Monday, September 23, 2019

By News and Internal Communications

EDINBURG, TEXAS – UTRGV held a grand opening, Sept. 6, for a new Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Training Clinic that will provide a world-class education for the next generation of evidence-based and culturally grounded clinical psychology researchers, practitioners and leaders. 

The establishment of this site marks a milestone for UTRGV, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Psychological Science, as the clinic will serve as an essential clinical training component to the new Bilingual Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, which began this fall with its first cohort. 

The 8,024-square-foot facility, located off-campus at 2808 W. Fountain Plaza Blvd. in Edinburg, will be home to both the psychology training clinic and Ph.D. program research laboratories, including 12 therapy rooms, two testing rooms and a video-conferencing room, all equipped with digital audio and video recording equipment for the supervision and training of graduate student clinicians. 

In addition, the clinic will feature state-of-the-art virtual reality computer software for conducting the latest evidence-based exposure therapy and other behavioral therapy intervention treatments.

For more information on the new training clinic, contact the Department of Psychological Science at or 956-665-7958.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.