The mission of the CA is consonant with AU mission, which is to achieve greater representation of Hispanic psychology educators, researchers and practitioners in Puerto Rico and in the United States. The CA internship training philosophy is rooted in the practitioner– scholar model of psychology. Although active involvement in research is not required of interns, it is encouraged, and training in clinical techniques are presented in relation to the framework of science that underpins clinical practice. The internship is located in an academic setting that offers the opportunity for involvement in research for interns who wish it. Research mentorship under a faculty member is encouraged and coordinated for interns. A developmental framework and competency-based approach to learning and assessment guides a core focus on continuing to cultivate professional trainee competencies (knowledge, skills, attitudes), thereby building on competencies learned during doctoral training and anchored by the science of psychology.