University of Florida in Gainesville - FL

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Place: University of Florida in Gainesville, FL
APA Accreditation: Accredited
Training Director & Lead / Director: Natasha Maynard-Pemba
Chief Psychologist: Sherry Benton
Positions: 5
Stipend: 30000
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Descriptor "The doctoral internship program is an integral part of the mission of the University of Florida Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC), and the entire professional and support staff is involved in the supervision and training of our interns. The training program is designed to prepare interns to function competently and independently as psychologists. Our goals are: to graduate interns who are clinically competent, highly ethical, culturally sensitive, and who have developed a well-defined professional identity. The program follows a practitioner-scholar model of professional training for psychologists, which emphasizes experiential learning. As a practitioner, the intern applies the knowledge gained from scholarly and scientific evidence to clinical practice. As a scholar, the intern is engaged in study of the science of psychology, and is encouraged to contribute to the profession though involvement in scholarly activities. The training staff represents a wide variety of theoretical orientations. Interns provide individual, couples and group counseling, conduct triage and intake assessment, crisis intervention services, provide outreach and consultation services to the university community, provide clinical supervision to master's and doctoral students in counseling psychology and counselor education, and serve on Center committees. The components of training include supervision; formal seminars, which include series on: therapy, professional development, assessment/diagnosis, diversity seminar, and consultation seminar, among others; participation on a collaborative case management team; consultation with training director and Center clinicians. Interns work closely with other clinicians through co-therapy, co-presentations of workshops, and opportunities for collaboration on presentations at national or regional conferences and/or co-authorship on publications. We have several areas of focus that interns may engage in including: mindfulness, couples counseling, group, social justice work, assessment, anxiety reduction, eating disorders, digital outreach, addictions, DBT, s trauma, crisis intervention, LGBTQ, biofeedback, online therapy, international students."