Program Information: South Florida Consortium Internship Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1204
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Nova Southeastern University
Department: South Florida Consortium Internship Program
Address: 3301 College Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314
Country: United States
Metro Area: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 954-262-5689x
Fax:
Email: mf245@nova.edu
Web Address: https://psychology.nova.edu/training/index.html
Brochure Website's Address: https://psychology.nova.edu/common-pdf/programs/trainingprograms/sfcip-handbook-202122.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Consortium
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
  • Private General Hospital
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Maria Fimiani Psy.D.
Chief Psychologist: Ana Martinez Psy.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 13
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 12
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, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns at all sites are employees of NSU and eligible for NSU benefits. Please review benefit details in the SFCIP online Handbook.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Refer to site-specific descriptions within SFCIP Handbook: https://psychology.nova.edu/common-pdf/programs/trainingprograms/sfcip-handbook-202122.pdf
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? Yes
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Details of the above affiliations The SFCIP is fully affiliated with the psychology doctoral programs at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). The internship program ONLY accepts applicants from the NSU College of Psychology Clinical Ph.D. & Psy.D. programs and School Psychology Psy.D. program.
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:
  • Required
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/21/2022
Interview process description:

The SFCIP is fully affiliated with the doctoral programs at NSU College of Psychology (COP). Only NSU COP students may apply. Applicants must indicate the sites they are most interested in interviewing with within the body of their cover letters in order to be considered by the site for an interview. Qualified candidates will be notified by email about interviews by December 15th. Interview day, typically scheduled for a full Friday in January, is required.  We are currently assessing the feasibility of returning to an on-site, in-person interview day.  This will be dependent upon the latest CDC and DOH guidelines as the interview day approaches.  Should CDC and DOH guidelines advise against such meetings due to the pandemic, the interview day will be virtual via Zoom. We will not be offering a hybrid option.  We will update the directory regarding on-site versus virtual interview format as soon as we make a decision this fall.  Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the DOT and site supervisors. The interview day will consist of a large group welcome and indiviudal and/or group interviews throughout the day depending on sites. In addition to the full-day interview, individual visits to the sites under consideration may also be required.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: The SFCIP is fully affiliated with NSU doctoral programs. The SFCIP matches only NSU COP students during all phases of the match process.
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: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 600
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 Not Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
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: The SFCIP is fully affiliated with Nova Southeastern University's COP doctoral programs and only accepts applications from the NSU College of Psychology clinical and school psychology doctoral students during all phases of the match.
Program Description

The SFCIP is fully affiliated with the Nova Southeastern University College of Psychology (COP) doctoral programs and only accepts applications from NSU COP students.The South Florida Consortium Internship Program (SFCIP) is a collaborative effort of Nova Southeastern University and cooperating agencies whose mission is to offer a 2000-hour doctoral internship for qualified doctoral students in health service psychology. The aim of the SFCIP is to train and educate interns to competently practice health service psychology following the Practitioner Informed by Science model of training. Upon completion of the internship, the intern will have acquired the knowledge, skills and professionalism to move to the postdoctoral resident level. SFCIP members are committed to a philosophy of providing interns with the opportunity to acquire generalist skills through the provision of instruction, supervision, and experience in a wide spectrum of functions engaged in by a health service psychologist. The community-based training sites that form the SFCIP provide an array of clinically and culturally diverse populations that offer our interns supervised clinical training and experience during a one-year placement at one of the Member sites (see handbook for site decriptions: https://psychology.nova.edu/common-pdf/programs/trainingprograms/sfcip-handbook-202122.pdf), supplemented by weekly training activities at NSU. Nevertheless, all SFCIP interns are expected to develop proficiency in the execution of the 9 profession-wide competencies (e.g., research; ethical and legal standards; individual and cultural diversity; professional values, attitudes, and behaviors; communication and interpersonal skills; assessment; intervention; supervision; and consultation and interprofesional skills) within community settings (i.e., Consortium partner sites). Training in a breadth of clinical issues and ethical and legal professional standards are incorporated into supervision and seminars to further prepare interns for generalist practice and the highest standards of professional conduct.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

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

Please refer to the SFCIP online Handbook to determine which partner sites offer the supervised experiences noted above.

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: 43 49 48 51 58
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 30 48 35 46 49
Total number of interns: 16 16 16 14 12
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 16 16 16 14 12
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1 1 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 15 15 15 14 11
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 14 13 14 12 12
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 2 3 2 2 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 45 50 112 51 25
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: 15 17 15 15 14
Community Mental Health Center: 4 4 4 2 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 1 0 2 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 1 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 3 7 3
Other Medical Center: 0 4 1 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 1 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 1 0 3 1 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 4 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 5 5 1 5 9
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 2 0 0 1
Not Currently Employed: 1 1 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 1 0 1 0