To implement Psychological and Behavioral Sciences programs with innovative science-based curricula, and to train future generations of behavioral scientists and of practitioners to apply evidence-based practices and advanced professional competencies to their research endeavors and to their clinical work with diverse populations.

Nydia Ortiz Nolasco, PhD

Professor & Dean School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Ponce Health Sciences University

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PHSU'S School of Behavioral & Brain Science


The PSY.D. and the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology Programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979/E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

Academic Programs

PhD in Clinical Psychology

The PhD. Clinical Psychology program of PHSU aims at training clinicians to approach the profession from a scientific perspective and to become competent in the production of new knowledge using scientific methods. PHSU’s Ph.D. Clinical Psychology program is based on the Scientist-Practitioner model of professional psychology as articulated by the Boulder Conference of 1949 (Raimy, 1950).

PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Consonant with the concept that Clinical Psychology is an integral component of the Health Sciences, the Clinical Psychology Program at Ponce School of Medicine aims to develop a new generation of Professional Psychologists with a strong foundation on the biological bases of behavior, a broad understanding of the psychological processes and of the socio-cultural dimension of normal and abnormal behavior.

Master of Science in School Psychology

The Master of Science in School Psychology (MSSP) program of Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) is a Terminal Master Degree Program that concomitantly provides students the foundations of the School Psychology profession. The program will prepare its graduates to engage in competent practice of the profession, at the Master level.

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