During the summer, the Counseling Center offers the opportunity for interns to continue to customize their internship experience by choosing either to focus on a particular aspect of counseling center work (individual, group, couples counseling, outreach, training, administration, etc.) or to complete an external rotation in a healthcare setting. The Counseling Center has established agreements with four affiliated service-providing agencies if interns are interested in pursuing an external rotation.
These healthcare agencies provide opportunities for a wide range of supervised experience in clinical areas such as neuropsychology, behavioral medicine, substance abuse treatment, and comprehensive rehabilitation. Additionally, they provide further opportunities for professional collaboration, role modeling, and mentoring of the interns in our program. Interns may select external placements on the basis of currently available opportunities, their interests, previous experience, and level of training in any prerequisites required by the site/rotation.
Please check out the main website of each of the affiliated agencies below. Opportunities at each site vary by year (i.e. which clinics or programs are taking students) and new training sites are occasionally added as opportunities become available. External rotations occur during the summer semester (mid-May to mid-July).
Dr. Jessica Vassallo is the training director for psychology programs at James Haley. Licensed psychologists provide the didactic training and supervision at each clinics. Clinic options depend on supervisor availability.
Past trainees have completed external rotations with a focus in one or more of the following.
- Substance Use
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Primary Care
- Memory and Cognitive Functioning (assessment focus)
- Women's Health
- Outpatient Mental Health
- Inpatient Mental Health
Please see the internship brochure on their webpage to learn more about the clinics they offer.
Dr. Adrianne McCullars is the clinical supervisor of Rogers Behavioral Health of Tampa Bay, which focuses on providing high quality behavioral treatment to children and adults diagnosed with OCD/Anxiety. Additional programs include children on the Autism spectrum, depression, and eating disorders. A licensed psychologist and behavioral health specialists in a team format provide supervision and didactics.
Dr. Seema Weinstein is the clinical neuropsychologist manager at Tampa General Hospital. Licensed psychologists provide the didactic training and supervision at each clinic. Clinic options depend on supervisor availability.
Past trainees have completed external rotations with a focus in one or more of the following
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Burns Unit
- Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment
- Adult Neuropsychological Assessment
Dr. Joe Puccio is the executive director of USF Student Health Services and Dr. Adam Zimmer is the clinical neuropsychologist in charge of ADHD and learning disability assessment. Dr. Zimmer would provide the supervision if interested in the assessment track and a counseling center licensed psychologist with expertise in behavioral health care would psychologists provide supervision in the behavioral health consultation track.