About Our Program




The Florida State University College of Medicine (FSUCOM) Immokalee Health Education offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology with a focus on Primary Care.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology is focused on the training and development of psychologists to work in primary care settings. The two-year training program follows a biopsychosocial model thus focusing on the interaction of biological, psychosocial and medico-legal variables. Fellows will develop skills to function as an integrated member of a primary care team and will gain experience in assessment and intervention approaches within the primary care structure.

Applicants can select from two different tracks:

Clinical Track: Clinical Health Psychology in Primary Care (Start Date: September 2021)

Fellows focus on Clinical Training through the provision of direct clinical service. Fellows will work within an interprofessional healthcare team in primary Pediatrics, Family Medicine and Women’s Health clinics. Primary clinical duties will include providing screenings and diagnostic evaluations, behavioral consultations and brief interventions with children, adults and families.

Research Track: Adverse Childhood Experiences/Toxic Stress & Information Technology Applications (No opening at this time)

Fellows will assist with the development of programs on assessment & treatment for adverse childhood experiences and other types of trauma & stress in primary care settings. Research will emphasize the use of Information Technology to create innovative behavior interventions and screening measures. The Fellow will work with faculty advisors in coordinating/overseeing all aspects of the study including data collection and dissemination of findings.

Objectives & Competencies

The training curriculum closely follows and is based on recommendations from the American Psychological Association Interdivisional Committee for a Primary Care Curriculum and emphasizes inter-professional collaboration and the following factors of health and illness: biological, cognitive, affective, behavioral & developmental, and sociocultural.

Contact Information:

Elena Reyes, PhD
Program Director
(239) 658-3087

Ashley Butler
Program Manager
(239) 657-3729

For more information, please review the Program Brochure the Handbook for Postdoctoral Fellows.