Dept. of Clinical and Health Psychology: An Overview Mission Statement The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology educates tomorrow’s leaders in Psychology in a broad and flexible scientist-practitioner tradition, advances psychological science, and improves the health and quality of life of people through excellence in research, education, and health service delivery.
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology • Administratively Unique Setting • Departmental Programs Graduate Training Program • PhD Training Program Continuously Accredited Since 1953 Flexible Scientist-Practitioner Training Model • Traditional Scientist-practitioner Emphasis • Clinical-Researcher Emphasis Predoctoral Internship • Generalist/specialty mix • Continuously accredited since 1963
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology • Academically Diverse Training • Areas of Concentration • Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology • Clinical Health Psychology • Neuropsychology, Neurorehabilitation, and Clinical Neuroscience • Emotion, Neuroscience, and Psychopathology • Others as arranged with doctoral committee (Forensic, Aging ) • Faculty also display diversity in terms of specific areas of expertise and theoretical orientation
Program GoalsTo prepare the student to… • Function as a licensed professional psychologist • Practice competently in the areas of assessment, intervention, and consultation • Take a scholarly evidence-based approach to clinical activities • Contribute to the advancement of knowledge through research and creative scholarship • Participate in leadership and advocacy positionswithin professional psychology
Research Training Sites • Research laboratories in the PHHP Research Complex • Shands Hospital • Veterans’ Administration Medical Center • Brain Institute • Other campus and community locations
Clinical Training Sites • University of Florida Health Science Center – Psychology Clinic • Primary clinical training site • Core practicum rotations primarily conducted here • Shands Hospital • 576-bed tertiary care, 144 intensive care • 500 physicians representing 110 medical specialties • Primary Care Sites in North Central Florida • Columbia/Dixie county primary care clinics • Ocala VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic • Other Settings • Gainesville Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center • NFETC
Anesthesiology Cardiology Communicative Disorders Dentistry Endocrinology Engineering Exercise and Sport Science Family Practice Genetics Infectious Disease Obstetrics and Gynecology Oncology Orthopedic Surgery Nephrology Neurology Neuroscience Neurological Surgery Pediatrics Physical Therapy Psychology Psychiatry Pulmonary Medicine Radiology General Surgery Transplantation Medicine Collaborations Within the HSC
The People of CHP • 27 Faculty; tenure track, clinical track, research track, • 6 affiliate faculty • 10 Support Staff • 79 Graduate Students • 10 Interns • 3 Post-Doctoral Fellows
Clinical and Health Psychology: The Faculty • 27 core faculty active in the training program (along with affiliate faculty) • This number represents significant departmental growth during the past decade • A total of 17 faculty in 1997 • Compared to the current core faculty of 27 • Represent broad spectrum of general and specialty interests and areas of expertise • Numerous national leaders (officers, editors, professional boards) • Accessible to students • Most participate in all departmental missions (teaching, research AND clinical service)
Faculty as Leaders of the Field APA Board of Directors (Rozensky) Chair, APA Board of Educational Affairs (Rozensky) Member, APA Council of Representatives (Fennell - Neuropsychology) Member, APA Council of Representatives (Rozensky - Health) Board of Directors, American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (Bauer, Crosson, Fennell) Board of Directors, American Board of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology (Johnson) Board of Directors, the International Neuropsychological Society (Crosson) President, APA Division of Clinical Neuropsychology (Bauer) President, APA Division of Clinical Neuropsychology (Fennell) Member, International Neuropsychological Society Board of Governors (Bauer , Loring)Scientific Advisory Board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (Lang) Note. CHP faculty members played leadership roles in the formal recognition of all of the specialty areas represented in the department
Clinical and Health Psychology: The Students • 79 doctoral students, 10 interns • Graduate 12-17 Ph.D.’s per year • Outstanding record of getting fellowship awards (NRSA; University Presidential and Alumni; McKnight awards) as well as others • Student leaders in psychology organizations (APAGS, FPA, Division 40) • CHP APAGS • Collegial, fun, and, simply the best students anywhere!
Current Student Demographics • Gender • 79% female; 21% male • Ethnic Background • 79% Caucasian; 8% Asian; 6% African American; 2% Hispanic-Latino; 3% Multi-Ethnic; 2% not reported. • Average time to Complete Program • 6.1 Years • Student Attrition Rate (Past 7 Years) • 6.4%
Current Graduate Student Fellowship Awards • 1 Presidential Fellow • 18 Alumni Fellows • 4 McKnight Fellows • 3 NIH National Research Service Awards • 3 Student Training Awards (T-32)
Internship Placement Recent Internship Placements: Boston Internship Consortium Brown University Columbus Children’s Hospital Children’s Mercy Hospital, KC Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Columbia University/NY Presbyterian Duke University Dupont Hospital for Children Emory University Medical Center Harvard/Brockton-West Roxbury VAMC, James A. Haley VAMC, Tampa Johns Hopkins/Kennedy Krieger Institute Long Beach VA Healthcare System Long Island Jewish/Hillside Hospital Maryland VA Healthcare System Medical College of Georgia Medical Univ. South Carolina Tulane University Health Science Ctr. University of California, San Diego UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute Univ. of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Univ. Alabama, Birmingham Texas Children’s Hospital UCLA Neuroscience Institute UNC – Chapel Hill University of Chicago Medical Center West Haven VA West Virginia University 2004-2007 Match Statistics
Faculty Award for Professional Involvement 2007 APA Culture of Service in the Psychological Sciences Award “The support of your department for faculty participation on discipline-related association boards, editing journals, reviewing grant and research proposals, mentoring students and colleagues, service on university committees, and volunteering to provide disaster relief services and management training to those in need is an excellent model for other departments to follow. It is clear that culture of service is incorporated into the day-to-day activities of your faculty and students.”
Department/Program Rankings • Ranked 25th nationally in 2009 US News and World Report rankings of Clinical Psychology programs; 15th among AAU Universities • In 2007 Ranked # 4 in the nation overall in scholarly productivity (total publications) • Source. Stewart, P.K, Roberts, M.C., and Roy, K. M. (2007). Scholarly productivity in clinical psychology PhD programs: A normative assessment of publication rates. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 1, 157 – 171.
So Where do Our Students Go When They Go Away? Russell Hoffman (1995), St. Louis Children’s Hospital Beth Slomine (1995) John’s Hopkins Kennedy Krieger Celia Lescano (1998) Brown University Medical School David Moser (1997) U of Iowa - Neurosciences Cheryl McNeil (1989) West Virginia University Korey Hood (2003) Harvard Medical School Jenny Doelling (1989) Santa Barbara, CA Private Practice Chris Houck (2002) Brown University Medical School Sidney Trantham (1999) Lasell College Bob Swoap (1992) Warren Wilson College
Our Graduates Making a Difference (Click on People for Website) Dr. Dan Shapiro (1994), University of Arizona College of Medicine, Health Psychologist, Author, Speaker Dr. Lisa Sheeber, (1991) Research Scientist, Oregon Research Institute Dr. Chris Loftis (2003), National Health Policy Forum, Washington, D.C. Dr. John F. Murray (1998) Private Practice; Sports Psychologist, Speaker Dr. Roberta Isleib (1985), Clinical Psychologist; Mystery Writer Dr. Bill Kanasky (2003), Litigation Consultant
Clinically Related Outcomes:National Licensure Exam • 1997 – 2006 : Performance on the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology. • Average scores of CHP graduates (N = 82; Mean = 164.7; SD = 13.7) were more than 1 Standard Deviation above the national average (N = 4,355; Mean =156.4; SD = 7.44) on the EPPP Note. These scores were among the top scores in the nation in comparison to other doctoral level training programs.
UF Doctoral Training Program:Scientist-Practitioner & Clinical-Researcher Emphases • General Psychology Core (Focus on Broad and General Training) • Clinical Psychology Core Training • Required research (MS, Ph.D) • Required clinical practica (core and advanced) • Advanced electives • Area of Concentration (or Selected Minors) • APA-accredited internship
Areas of Concentration • The Nature of the Area of Concentration • Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology • Clinical Health Psychology • Neuropsychology, Neurorehabilitation, and Clinical Neuroscience • Emotion, Neuroscience, and Psychopathology • Others as arranged with doctoral committee (Forensic, Aging )
Year 1………………… Year 2………………… Year 3………………….. Year 4………………….. Year 5………………… Core (Including First Year Project) Research Symposium; MS degree, practica, begin, AOC, electives Complete practica, AOC, qualifying exam Apply for internship, dissertation work, finish electives Internship General Program TimetableAverage time to Completion = 6 Years
“Center of Excellence” Model Health Psychology Area Health Promo Psycho- Oncol Pain Transplant Cardiac Chronic Disability Adult C&L -specialty plus general training -integrated research/clinical/didactic training
“Center of Excellence” Model NNCN Area Aging Epilepsy Stroke LD Movmt Disorder Dementia/ MCI TBI -specialty plus general training -integrated research/clinical/didactic training
“Center of Excellence” ModelClinical Child/Pediatric Area ADHD Stress -specialty plus general training -integrated research/clinical/didactic training Obesity PCIT Trerapy Dissemination Diabetes Child C & L
With Cutting Edge Opportunities to Train for the Future • Recently Developed Course Offerings • Analysis of Change • Advanced writing seminar • Evidence Based Practice • Recent Program Initiatives • New opportunities for undergraduate teaching • Introduction to Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology • Introduction to Clinical Psychology • Introduction to Health Psychology • Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology • Psychiatric Disorders
Student Funding* • Graduate Fellowships • Grant-based research assistantships • Departmental/college assistantships • Minority Fellowships • Basic components of funding • Stipend (12K-15K) • Funding includes tuition and basic fees. * All students accepted into the program are funded
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