Program Information: College of Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1203
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Nova Southeastern University Psychology Services Center
Department: College of Psychology
Address: 3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Distance from Major City: 30-40 minutes from Miami
Phone: 954-262-5817x
Fax:
Email: jdavidtz@nova.edu
Web Address: https://psychology.nova.edu/training/index.html
Brochure Website's Address: https://psychology.nova.edu/common-pdf/programs/trainingprograms/psc-handbook-2019.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Psychology Department
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jennifer Davidtz Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Ana Martinez Psy.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 23000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns are employees of NSU and eligible for NSU benefits (e.g., use of university facilities, including library, fitness center, etc.). Further details of benefits can be found in the online Handbook.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The PSC internship training program is full-time for 12 months (2,000 hours). It has three major components: (1) supervised clinical experience in general adult and child service programs, (2) supervised clinical experience in faculty directed specialty clinics, and (3) training seminars, case staffing, and other structured training activities. Interns will receive experience in these areas based on a practitioner informed by science model, a principle component of which is using the psychology research knowledge base as a guide to inform direct service delivery. Interns will work within a training clinic in an academic center where opportunities to become involved in ongoing research or to collaborate on original research is available to interested interns. Interns will have the opportunity to deliver services via telehealth. A list of COP faculty and their areas of interest are available on the COP website: http://psychology.nova.edu/index.html
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/06/2022
Interview process description:

Interviews are usually scheduled on either a Thursday or Friday during the first or second week in January and will take place in virtual format via Zoom Video Communications ("Zoom"). The Interview Day format includes an introduction, welcome, and program overview with the training director; individual interviews with two supervisors and one current intern; and opportunities for informal interviews/conversations with supervisors and current interns.  Applicants are invited to interview with specified PSC programs (e.g., CATSP, TRIP, NCCOA, or SPACI). Please specify which of these are of most interest in your cover letter (you many indicate any number that are of interest).

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: George Washington University, William James College, Carlos Albizu University, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Georgia State University, Nova Southeastern University.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 1000
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: 1000 hrs. total (direct and indirect) practicum hours. Direct service experience with both children/adolescents and adults (min. 100 hrs. with each) must be evident on AAPI or explained in cover letter with support from CV or other application documents. We acknowledge that opportunities for direct hours have been impacted by restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, and will take that into consideration in our review of applications. Please be sure to detail all of the direct and indirect training experiences that have contributed to your professional development. If you match to this program, you are required to complete 2 days of Orientation sessions in August prior to the September start.
Program Description

The NSU Psychology Services Center (PSC) internship program is an APA accredited training program. The Psychology Services Center, formerly known as the CMHC, provides services on a sliding scale fee for service basis to the diverse South Florida community. We provide training in assessment and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of presenting problems in a culturally competent manner. Interns spend 25% of their time working within the Children, Adolescents and Families (CAFS) program and 25% within the Adult Services Program (ASP). The other half of the interns' time is spent in one of four programs, to which the intern matches: Trauma Resolution Integration Program (TRIP), Child & Adolescent Traumatic Stress Program (CATSP), the NSU Counseling Center for Older Adults (NCCOA) or the School-related Psychological Assessments and Clinical Interventions (SPACI). In addition, interns supervise practicum students under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, teach a pre-practicum course for first-year psychology doctoral students during the Winter semester, and attend weekly didactic activities to round out their generalist training. Interns will have the opportunity to provide clinical services via telehealth, and all other relevant training and teaching activities can also be offered in a virtual or hybrid/blended format if that continues to be necessitated by CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines. For a comprehensive description, please review the PSC Internship Handbook: https://psychology.nova.edu/common-pdf/programs/trainingprograms/psc-handbook-2020.pdf

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Family Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison:
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other: trauma-informed care

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available to all interns, depending on the specialty service program rotation. Please consult the program's handbook https://psychology.nova.edu/common-pdf/programs/trainingprograms/psc-handbook-2019.pdf or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available in each rotation.

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at: https://psychology.nova.edu/training/index.html  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 56 56 53 53 49
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 24 25 25 26 25
Total number of interns: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 4 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 5 5 5 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 5 7 2 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 47 18 67 20 24
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 5 4 4 0 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 2 0 2
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 1 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 1 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 4 3 2 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 1 0 3
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0