The Clínica de la Albizu (CA) Internship Training Program in Clinical Psychology is an exclusively affiliated internship for Albizu University (AU) doctoral students from the Psy.D., and Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Programs. The CA is an outpatient community mental health treatment facility founded in 1966 in affiliation with AU, San Juan Campus. The CA offers a full-time, Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship to eligible fourth year or higher graduate students enrolled in either the Ph.D. or Psy. D. Clinical Psychology Programs at AU. These programs are APA-accredited clinical psychology doctoral programs.
The internship is a full-time, 12-month experience that consists of the participation in three major programs (general clinical program, domestic violence program, and sexual abused program). This program structure allows interns exposure to diverse clinical experiences and supervisory approaches and styles. In special circumstances after interns have matched the program and specific needs have arisen (e.g. accommodations for maternity, serious injury or illness) an internship might be extended beyond 12 months period. Except for such situations, the internship is a full time one-year training experience.
The CA is located in Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico and has been a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) since 2008. In addition, the CA has been licensed since 2010 by the Puerto Rico Department of Health to provide mental health services to the community.
There are eight full time funded intern positions available for the 2015-2016 academic year. The CA internship is committed to providing its trainees with the highest quality clinical, research and supervisory experiences designed to develop the necessary competencies that will prepare them for challenging psychology careers.
Our training program participates in the APPIC Internship Match Program and it adheres to its guidelines. The CA Internship in Clinical Psychology is firmly committed to equal opportunity for all students without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, gender preference or handicap. The CA Internship Handbook can be downloaded.