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.
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.
Prepare culturally competent, compassionate, self-aware, and scientifically informed health service psychologists.
Foster an attitude toward lifelong learning.
Upon the successful completion of academic requirements, students will demonstrate competency in:
Ethical and legal standards
Individual and cultural diversity
Professional values, attitudes, and behaviors
Communications and interpersonal skills
Supervision: Demonstrate knowledge of supervision models and practices
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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