psychologists in mental health settings and institutions where clinical supervision and the direct application of counseling, therapy, and psychological assessment are required. The program follows the practitioner-scholar model with an emphasis on clinical training and the application of research to practice. Students will complete a 2,000 hour internship approved by the program faculty. Applicants must have completed a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, in a human services field, where they provided face-to-face counseling services by August of the year in which they wish to enroll in the Psy.D. program.

The program was first accredited by the American Psychological Association in 2012. At our last site visit in 2016, we were accredited for 7 years. The next site visit was scheduled to occur in 2023 but has been cancelled because of the Program’s anticipated closure.

The Program is listed in the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards / National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology Doctoral Programs Meeting Designation Criteria (see  for information about the Designation program). The Program’s listing can be found at



As we mentioned above, the Radford University Psy.D. Program has been granted “accredited, inactive” status by the American Psychological Association. If you have questions about the accreditation process for doctoral programs in psychology, you can contact the APA via the following means:

American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation / Commission on Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5979
TDD/TTY: 202-336-6123
Fax: 202-336-5978
Internet Webpage:

Contact information for the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First St, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Telephone: (202) 336-5979
TDD/TTY: (202) 336-6123
Fax: (202) 336-5978