Program Information: Department of Clinical & Health Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1205
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Florida Health Science Center
Department: Department of Clinical & Health Psychology
Address: 101 S. Newell Drive
P.O. Box 100165
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0165
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 85 miles SW of Jacksonville; 120 miles north of Orlando
Phone: 352-273-6155
Fax: 352-273-6156
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Medical School
  • Psychology Department
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Lori Waxenberg
Chief Psychologist: Glenn Smith
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 29
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 13
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 25000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): $1000 towards health insurance. We do have a health insurance policy available to interns through UF or interns can use those funds to select a different health insurance company. The money is paid out over the year as part of the bi-weekly paycheck, so it is as if the salary is $26,000 with $1000 of that earmarked for insurance.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site It is hard to describe a typical day because interns get a lot of varied experiences! Typically, interns spend 2 days per week doing assessment/consultation work and 3 days a week seeing therapy patients, attending supervisions, writing reports and notes as well as attending educational opportunities.
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? Yes
Details of the above affiliations Our program is affiliated with the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology. Up to 3 positions in our class of 13 interns may be filled by graduate students from CHP.
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, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/10/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/07/2022
Interview process description:

As of this writing, The University of Florida Health Science Center Internship will be offering a virtual interview day on the following dates:  January 7, 14 & 21 2022.  Applicants will be notified of an interview invitation by e-mail.  The interview day will begin with a group zoom meeting with Dr. Waxenberg, training director, for the first hour.  Applicants will also have a zoom group meeting with all of the faculty in their area of interest and then all interviewees will have at least 3 individual zoom meetings with faculty members.  Requests to meet with specific staff are quite welcome.  Next, applicants will virtually meet with a panel of current interns from the applicant's area of interest (child/pediatric, health, neuropsychology).  The day ends with a final zoom group meeting with Dr. Waxenberg.  There will be built in breaks throughout the day to prevent zoom fatigue.  There will also be a virtual tour of the department and clinic so you can get a good feeling for the climate of the department.

We are also discussing having an open house after interviews and after rankings have been submitted for those who are interested and able to travel to Gainesville.  But it would be very tight to fit into our time schedule.  Please stay tuned for any changes in dates and a possible optional open house.


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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: Yes
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: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
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 Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited 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: None
Program Description

The UF Health Science Center Internship Program combines general training in the practice of clinical psychology in a health care setting together with more intensive focused training in one of three areas: (1) clinical child/pediatric psychology; (2) medical/health psychology; or (3) clinical neuropsychology. Focused training allows the intern to concentrate intensively on a major area of professional interest.  By the conclusion of the internship year, all interns are expected to demonstrate advanced knowledge and competence with respect to their area of focus within clinical psychology (i.e., clinical child/pediatric psychology, medical/health psychology, clinical neuropsychology) as well as competence in the general clinical skills needed for sucess in each area of focus.  Interns see a broad range of therapy patients, shoring up their general clinical skills. Interns may also complete a research project with a faculty supervisor of their choosing. The time allotted for research is approximately 10%.

Internship Training Opportunities


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
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy:
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention:
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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%)


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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:
Anxiety Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)

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:  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: 178 175 213 183 224
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 64 73 70 62 81
Total number of interns: 14 14 14 14 13
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 14 14 14 14 13
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 11 9 11 11 13
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 5 3 3 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 12 14 13 13 12
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 0 1 1 1
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 4 6 1 8 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 111 189 191 148 123
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: 14 14 14 13 14
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 3 0 1 2 2
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 1
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 1 8 3 2 1
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 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 8 4 10 6 8
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 2 2 0 2 2
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 1 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 1 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0