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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2283
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Universidad Ana G. Méndez Gurabo Campus Psychology Internship Program
Department: Psychology Department.
Address: PO Box 3030
Liberal Arts Division
Gurabo, Puerto Rico 00778
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 10 miles south of San Juan
Phone: 787-743-7979x4477
Fax: 787-704-2731
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Psychology Department
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Vidamaris Zayas
Chief Psychologist: Jorge Berrios
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Position Information
Start Date: 08/14/2025
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 8
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 18000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Mal Practice Insurance
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site During a typical work day the intern will spent 1.5 hours teaching undergraduate courses, 2 hours of administrative, 1 hour of supervision and at least 4 hours of face to face intervention.
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 The UAGM PIP Internship program is an integral part of the Counseling Psychology Graduate Program. The Internship Program in only accepting student registered at our Graduate Program.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 12/13/2024 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Optional
A Virtual Interview is: Optional
Interview notification date: 01/21/2025
Tentative interview date: 01/21/2025
Interview process description:

At this time the UAGM PIP Intership Program is exclusively affiliated with the  Universidad Ana G. Mendez Gurabo Campus Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program.

Candidates will be notify via email of the day and time of interview. Interviews are conducted individually with an applicant and one faculty and one current intern and then with the Rotation Coordinator.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Universidad Ana G. Mendez Gurabo Campus (Formerlly known Universidad del Turabo)
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 200
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 Not Accepted
Counseling Psychology 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 Universidad Ana G. Mendez Psychology Internship Program is designated as an internship in health service psychology. The internship program is an integral component of the training process in the Health Serviece Psychology. The fundamental goal of this training program is to provide all interns the opportunity to attain the skills that will prepare them to become health service psychologists and to instill in them values of commitment and the highest standards of practice in the profession and science of Psychology. This internship program provides trainees the opportunity to practice and consolidate the skills and knowledge within the professional psychology competencies in the context of a supervised clinical and academic professional setting. Its core mission is to provide quality intensive supervised training by competent mentors. The internship program includes a sequence of didactic experiences designed to enhance the interns' theoretical background and capacity to apply knowledge to specific populations and situations. Additionally, the interns will have the opportunity to explore the academic world by preparing and teaching psychology courses at an undergraduate level and will serve as supervisors of master level practicum students.

At this time the UAGM PIP Internship Program is reserved for Universidad Ana G. Mendez Gurabo Campus Counseling Psychology Doctoral Students.


Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing:

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: Exposure (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sports Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Experience (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child: Experience (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
School: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Multicultural Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Administration: Experience (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Teaching Undergraduate Courses

Sport Psychology

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: 5 8 5 7
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 5 8 5 8
Total number of interns: 5 4 4 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 4 4 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 5 4 4 5
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 5 4 4 5
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 4 4 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 10 10 10 10
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 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: 0 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: