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Mayaguez Internship Program in Clinical Psychology (MIPCP)

Mayaguez Internship Program in Clinical Psychology (MIPCP)

The Mayaguez Internship Program in Clinical Psychology (MIPCP) is a doctoral internship program offering a variety of professional training experiences to doctoral students in their transition to becoming clinical psychologists.  The expectation is that, by the end of the training year, an intern will be capable of functioning competently and independently in the core competencies. The Program consists of 2,000 hours of internship training completed in a period of 12 months.

The Albizu University (AU), Mayagüez University Center (MUC), provides administrative support to the MIPCP, which is an exclusively affiliated internship program with AU (Mayagüez), through the Clinical Psychology Program. The program provides the opportunity of internship positions at a variety of settings such as schools, community mental health centers, multidisciplinary health centers,psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, children foster homes and universities. Also, there are full time funded intern positions available for each academic year at the Albizu Clinic at Mayagüez, which form part of the San Juan Internship Program in Clinical Psychology Consortium (SJIPCP) and are accredited by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).

The MIPCP is designed to provide the intern with practical experiences intended to refine the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for doctoral level positions in Psychology.  It also provides the interns with increased supervised training in areas such as psychotherapy, clinical assessment, supervision, consultation, and research among others. The areas of administration, supervision and didactic training play a key role within the Internship Program at (MUC). The administrative office is located at Albizu University, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

The MIPCP has non-discriminatory policies and provides equal opportunity to all applicants regardless of race, gender, creed, color, origin, natural origin, disability, or lifestyle. These policies apply to all aspects of the internship program. It is the intern’s responsibility to become acquainted with these norms and procedures and stay informed of all changes.

The internship program provides a unique opportunity for interns to increase and refine their clinical knowledge, skills, and competencies as they are applied to a diverse group of clients with multiple mental health needs in a variety of clinical settings where emphasis is placed on social responsibility and cultural sensitivity. The clinical training within a culturally diverse context, such as Puerto Rico, provides valuable opportunities for our interns to broaden their clinical vision and experience the richness of a multicultural background.

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