The mission of the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program at Albizu University, Miami campus, is to provide comprehensive doctoral-level training in clinical psychology based on scientific findings in order to promote an in-depth understanding of human behavior in a multicultural context.
Philosophy and Training Model
The Ph.D. program acknowledges that an individual’s cognitions, emotions, and behaviors are significantly influenced by the cultural context in which they develop. The program follows the scientist-practitioner model of training, as elaborated at the Boulder Conference, and is based on the integration of science and practice, as demonstrated in its coursework, research projects, and clinical experiences.
The goal of the Ph.D. program is to train students as clinical researchers and practitioners who are able to understand and approach psychological problems from a scientific perspective and to create knowledge through theoretical and empirical research. Students will develop strong research and clinical skills and a sense of social responsibility that will enable them to meaningfully contribute to the advancement of the science and practice of clinical psychology. Students will be able to pursue academic, research, or clinical careers.
Demonstrate a scientific understanding of normal and abnormal behaviors of humans , taking into consideration the cultural and historical contexts in which they live.
Demonstrate comprehensive skills in and knowledge of psychological assessments and interventions, while acknowledging the role biological, psychological, and socio-cultural factors play in human functioning.
Demonstrate the ability to conduct clinical research and integrate scientific findings into clinical practice.
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of and ability to apply ethical principles to clinical research and practice.
Identify and understand issues related to cultural diversity and individual differences as they affect clinical and research competencies.