The GPSC Doctoral in Clinical Psychology Internship Program has been exclusively reserved for Carlos Albizu University doctoral-level students who are interested in applying for a full time position. However, effective for the class of 2017-2018 and onward, the internship program was not exclusively reserved for CAU students, and was opened nationally to all graduate students who came from an APA accredited clinical psychology doctoral program. GPSC is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and abides by its guidelines.
The Goodman Center Internship program is not currently accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)*. The program, however, was granted “Eligibility Status” on 8/18/15 by APA. Eligibility status means that the internship program was granted public notice of its intent to seek full accreditation in the next 2 years. At the present time, the program has been working diligently in the writing of its self-study as it applies for full APA accreditation. The training plan is to submit the self-study by September 1, 2017. The self-study will then undergo an extensive review by APA, who will then decide on a subsequent site visit. Once a site visit has been granted and completed (hopefully in 2018), the internship program will then await response and feedback from APA regarding the granting of accreditation.
*Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002