Practicum Experiences

Psy.D. students at Albizu are provided with practicum settings responsive to the program’s training aims and objectives. Students have a wide array of practicum sites to choose from, including hospitals, mental health centers, and forensic settings, with a diversity of treatment populations including the LGBTQ community, high-risk adolescents, the homeless, substance abusers, domestic violence victims, and trauma victims, among others. Our practicum experiences are consistent with our training model.

All students must complete a total of seven sessions of clinical practice. During the first two sessions, PRAD-591 and PRAD-592, students are supervised by both doctoral interns and licensed doctoral-level clinical psychologists. During the next five sessions, PRAD-593 through PRAD-597, licensed doctoral-level clinical psychologists supervise practicum students a minimum of one hour per week. Practicum training is provided both through the Community Mental Health Center on campus and through a network of approved and monitored outside practicum sites.

Students enrolled in the Psy.D. program are also expected to apply to an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship, a standard component of an APA-accredited program.  Students may apply to internship programs on the mainland as well to programs located in Puerto Rico.  The clinical internship site must be APA accredited, unless the candidate has approval from the Academic Program Director and core faculty to apply to an alternative internship.

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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