Clinical Experience 

In the second semester of the first year, Ph.D. students begin their clinical practicum experience at the Goodman Psychological Services Center, AU’s on-campus training clinic. Under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist, students conduct comprehensive psychological assessments and provide group and individual interventions to low-income clients following the scientist-practitioner model of training, which integrates science and practice. 

Further on in the program, students provide clinical services to the culturally diverse population of South Florida at over 35 program-approved external practicum training sites, including university and community hospitals, community mental health centers, community agencies, correctional facilities, and private practice offices. At all sites, students are directly supervised by licensed clinical psychologists.

Ph.D. students are also required to complete a pre-doctoral clinical internship during the fifth year of training. Students can apply for competitive internships nationwide at medical schools, community mental health centers, VA hospitals, university counseling centers, private hospitals, federal or state prisons, state psychiatric hospitals, and other training sites.

San Juan location
151 Calle Tanca San Juan, PR 00901
Phone: (787) 725-6500 Fax: (787) 721-7187
Miami location
2173 NW 99th Avenue Miami, Florida 33172 Phone: (305) 593-1223 Fax: (305) 592-7930
Centro Mayaguez
56 Calle José De Diego, Mayagüez, P.R. 00680 Phone: (787) 838-7272 Fax: (787) 721-7187
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Commission for Independent Education