Site Name: Wellpath Recovery Solutions / South Florida State Hospital
Department: Department of Psychology
Selected applicants are invited to interview during the month of January, usually Monday and Wednesday mornings. The interview lasts approximately 2-3 hours. The applicants first meet with the current post-doctoral resident as a group to have a general orientation about the program and site. Then, each applicant meets individually with various staff psychologists. Finally, the group of applicants meets with a current psychology intern for a Q&A session and a tour of the facility.
This internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association and adheres to the Scholar-Practitioner model of training. It is the goal of the program to help interns to become competent and knowledgeable psychologists working with a long-term mentally ill adult inpatient population. Although the majority of individuals carry diagnoses of schizophrenia or some other thought disorder, individuals with diagnoses of substance-related, mood, anxiety, and/or personality disorders are also well represented. The facility provides treatment using a multidisciplinary psychiatric rehabilitation model. The clinical training provides each intern with a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in assessment and intervention with a diverse patient population. Goals of the program include increasing awareness of and sensitivity to the cultural, social and psychological needs of special populations while learning to adapt traditional approaches to meet these needs. Interns will be afforded the opportunity to participate in a variety of treatment modalities while receiving direct supervision and formal didactic training. Interns will have a minimum of two hours of individual supervision with licensed psychologists as well as two hours of group supervision, including a weekly case conference meeting, supervision of supervision group, a weekly didactic seminar, and a weekly DBT consultation meeting. South Florida State Hospital internship offers two distinct tracks to interns. A Clinical Track is completed by two interns, and it includes two six-month rotations: Psychological Evaluation and Behavior Assessment & Consultation.There is a separate 12-month Clinical Forensic Track for applicants interested in focusing on forensic psychology issues. Independently of the track, all interns will have the opportunity to build skills in the areas of forensics, psychological assessment, and behavior assessment and consultation, as they complete a core curriculum in clinical practice. Interns will also participate in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings.
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Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site
https://wellpathcare.com/recovery-solutions-locations/south-florida-state-hospital-sfsh/ or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.