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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Evidence-Based Practice for Emergency Responders, Psychology Group of Tampa Bay, Florida

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Evidence-Based Practice for Emergency Responders

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology for 2024 - 2025 Academic Year
Location: Tampa, FL

Program Overview:
The Psychology Group of Tampa Bay (PGTB) is excited to announce a unique opportunity for a postdoctoral fellow with a specific interest in the practice of psychology with emergency responders. This postdoctoral fellowship will specifically focus on:

  1. Preparing candidates to deliver specialized clinical services to first responders, including paramedics, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other professionals who face high-stress situations.
  2. Providing advanced clinical training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with an emphasis on using evidence-based practices to improve the psychological well-being of first responders.

Key Features:
Specialized Training: The fellow will have opportunities to learn about first responder culture through participating in immersive workshops and experiences led by first responders, including ride alongs and field operations training. The fellow will also take part in monthly consultation meetings with staff from the Emergency Responder Clinic of PGTB to discuss clinical issues impacting emergency responder communities.

Clinical Experience: Fellows will have the opportunity to work directly with emergency responders in various settings, including the following contexts:

Individual therapy: Carrying a case-load of clients from the first responder community.
Post-incident Response: Providing brief interventions following a “critical incident” experienced by a first responder agency.
Peer Support Team Training: Delivering psychoeducational presentations and workshops to a team of emergency responders trained as behavioral health technicians for their department.
Resilience Workshops: Facilitating experiential and didactic training for first responders to enhance their skills in coping with occupational stressors.
Leadership Consultation: Meeting with high-rank officers to consult on behavioral health issues
Crisis Intervention: Fellows will have the opportunity to provide suicide interventions for first responders identified as at-risk.

Supervision and Mentorship: Our program offers close supervision and mentorship by experienced psychologists with expertise in the practice of psychology with emergency responders. Fellows will receive regular guidance and supervision to enhance their clinical skills and professional development with an emphasis in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. They will also be involved in consultation meetings with a team of providers within the Emergency Responder Clinic. In addition, fellows will attend the PGTB clinic meetings to gain a well-rounded experience with working in a group practice setting.


  1. Completion of a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program.
  2. Completion of an APA-accredited internship.
  3. Strong interest in emergency responder mental health.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to evidence-based practices.


  • Annual salary of $52,000
  • Health Spending Account
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Opportunities for advancement within the practice

Application Process:
Interested candidates should submit:

  1. A curriculum vitae
  2. A statement of interest to include a description of relevant research or clinical work and relevant background training.
  3. A list of at least three professional references who can speak to your training and experience. At least two references should be former supervisors.

Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2024. Start date is flexible, ranging from July to October. PGTB is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Contact: For inquiries or more information, please contact our training director, Dr. Diana Ginns, at


(This information was submitted on January 24, 2024)

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