Clinical Practicum Experience

Clinical practicum is a supervised training experience designed to teach clinical skills.

All Psy.D. students are required to begin their clinical practicum at the Goodman Psychological Services Center, Albizu University’s on-campus training clinic, for two consecutive semesters. Before seeing patients, students must obtain, read, and agree to abide by all provisions contained in the Goodman Psychological Services Center Clinical Manual. Clinical practice is supervised by licensed psychologists. The Goodman Center is overseen by three full-time faculty members, who serve as the clinic’s director, chief psychologist, and internship director.

Later in their programs, Psy.D. students can choose from more than thirty approved external practicum sites, including regional and community hospitals, a university medical center, a VA medical center, mental health community centers, social community agencies, correctional centers, and private practice offices. Students will be directly supervised by licensed clinical psychologists. AU’s assistant director of clinical training works with students to identify practicum sites that best match their clinical interests and skill levels and maintains communication with on-site supervisors to monitor student progress.

Students are also required to complete a clinical internship during the fifth year of their programs. Students apply for competitive internships nationwide at medical schools, mental health centers, VA hospitals, university counseling centers, private hospitals, prisons, state hospitals, and other community 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