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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 at the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida (HCN), a teaching site for the FSUCOM. Applicants can select from two different tracks:

Clinical Track: Clinical Health Psychology in Primary Care
Fellows completing the Clinical Track will 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: Information Technology Applications
Research Track Fellows will spend 50% of their time, or 20 hours, in the provision of direct clinical service, as described above, with the remaining time comprised of supervision, didactics and research. The Fellow will assist with applied clinical research focusing on addressing adverse childhood experiences and other types of trauma and stress in primary care settings. Research will particularly emphasize the use of Information Technology to create innovative behavior interventions and screening measures. The Fellow will work closely with a faculty advisor in coordinating and overseeing all aspects of the study including data collection and dissemination of findings.

Both tracks will allow for fulfillment of licensure requirement in the State of Florida.

Training Site: The Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida (HCN) includes the Immokalee Health Education Site and primary care clinics in Naples. Fellows train at a Federally Qualified Health Center which serves as a training site for medical students, psychology postdoctoral fellows and other health trainees. The health center includes Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Dental, Obstetrics /Gynecology, and Behavior Health Services. Immokalee is a small rural community in southwest Florida and a designated Health Professions Shortage Area. The patient population is made up primarily of Latino migrant farm workers but also includes Haitian, African American and a rural Caucasian population. Immokalee is situated approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, an area known for its beaches and cultural activities.

Eligibility: Completion of an APA accredited doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (PhD/PsyD) as well as an APA accredited internship. Fluency in Spanish OR Haitian Creole is required for the Clinical Track. Candidates should be committed to serving an underserved population consistent with the mission of the Florida State University College of Medicine to train providers for underserved populations.

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


Javier I. Rosado, PhD
Director of Clinical Training
(239) 658-3056