Mission and Philosophy of the CA Internship in Clinical Psychology

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 is 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. 


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