The mission of the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program at Carlos Albizu University, Miami Campus, is to train professionally and culturally competent clinical psychologists with a special emphasis on the training of minorities, particularly Hispanics. 

Philosophy of Training

The philosophy of training for the Psy.D. program is based on the belief that the needs of a multicultural society are best served by psychology professionals who are culturally competent and inclusive. In accordance with this belief, the program seeks to provide students with a rich exposure to culturally and individually diverse populations through its academic training and applied experiences. It also seeks to train students who have been underrepresented in the field.

Training Model

The Psy.D. program is designed to train students as health service psychologists with an emphasis in clinical psychology. The program prepares students to provide comprehensive psychotherapeutic and psychodiagnostic services, to assume administrative and supervisory positions in mental health programs, and to provide professional psychological consultation. 

The program trains students in the theories and concepts of cultural and individual diversity and in their application to the practice of professional psychology. It also trains students to be consumers of research and to base their practice on a foundation of scientific evidence and scholarly works.

Program Aims

  1. Prepare culturally competent, compassionate, self-aware, and scientifically informed health service psychologists.

  2. Foster an attitude toward lifelong learning.

Program Competencies

Upon the successful completion of academic requirements, students will demonstrate competency in:

  1. Research

  2. Ethical and legal standards

  3. Individual and cultural diversity

  4. Professional values, attitudes, and behaviors

  5. Communications and interpersonal skills

  6. Assessment

  7. Intervention

  8. Supervision: Demonstrate knowledge of supervision models and practices

  9. Consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills

These competencies are consistent with and adapted from the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation Standards of Accreditation in Health Service Psychology.

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151 Calle Tanca San Juan, PR 00901
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2173 NW 99th Avenue Miami, Florida 33172 Phone: (305) 593-1223 Fax: (305) 592-7930
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  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Commission for Independent Education