Program Information: Carlos Albizu University

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1212
Program Type: Internship
Site: Goodman Psychological Services Center
Department: Carlos Albizu University
Address: 2173 N.W. 99th Ave.
Miami, Florida 33172-2209
Country: United States
Metro Area: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Distance from Major City: 4 miles from Miami International Airport and 15 miles from Downtown Miami
Phone: 305-592-7860x3185
Fax: 305-994-8165
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private Outpatient Clinic
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 03/07/2014
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Maria Alonso-Mahoney
Chief Psychologist: Evangelina Alonso
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
Position Information
Start Date: 08/31/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 20000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The typical work day for an intern consists of providing psychotherapy to individuals, families or couples; to complete comprehensive psychological assessments of their testing cases; crisis intervention as needed; mentoring/supervision of practicum students; attending and participating in didactic trainings, individual and/or group supervision; completing intake assessments as needed; daily documentation of clinical progress notes; pre-staffing and staffing of cases; case and topic of choice presentations
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? Yes
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Details of the above affiliations Effective for the internship class of 2020-2021, the Goodman Center will be fully affiliated with the Albizu University doctoral program. The 4 open positions will be exclusively reserved for applicants from Albizu University.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/15/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/07/2020
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified via email of interview dates and times. Interviews will be scheduled between the months of December and January. Interviews will be on-site and a panel of approximately 2 - 5 staff psychologists will conduct the interviews. The interviews are of approximately one hour duration. Although on-site interview is preferred, exceptions will be made for those applicants who are out of town and due to unforseen reasons are unable to travel, a Skype interview is also an option.


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Carlos Albizu University, William James College & Nova Southeastern University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Not Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

The Goodman Psychological Services Center is a private, nonprofit outpatient mental health agency, whose sponsoring agency is Albizu University, has been providing mental health services since 1980 to a predominantly multi-culturally diverse, and underserved population. For Interns training at the Goodman Center, they will be engaged in an array of psychological services to include psychological assessments and interventions for children, adolescents, and adults. Interventions include individual psychotherapy (ages 5 and up), marital/couple and family therapy, and group psychotherapy in specialized topic areas (i.e., Parenting Skills Training). Psychological assessments include both psycho-educational and psychological evaluations (measures include intelligence, achievement, process, personality, and neuropsychological tests, and other specialized evaluations). The Goodman Center's internship program offers interns a range of experiences upon which to build their theoretical and applied clinical skills. Our aim is to prepare Interns for general practice in clinical psychology as informed by scholarly inquiry with a thorough grounding in psychological theory, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and consultation. These include opportunities to work with culturally diverse patients representing a broad spectrum of psychopathology, conduct diagnostic evaluations and learn a variety of treatment approaches to include evidence based practices. Psychology Doctoral interns typically engage in various forms of psychotherapy, psycho-diagnostic evaluations and consultation. Seminars and didactic trainings enhance developing skills while Interns simulataneously serve as mentors to practicum students.

The Goodman Center's Internship program offers 4 full-time intern positions yearly with a stipend of 20K. Effective for the 2020-2021 cohort, our internship program is fully affiliated with the doctoral program from Albizu University. We only accept applicants from Albizu University who have completed all the requirements necessary and have been verified to be Internship Eligible by the doctoral program's Director of Clinical Training.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: vision impaired, portuguese speaking

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: mentoring of practicum students


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Religion/Spirituality: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Completed Applications: 21 19 76
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 16 14 31
Total number of interns: 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 6 5 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 94 81 41
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 5 0 4
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 1
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0