Psychology Postdoctoral Residency

Track Information

Residents may elect a rotating position or a non-rotating position.  The rotating tracks allow the resident to divide his/her time at different locations with different specializations. The non-rotating tracks allow the resident with a specific focus to spend all of his/her time within that track.

Description Of Rotations

College of Dental Medicine (CDM) rotation:

  • The overall focus/goal of this rotation is direct clinical work and psychoeducational services for dental/pain clinics, as well as consultation with providers about effective behavioral approaches.
  • The population the resident will predominately work with is dental patients and those with chronic pain (e.g., temporomandibular disorders).
  • The specific activities that may be included in this rotation are counseling and consultative services, psychological assessment (e.g., pre-surgical assessment), health promotion groups (e.g., smoking cessation), and continuing education activities. Supervised teaching and research on dental and/or pain topics are possible.

Osteopathic Medicine

  • The overall focus/goal of this track is research, teaching, and clinical work involving medical populations in primary care/family medicine settings, to prepare the fellow for placement in academic health centers or similar settings.
  • The population the resident will predominately work with is primary care patients with difficulties adjusting to chronic illnesses, those needing assistance managing health risk behaviors, or primary care patients who have mental health symptoms that impact functioning.
  • The specific activities that will be provided on this track are collaborative research with program faculty, predoctoral clinical psychology graduate students, and medical residents on topics that include, but are not limited to behavioral aspects of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV, and sleep. Teaching and clinical practice opportunities are also potential activities on this rotation.
  • The overall focus of this track is to develop knowledge and skills in the field of autism spectrum disorders.
  • The population the resident will predominately work with is children with autism under the age of 5 as well as parents/family members.
  • The specific activities that will be provided on this track are educational services to children with autism and support and education to parents and family members of autistic children. Residents will participate in the activities of the Autism Consortium which provides training and consultation to school districts around the country. Travel outside the State of Florida is frequent. Residents will also provide support to the Baudhuin Preschool and Starting Right Program.
  • The overall focus of this track is consultation, counseling and assessment with a school-age population, including pre-school and college students.
  • The populations with which the resident will predominately work are school-age students, school staff and parents.
  • The specific activities that will be provided on this track are two-fold and include direct service at the University School on campus with grades pre-k to 12 and service in the CPS School Psychology Assessment and Consultation Center providing comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations, helping to coordinate assessments and training experiences, and assisting with the supervision of clinical psychology and school psychology graduate students.
  • The overall focus/goal of this rotation is to develop advanced clinical skills in providing direct clinical services for the Psychology Service Center and to expand skills in research, teaching, clinical supervision, and program review.
  • The population the resident will predominately work with is adults. Opportunities for specialization with particular populations of interest are available.
  • The specific activities that will be provided on this rotation include psychological assessment, treatment and consultative services. Residents may work with faculty on research related activities, including literature searches, reading and summarizing the literature and making recommendations for specific studies based on gaps uncovered in the literature, critical analysis of the specific research field, preparing data for analysis, and assisting in preparing application to secure funding for research projects. Opportunities to work with the Dean's office to become familiar with the preparation for program approval or accreditation reviews are available. Residents will have the opportunity to supervise psychology practicum students and interns at the Psychology Service Center and to teach Master's level courses at CPS. Assignments are considered flexible and are designed to meet the residents interest and expertise
  • The overall focus of this track is to advanced knowledge and skills in clinical research and presentation, as well as direct clinical assessment and intervention services and consultation of school-age population, including pre-school and college students.
  • The populations with which the resident will predominately work with are school-age students and their families, University staff & student, and the community.
  • Specific activities that will be provided in this track are two-fold and include half time in the CPS School Psychology Assessment and Consultation Center and half time training with the Crisis Prevention and Intervention program.  Crisis prevention/intervention residents will collaborate with the university Director of Student Counseling and the Crisis Coordinator, participating in projects that comprise of developing training materials for prevention of suicide and violence and delivering training to university groups of staff and students. In addition, residents will be prepared to intervene, as well as provide post-intervention services for the aftermath of tragedies as needed. The activities in the CPS School Psychology Assessment and Consultation Center include providing comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations, helping to coordinate assessments and training experiences, and assisting with the supervision of clinical psychology and school psychology graduate students.  Clinical supervision of junior members under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, research and supervised teaching are also required.
  • The objective of this track is to help the resident develop specialized knowledge and skills in the field of trauma psychology.
  • The population the resident will work with predominately is holocaust survivors, but work with other forms of trauma will be available as well.
  • The primary interventions provided by the resident will be education, training and consultation in trauma-informed care and treatment-focused treatment at a facility that offers services to holocaust survivors. Opportunities for more traditional clinical services (assessment and treatment) for clients with other forms of trauma will also be available to the resident, In addition, the resident can elect to participate in conducting trauma-related empirical research. 

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