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Universidad Ana G. Méndez – Recinto de Gurabo Doctorado en Psicología con especialidad en Consejería Psicológica
Universidad Ana G. Méndez – Recinto de Gurabo

Doctorado en Psicología con especialidad en Consejería Psicológica

Gurabo, Puerto Rico

3 Years

Spanish

Full time, Part time

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Aug 2024

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Introduction

The program's objectives are to train competent health service providers in psychology to provide assessment and counseling services both in private practice or within a mental health organization or hospital. The program’s curriculum and training core were developed according to the American Psychological Association (APA) accreditation criteria and enhanced the pre-required master’s degree in psychology knowledge and competencies acquired in such a program.

Curriculum

Courses in Psychology

  • PSYC 800 Ethics and Professional Standards
  • PSYC 806 History and Systems in Psychology
  • PSYC 810 Advanced Psychopathology
  • PSYC 820 Objective Personality Assessment
  • PSYC 840 Diversity: Culture, Ethnicity, Gender & Race
  • PSYC 815 Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior

Specialization Courses

  • CPSY 805 Professional Issues in Counseling Psychology
  • CPSY 832 Evidence-Based Practices in Individual Counseling
  • CPSY 833 Advanced Group Counseling or CPSY 834 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • CPSY 906* Practicum I
  • CPSY 907* Practicum II
  • CPSY 908* Practicum III
  • CPSY 909* Practicum IV

Evaluation Courses

  • PSYC 930 Qualitative & Quantitative Methods & Statistical Design
  • PSYC 938 Consultation & Supervision
  • TEST 800 Doctoral Candidacy Exam

Counseling Psychology Directed Elective Courses (Minimum 3 Credits)

  • CPSY 738 Sexual Counseling and Therapy
  • CPSY 720 Psychological Counseling in Cases of Drug/Alcohol Abuse
  • CPSY 625 Sexual Assault Counseling
  • CPSY 630 Career and Occupations Counseling
  • CPSY 700 Atypical Sexual Behaviors
  • CPSY 710 Animals as Co-therapist
  • CPSY 728 Psychological Intervention with LGBTT Individual

General Psychology Elective Courses (3 Credits)

  • PSYC 725 Neuropsychological Evaluation
  • PSYC 936 Program Evaluation Methods
  • PSYC 730 Projective Personality Assessment
  • FPSY 880 Psychology and Law: Criminal
  • FPSY 886 Psychology and Law: Civil
  • FPSY 889 Forensic Mental Health Assessment
  • FPSY 891 Psychology and Law: Expert Testimony

Dissertation Courses (2 Credits)

  • CPSY 957* Doctoral Project I
  • CPSY 958* Doctoral Project II

Internship (3 to 4 Credits)

  • CPSY 961 or Internship – Part-Time, two years (2,000 hours)
  • CPSY 962 Internship – Full-time, one year (2,000 hours)
  • Elective Free-elective course 3
  • Elective Free-elective course 3
  • Elective Free-elective course

*These courses are available just for students admitted to Psychology Program.

Plan of Study

First Year - First Semester - First Trimester

  • PSYC 800 Ethics and Professional Standards
  • CPSY 805 Professional Issues in Counseling Psychology
  • PSYC 810 Advanced Psychopathology
  • CPSY 906* Doctoral Practicum I*

First Year - First Semester - Second Trimester

  • CPSY 832 Evidence-Based Practices in Individual Counseling
  • CPSY 906* Doctoral Practicum I*
  • PSYC 930 Quantitative & Qualitative Methods & Statistical Design

First Year - Second Semester

  • CPSY 907* Doctoral Practicum II*
  • CPSY 957* Doctoral Project I*
  • PSYC 820* Objective Personality Assessment*
  • PSYC 840* Diversity: Culture, Ethnicity, Gender, and Race*

Second Year - First Semester - First Trimester

  • TEST 800 Candidacy Exam** (to be offered within the first four (4) weeks at the commencement of each semester)
  • CPSY 908* Doctoral Practicum III*
  • CPSY 958* Doctoral Project II*
  • CPSY 833 or Advanced Group Counseling (offered Odd Years only)
  • CPSY 834 Marriage and Family Counseling (offered Even Years only)

Second Year - First Semester - Second Trimester

  • CPSY 908* Doctoral Practicum III*
  • CPSY 958* Doctoral Project II*
  • PSYC 815 Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior

Second Year - Second Semester - First Trimester

  • PSYC 938 Consultation and Supervision
  • CPSY 909* Doctoral Practicum IV*
  • CPSY/PSYC Counseling Psyc. Directed or General Psyc. Elective***

Second Year - Second Semester - Second Trimester

  • CPSY 909* Doctoral Practicum IV*
  • PSYC 806 History and Systems in Psychology
  • CPSY/PSYC Counseling Psyc. Directed or General Psyc. Elective***

Third Year - First Semester

  • CPSY 961 or CPSY 962 Internship (CPSY 961 part-time; CPSY 962 full-time)

*Semester Courses

**Candidacy exam must be approved prior to the internship.

***Elective courses will be offered during the academic year. Students can register at the available elective course as stated in the program sequential. Before the beginning of the internship year, the student must complete all of the academic requirements including six (6) credits in elective courses of which at least one (1) elective is in Counseling Psychology Directed Electives (3 credits).

*Students must have approved the doctoral project proposal before the beginning of the internship.

Pre-requisites for admission to the Doctoral Program

  • Personality
  • Human Development
  • Psychopathology
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Biological Basis Behavior
  • Statistics and Investigation
  • Counseling Models and Techniques
  • Social Psychology

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