Department : Carlos Albizu University

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1212
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Goodman Psychological Services Center
Department: Carlos Albizu University
Address: 2173 N.W. 99th Ave.
Miami, Florida 33172-2209
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
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
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private Outpatient Clinic
Additional Agency Types:
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Maria Alonso-Mahoney
Chief Psychologist: Maria Alonso-Mahoney
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Position Information
Start Date: 09/03/2024
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, Professional Development Time, 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; 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 Since 2020, the Goodman Center's Internship Program is fully affiliated with Albizu University (Psy.D) doctoral program located in Miami, Florida. The 4 open positions will be exclusively reserved for applicants from Albizu University.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/15/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Preferred
A Virtual Interview is: Optional
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2024
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified via email of interview dates and times. Interviews will be scheduled in January. At the present time, interviews are preferred in-person unless any special circumstances necessitates a virtual interview which will be granted. A panel of approximately 1-3 staff psychologists will conduct the interviews. The interviews are of approximately one hour duration. Applicants will have an opportunity to meet  with the current intern cohort for a question and answer session after the the formal interview. 


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
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is 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 (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 100
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 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: Background checks (Level 3)
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 successfully 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
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing: 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: Exposure (1% to 20%)
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: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics: 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 training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 21 19 76 36 18 44 27
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 16 14 31 12 11 16 10
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 6 5 2 0 3 3 8
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 94 81 41 80 43 60 34
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 1 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 2 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: