Psychology Internship Program | Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo

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Psychology Internship Program

The Universidad Ana G. Méndez Psychology Internship Program (UAGM PIP) provides a minimum of 2000 hours professional doctoral internship organized by the Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Gurabo Campus Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program. It is a cooperative training program including various service department of the Institution. The Internship Program was established to provide organized, sequential learning experiences for Psychology Interns, ensuring an integrated training experience through shared standards, common procedures, and didactic learning consistent with the Standards on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association, bringing together a variety of training experience to provide broad exposure to differing clinical populations and treatment modalities.The Universidad del Ana G. Méndez Psychology Internship Program (UAGM PIP) provides a minimum of 2000 hours professional doctoral internship organized by the Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Gurabo Campus Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program. It is a cooperative training program including various service department of the Institution. The Internship Program was established to provide organized, sequential learning experiences for Psychology Interns, ensuring an integrated training experience through shared standards, common procedures, and didactic learning consistent with the Standards on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association, bringing together a variety of training experience to provide broad exposure to differing clinical populations and treatment modalities.

Philosophy of Training

The UAGM PIP is based upon a practitioner-scholar model of clinical training approach. This internship was designed to provide a broad-based clinical training experience which prepares Interns to function ethically, competently and independently as health service psychologists as they refine clinical skills and develop a sense of professional identity. Experiential and didactic experiences provide an enriching learning environment which encourages Interns to become analytical and critical consumers of current theory, practice and research and develop a greater understanding of how diversity factors influence individuals. Interns receive extensive experiential training in core areas of psychology practice including diagnosis and assessment, therapeutic intervention, self-assessment, teaching, consultation and supervision, diversity and social awareness, and professional behavior and development.