And Your place for Excellence in Clinical Training


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And Your place for Excellence in Clinical Training



Mission Statement

  • The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology educates tomorrow’s leaders in Psychology in the scientist-practitioner and clinical science tradition, advances psychological science, and improves the health and quality of life of all people through excellence in research, education, and health service delivery.



Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

  • Administratively Unique

  • Academically Diverse

  • Departmental Programs

    • Graduate programs
    • PhD Training Program Continuously Accredited Since 1953
      • Scientist-practitioner program
      • Clinical-Science program
      • Both programs allow specialty options to meet specific educational needs of individual students.
    • Predoctoral internship
      • Generalist/specialty mix
      • Continuously accredited since 1963


Program Goals To prepare the student to

  • Function as a licensed professional psychologist

  • Practice competently in the areas of assessment, intervention, and consultation

  • Take a scholarly evidence-based approach to clinical activities

  • Investigate meaningful, empirically testable questions

  • Contribute to the advancement of knowledge through research and creative scholarship

  • Participate in leadership and advocacy positions within professional psychology



Research Training Settings

  • Research laboratories in the PHHP Research Complex

  • Shands Hospital

  • Veterans’ Administration Medical Center

  • Brain Institute

  • Other campus and community locations (e.g., Surge Complex)



Clinical Training Settings

  • University of Florida Health Science Center – Psychology Clinic

    • Primary clinical training site
    • Assessment rotations primarily conducted here
  • Shands Hospital

  • Primary Care Sites in North Central Florida

    • Levy, Columbia, Dixie/Gilchrist county primary care clinics
    • Ocala VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Other Settings

    • Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center
    • NFETC, Prison Settings
    • Private/civil forensic settings


Who We Are

  • 33 Faculty (21 tenure track, 9 clinical, 3 research, 3 with primary appointments in other departments

  • 23 Support Staff

  • 83 Graduate Students

  • 14 Interns

  • 4 Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • 143 “others” – RA’s, work study, grant staff



The Faculty

  • 33 core faculty active in the training program

  • This number represents dramatic departmental growth during the past decade

    • A total of 17 faculty in 1997
    • Compared to the current faculty of 33
  • Represent broad spectrum of general and specialty interests and expertise

  • Numerous national leaders (officers, editors, professional boards)

  • Accessible to students

  • Most participate in all departmental missions (teaching, research, clinical service)



Our Students

  • 83 doctoral students, 14 interns

  • 12-15 Ph.D.’s per year

  • Outstanding record of Fellowship achievement (NRSA, Foundations) University [Presidential, Alumni], Foundation)

  • Student leaders in psychology organizations (APAGS, FPA, Division 40)

  • CHP APAGS

  • Collegial, fun, and, simply the best students anywhere!



Graduate Student Fellowship Awards

  • 9 Total NIH National Research Service Awards (NRSA) in the past three years

    • 7 of 29 active NRSA’s at UFL are in CHP
  • 4 Presidential Fellows

  • 5 Alumni Fellows

  • 3 Minority Fellows

  • 4 McKnight Fellows



1997-2006 Admission Statistics



1997-2006 Student Statistics



Applicants Interviewing 2007



Our Student’s Productivity Data for 2006



Internship Placement

  • Recent Internship Placements:

  • Boston Internship Consortium

  • Brown University

  • Columbus Children’s Hospital

  • Children’s Mercy Hospital, KC

  • Columbia University/NY Presbyterian

  • Duke University

  • Dupont Hospital for Children

  • Harvard/Brockton-West Roxbury VAMC,

  • James A. Haley VAMC, Tampa

    • Johns Hopkins/Kennedy Krieger Institute
    • Long Beach VA Healthcare System
    • Long Island Jewish/Hillside Hospital
    • Maryland VA Healthcare System
    • Medical College of Georgia
    • Medical Univ. South Carolina
    • Tulane University Health Science Ctr.
    • University of California, San Diego
    • UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
    • Univ. of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
    • Univ. Alabama, Birmingham
    • UNC – Chapel Hill
    • UF Health Science Center
    • West Haven VA
    • West Virginia University


Internship Match Statistics

  • 2006: 100% of students matched on Match Day

  • Since 1994, 110 of 113 (97.35%) matched on Match Day

  • All 113 went to funded, APA-accredited internships



This Year’s Internship Placements

  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

  • CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA

  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO

  • DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

  • JAMES A. HALEY VETERANS HOSPITAL – TAMPA

  • SEATTLE VETERAN’S AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER

  • JAMES A. HALEY VETERANS HOSPITAL – TAMPA

  • CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

  • VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY/VA MEDICAL CENTER

  • EMORY UNIVERSITY/GRADY HEALTH SYSTEM

  • KENNEDY KRIEGER/JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

  • UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MEDICAL CENTER

  • BROWN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL

  • DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER



So Where do Our Students Go When They Go Away?



Dr. Dan Shapiro (1994), University of Arizona College of Medicine, Health Psychologist, Author, Speaker



The Program

  • General Psychology Core

  • Clinical Psychology core

  • Required research (MS, Ph.D)

  • Required clinical practica (core, advanced)

  • Advanced electives

  • Area of concentration (or selected minors)

  • APA-accredited internship



Areas of Concentration

  • Clinical Child/Pediatric

  • Clinical Health Psychology

  • Neuropsychology, Neurorehabilitation, and Clinical Neuroscience

  • Emotion, Neuroscience, and Psychopathology

  • Others as arranged (HSA, Forensic, Primary Care, Rural Behavioral Health)



General Program Timetable

  • Year 1…………………

  • Year 2…………………

  • Year 3…………………..

  • Year 4…………………..

  • Year 5…………………







“Center of Excellence” Model Clinical Child/Pediatric Area

  • -specialty plus general training

  • -integrated research/clinical/didactic training



Current Curricular Initiatives

  • New courses/coursework

    • Outcomes Assessment
    • Evidence Based Practice
    • Empirically Supported Treatments
    • Program Evaluation
    • Grant-writing seminar
    • Experimental psychopathology
    • Critical thinking/PBL content


Student Funding 2007

  • Fellowships

  • Grant-based research assistantships

  • Departmental/college assistantships

  • Basic components of funding

    • Stipend (12K-15K)
    • Plus tuition payments
















and experience THIS



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Students Helping Students

  • Lisa, Lindsay, and Rhea, who have just matched for internships, help new students learn how to be successful when they apply.













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