The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC) has received accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA) for its Doctoral Psychology Internship Program. The program provides high quality training for students pursuing a PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology.

“We are extremely pleased,” said CGC’s President and CEO, Dr. Eliot Brenner. “APA accreditation demonstrates the exceptional quality of our training program in supporting students. CGC has a long history of training that dates back to our founding in 1954, when we were a training site for psychiatry residents from Stamford Hospital. This chapter reflects our continued focus on learning and professional development and contributes to the fulfillment of our mission.”

APA accreditation is a prestigious recognition of professional achievement, providing the assurance that an agency is committed to the highest standards in its professional psychology training. CGC’s Director of Psychology Training, Dr. Julie Ringelheim, said, “The APA accreditation process involves all aspects of the agency to ensure that interns receive the best possible training experience. We are honored to have achieved this distinction”.

Information about CGC’s Doctoral Psychology Internship Program and Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship Program may be obtained by contacting Dr. Julie Ringelheim at (203) 517-3378 or Julie.Ringelheim@childguidancect.org.