The Florida State University College of Medicine (FSUCOM) Immokalee Health Education Site is accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology with a focus on Primary Care. Positions begin September 2018 and applicants can select from two different tracks:
Clinical Track: Clinical Health Psychology in Primary Care
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
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.
Training Site: Fellows train at the Immokalee Health Education Site, which includes The Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida – a Federally Qualified Health Center that 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.
The Immokalee Health Education Site also houses The FSU Center for Child Stress & Health, which serves as an integrated primary care resource center for patients, families, and healthcare providers of children exposed to toxic stress, especially children living in rural, minority, and underserved communities. The Center is a SAMHSA National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) Category II, Treatment and Service Adaptation Center and serves as a national resource on effective treatment and service approaches for child trauma experienced by children.
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 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 and strongly preferred for the research 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.
Benefits: Stipend of $47,658.60 plus a generous benefits package.
How to Apply: Applications are being accepted for Fall 2018 via the APPA CAS Application System (or may be requested from the Director of Clinical Training). The application deadline 1/26/2017. To access the CAS Application System, please copy and paste the following URL onto your web browser: https://appicpostdoc.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login
Additional information can be obtained from the program website: http://med.fsu.edu/?page=immokaleeHealthEd.home
Please submit any inquiries to:
Javier I. Rosado, PhD
Director of Clinical Training