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. The program trains six fellows: three are placed in the Lee Health System and three are placed at the Healthcare Network.
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.
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.
Elena Reyes, PhD