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The San Juan Internship Program in Clinical Psychology Consortium (SJIPCPC or The Consortium) is a doctoral internship program offering a variety of professional training experiences to doctoral students in their transition to becoming clinical psychologists. The expectation is that, by the end of the training year, an intern will be capable of functioning competently and independently in the core competencies. The Program consists of 2,000 hours of internship training completed in a period of 12 months.
The Carlos Albizu University (CAU) provides administrative support to the Consortium, which is an exclusively affiliated internship program with CAU, through the Internship Psychology Program. Given its affiliated status, the Consortium reserves its seven (7) internship positions for qualified graduate students of Carlos Albizu University.
The Consortium consists of four (4) major training sites: Metro Pavia Health Services Systems: Hospital Pavía Hato Rey, Hospital Metropolitano de la Montaña, Utuado, & Hospital Pavía Arecibo, Iniciativa Comunitaria: Clínica Pitirre, Clínica de la Albizu, Inc. Mayaguez, and Professional Consulting Psychoeducational Services, inc. in Collaboration with Departamento de Corrección y Rehabilitación. A total of seven (7) fully funded interns will participate in the Consortium for the 2018-2019 training year.
The SJIPCPC is designed to provide the intern with practical experiences intended to refine the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for doctoral level positions in Psychology. It also provides the interns with increased supervised training in areas such as psychotherapy, clinical assessment, supervision, consultation, and research among others. The areas of administration, supervision and didactic training play a key role within the Internship Program at CAU.
The Consortium is a member (Program Code: 1550) of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The administrative office is located at Carlos Albizu University, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Consortium has non-discriminatory policies and provides equal opportunity to all applicants regardless of race, gender, creed, color, origin, disability and or lifestyle. These policies apply to all aspects of the Internship Program. It is the intern’s responsibility to become acquainted with these norms and procedures and stay informed of all changes.
The SJIPCPC provides a unique opportunity for interns to increase and refine their clinical knowledge skills and competencies as they are applied to a culturally diverse group of clients with multiple mental health needs in a variety of clinical settings where emphasis is placed on social responsibility and cultural sensitivity. The clinical training within a bicultural context such as Puerto Rico, provides valuable opportunities for our interns to broaden their clinical vision and experience within the richness of a multicultural background