Clinical Program

Program Overview

The mission of the Clinical Psychology Program is to develop psychologists who are critical thinkers, who can master clinical and research skills to investigate and provide services to the community, and in particular to disadvantaged populations.  Our program aims to develop sensitive psychologists who are respectful of individual differences and knowledgeable of the roles culture, context and individual factors play in the development of human behavior, health and psychopathology in order to promote individual and social changes. In addition, it aims to develop psychologists that value diversity and pluralism.  Our training philosophical model is consistent with the scientist-practitioner model of clinical psychology and with a competency based model. The program trains the broad range of core competencies in academic psychology in the substantive area of training in accordance with the American Psychological Association’s Standards of Accreditation for Health Service Psychology (2015).

Our Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and by the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education since 1946.  The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) was founded in 1903 and is the premier institution of higher learning of the island.  The University of Puerto Rico is the main public university of Puerto Rico.  The Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Program is currently seeking the accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA). 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
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: