Postdoctoral Fellowship

Program Structure

The postdoctoral fellowship is structured into three rotations. Fellows begin the year by participating in a 3-week orientation process that ensures that each fellow has the basic foundation of information that s/he needs to function effectively at the Counseling Center (CC) and Student Health Services (SHS) when the academic year commences. Orientation activities include, but are not limited to: identifying and establishing rapport with clinical and specialty supervisors, gaining familiarity with policies and procedures at both centers, shadowing primary care providers at SHS, receiving training on the electronic health record systems used at both centers, and receiving training on the primary care behavioral health model.

During the first two rotations fellows spend about half of their time providing a variety of specialty mental health clinical services at the CC and the other half of their time serving as Behavioral Health Consultants at SHS.

Typical Weekly Schedule (Rotations 1 and 2):

Counseling Center
Direct clinical service (including individual counseling, group, on-call coverage): 12
Clinical preparation/documentation: 2-3
Supervision (2 hour individual, .5 hour group): 2.5
Clinical team meeting: 1
Staff meeting: .5 (1 hour bi-weekly)
Professional development seminar: 1
Total: 20 (60% direct service)

Student Health
Direct Service (Client/Provider consultations, provider shadowing: 14-15 (varies by week)
Specialty Supervision: 1
Clinical preparation/documentation: 4
Staff meeting/Educational Meeting: 0-1
Total: 20

During the third rotation, fellows spend 16 hours at the Counseling Center, 8 hours at Student Health Services, and 16 hours at an external placement at Tampa General Hospital. The external placement allows postdoctoral fellows to continue developing skills as a behavioral health consultant in a different, more specialized, setting. Placements may be available in acute trauma/burn, adult rehabilitation, chronic pain management and bariatrics.