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February 17, 2014

Nina Brown Appointed to APA Commission on Accreditation


Nina Brown, professor and Eminent Scholar in the Darden College of Education's Department of Counseling and Human Services, has been appointed for a three-year term on the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation (CoA).

The CoA is the body responsible for the accreditation of education and training programs in professional psychology. The accreditation process involves evaluating doctoral, internship and postdoctoral residency programs in professional psychology through the published criteria and procedures with the intent of promoting consistent quality and excellence of the programs.

Brown was nominated by the Council of Specialties (CoS) to this commission. CoS is a nonprofit joint mission, sponsored initially by the APA and the American Board of Professional Psychology, to represent and support the development and functioning of recognized specialties in professional psychology. Brown is one of 32 members from different academic institutions and programs appointed to serve on the commission.

Brown, who joined the ODU faculty in 1968, has published 21 books and more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. She continues active service in the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy (APA Division 49) and the American Group Psychotherapy Association.