Institute for the Psychological Sciences
|Institute for the Psychological Sciences
|President||Rev. Charles Sikorsky, L.C., J.D., J.C.L.|
|Location||Crystal City, Virginia, USA|
|Affiliations||Roman Catholic Church|
The Institute for the Psychological Sciences is a Catholic graduate school of psychology founded in 1999 with the mission of basing the scientific study of psychology on a Catholic understanding of the person, marriage and the family. IPS offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctoral (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology, and a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Psychology (also available as an online degree), and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC).
The Institute for the Psychological Sciences is governed by its Board of Directors, which has complete and final governing authority over the Institute. The Board consists of the Bishop of Arlington, Virginia, seven lay Catholic leaders and three members of the Legion of Christ. The Legion sponsors the Institute by providing a President and a Chaplain and helping to maintain the Catholic identity of the Institute.
The Institute for the Psychological Sciences will be an international center for scholarship and professional training dedicated to the development of a psychology grounded in an integral Catholic-Christian view of the human person. Maintaining the highest academic standards, it will educate new generations of psychologists as well as professionals in psychology-related fields and open new areas of research for psychological theories that explore the relationship of psychology and the Catholic-Christian understanding of the human person.
IPS was founded in 1999 by a group of mental health professionals, academicians, and clinicians who perceived a need for a proper understanding of the interrelationship between psychology and its philosophical foundations.
In 2005 The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC) granted accreditation to award master’s and doctoral degrees. A year later, the Psy.D. Program is recognized as an Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)/National Register Designated Doctoral Program in Psychology. In 2010 IPS is reaffirmed for accreditation for another 10 years by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC), successfully meeting all 86 SACS COC standards and requirements.
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. "Institution Details". Retrieved January 3, 2013.
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