Welcome to the Psychology Department!
If psychology interests you, Our Lady of the Lake University offers psychology programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. The PsyD is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Our programs will train you to apply psychological theory and practice to a broad range of situations and populations. All graduate degree programs academically prepare you to become licensed as a mental health professional.
Since the University is located in San Antonio, we offer unique opportunities for training with the diverse groups of the Southwest. Undergraduate psychology majors with conversational proficiency in Spanish may choose the biliterate (English/Spanish) degree option. Graduate students with conversational proficiency in Spanish may elect to obtain the certificate in Psychological Services for Spanish Speaking Populations (PSSSP). The PSSSP certificate was developed in 1997 to prepare students to provide high quality services to the growing number of clients who prefer to receive services in Spanish. The goal of the PSSSP program is to prepare practitioners to be equally competent in the delivery of psychological services in Spanish and in English. The PSSSP certificate requirements may be fulfilled as an elective concentration in the MS and PsyD programs.
The Communicative and Cultural Competency Program (CCC-MHP) program, developed with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), provides training for mental health providers who have basic conversational skills in Spanish but lack the training needed to utilize their education and professional skills, which were obtained in English, to work with Spanish-dominant clients. The CCC-MHP Instructors Manual includes a glossary of English/Spanish and a test of knowledge of Latino cultures. For additional information about this program and future training opportunities contact Dr. Ezequiel Peña.
Psychology student organizations include Psi Chi, the national honor society in Psychology, the School Psychology Student Organization (SPSO) and the Psychology Graduate Student Organization (PGSA).
For further information, please contact:
Our Lady of the Lake University
411 S.W. 24th Street
San Antonio, Texas 78207
210-434-6711, ext. 3914
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Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.