Postdoctoral Fellowship

Program Structure

The postdoctoral fellowship is structured into three tracks – Counseling Center (CC), Behavioral Health in a Medical Setting (Student Health Services [SHS]), and a hybrid CC/Behavioral Health (University of South Florida, St. Petersburg [USFSP]) track. Fellows complete the course of training for the selected track over a one year period. Fellows begin the year by participating in a 3-week orientation process that ensures that they have the basic foundation of information needed to function effectively in their chosen environment (e.g. CC, SHS, CC/USFSP) 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 centers, shadowing primary care providers at SHS or USFSP, receiving training on the electronic health record systems used at different centers, and receiving training on the primary care behavioral health model.

Typical Weekly Schedule:

Counseling Center Track
Direct clinical service (including individual counseling, group, on-call coverage, some of these hours will be covered in the CC's Satellite location): 24
Clinical preparation/documentation: 10
Supervision (2 hour individual, .5 hour group): 2.5
Clinical team meeting: 1
Staff meeting: .5 (1 hour bi-weekly)
Professional development seminar: 1
Outreach: 1
Total: 40 (60% direct service)

Behavioral Health in a Medical Setting (SHS) Track
Direct Service (Client/Provider consultations, provider shadowing): 28; varies by week
Specialty Supervision: 1
Supervision (2 hours individual, .5 hour group): 2.5
Clinical preparation/documentation: 7.5
Staff meeting/Educational Meeting: 1
Total: 40

Counseling Center/ Behavioral Health in a Medical Setting (USFSP) Track
Counseling Center Hours
Direct clinical service at CC (including individual counseling, group, on-call coverage): 14
Clinical preparation/documentation: 5
Supervision (2 hour individual, .5 hour group): 2.5
Clinical team meeting: 1
Staff meeting: .5 (1 hour bi-weekly)
Professional development seminar: 1

USFSP Hours
Weeks 1-3 of the month
Site Supervision: 1 hour
Direct Service: 10 hours (varies by week & includes BHC counseling and Counseling Center Counseling)
Outreach/Primary Prevention: 1 hour
Clinical preparation/documentation: 2 hours
Training activities (didactic, consulting, supervision of SDS coaches): 2 hours

Week 4 of the month
Site Supervision: 1 hour
Assessment Supervision: 1 hour
Assessment: 8 hours
Outreach/Primary Prevention: 1 hour
Clinical preparation/documentation: 5 hours (to include assessment scoring & write-up)

Total: 40 (63% direct service in the Counseling Center; 59% direct service (including assessment) at USFSP)

During the third rotation (occurring in the USF summer semester), fellows spend 16 hours at an external placement at Tampa General Hospital, Rogers Behavioral Health – Tampa, or Moffitt Caner Center. The external placement allows postdoctoral fellows to continue developing skills as a behavioral health consultant in non-college, specialized setting. Clinic placements may be available in acute trauma/burn, adult rehabilitation, chronic pain management bariatrics, OCD, Eating Disorders, or Neuropsychology.