Program Aims & Competencies

The program has a clearly specified philosophy of education and training fully compatible with the mission of its sponsor institution, Carlos Albizu University, and appropriate to the science and practice of psychology. The main aims and competencies of the program are as follows.

Program Aims

To prepare competent clinical professionals in health service psychology according to the theories, methods, and findings of scientific research and scholarly works; high ethical standards; and a belief in self-reflective social commitment and responsibility.

To prepare students to become clinical psychologists who provide preventive services, comprehensive psychological assessments, and evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions for culturally and individually diverse populations within an interprofessional/interdisciplinary context.

Program Competencies

Upon the successful completion of academic requirements, students will demonstrate competency in:

  1. Research
  2. Ethical and legal standards
  3. Individual and cultural diversity
  4. Professional values, attitudes, and behaviors
  5. Communications and interpersonal skills
  6. Assessment
  7. Intervention
  8. Supervision: Demonstrate knowledge of supervision models and practices
  9. Consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills

These competencies are consistent with and adapted from the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation Standards of Accreditation in Health Service 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