The Community Mental Health Clinic, Inc. (CMHC) is a private, non-profit outpatient community mental health treatment facility founded in 1966 in affiliation with Carlos Albizu University, San Juan Campus. The CMHC is the on-campus training clinic that serves as a clinical practicum site for students enrolled in master and doctoral programs in clinical psychology. As a student under the supervision of licensed psychologists, you will provide culturally sensitive services in a broad spectrum of clinical areas to low income and minority clients within the greater San Juan community and adjacent municipalities.
CAU’s Mental Health Community Clinic, Inc. offers the following services to children, adolescents, and adults:
- Initial assessment interview
- Individual, couple, and group psychotherapy
- Family and conjoint therapy
- Psychological, psycho educational and psychometric assessments for school placement, diagnosis and/or treatment.
- Psycho educational workshops and guidance to schools and others community- based
As a doctoral student in a clinical psychology program, you will also have the opportunity to gain clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence in the following specialized programs:
- Program for Victims of Sexual Abuse and their Families (PAF), subsidized by the Administration for Children and Families of Puerto Rico (ADFAN, abbreviation in Spanish): services offered under this program include evaluations of alleged abuse, legal expert testimonies in court, and psychotherapy for children that have been sexually the sexually abused victims. Clients are referred to this program by ADFAN social workers throughout the island of Puerto Rico to its clinics located in San Juan and Cayey.
- Domestic Violence Program Office of Women Affairs (VD): this program provides psychological services to women victims of domestic violence and their children including, orientation and counseling, consultation, individual and group therapy, psychological assessment, and referrals. The purpose of the Program is to help women, victims of domestic violence and their children, overcome the trauma of the experience and enable them to acquire a sense of empowerment. The goal of or program is to assure that women, victims of domestic violence, have access to psychosocial care services, receiving the psychological and social services, required through their life span.
- Sexual Abuse Program (PAS): this program provides psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. The goal of the Program is to mitigate the psychological impact of sexual abuse and strengthen the clients emotionally.
In addition, The Community Mental Health Clinic, Inc., houses a pre-doctoral internship program that holds APPIC (Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers) membership (Click here for APPIC link, http://www.appic.org/directory/program_cache/1606.html). As an intern, you will engage in psychotherapy, psychodiagnostic evaluations, seminars, didactic training, and supervision.
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: 787-725-6500, ext. 1566, 1575, 1201, 1203 or 1117
Fax: 787-977-4833 / 787-993-3365
151 Tanca Street, Corner of San Francisco Street,
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902-3711