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Training Opportunities

Practicum Training Program

The Wellness Center offers a 9-month, training experience for advanced doctoral students in Counseling/Clinical Psychology programs to prepare students to work as generalists within a university counseling center. Our students typically come from Florida Professional School of Psychology. Practicum therapists are expected to perform intake assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to participate in team meetings, consult with psychiatric staff, and provide outreach to the university community. Training consists of individual and group supervision, mentoring, case conference, and professional development programs.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURSUING A PRACTICUM TRAINING AT THE WELLNESS CENTER, PLEASE CALL OUR CENTER AT (727) 873-4422 AND ASK TO SPEAK TO THE DIRECTOR.


Post-Doctoral Behavioral Health Fellowship

Postdoctoral training at the USF St. Petersburg Wellness Center centers around the principle that health service psychologists must be prepared to deliver care in an integrated and holistic manner with an emphasis on prevention and population health. Our fellowship – offered in partnership with the USF Tampa Counseling Center – allows emerging psychologists to practice behavioral health consultation (BHC) as a member of a primary care team. 

BHC services generally target lifestyle change, illness self-management, or any concern tied to creating and promoting behavioral health in all the ways it is defined. BHC services are available to all students and referrals can originate from any member of our staff. After an initial intake session, students may attend up to four, 30-minute follow-ups meetings. Treatment goals tend to be highly concrete and amenable to change as treatment progresses. 

While BHC work is primary to the fellowship experience in our office, we also offer flexibility to ensure the fellow obtains the requisite clinical experience and can explore professional interests. Fellows may also serve as a psychotherapist to students as a member of our counseling team and can engage in auxiliary activities including outreach/prevention initiatives, assessment and program development. 


MPH Field Placement Internship

The Wellness Center offers a 9-month, training experience for advanced Master’s level students in the Public Health program at USF Tampa. This training allows students to gain experience working in the field of health promotion on a university campus. Interns help the staff develop and implement educational outreach for students on a wide variety of wellness topics and in a variety of formats (i.e., wellness events, wellness consultations, educational materials, training). Students obtain supervision from senior staff and have opportunities for professional development.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURSUING A FIELD PLACEMENT AT THE WELLNESS CENTER, PLEASE CALL OUR CENTER AT (727) 873-4422 AND ASK TO SPEAK TO THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, PREVENTION SERVICES.


Nurse Practitioner Student Clinical Practicum

The Nurse Practitioner Student Clinical Practicum is 16 weeks in length (Fall or Spring semester), and 12 weeks in length (Summer semester) incorporating 180 hours of clinical hours with Primary Care Physicians and Nurse Practitioners. The practicum should include the target populations and focus on wellness, health promotion and disease prevention, early identification of health problems, and management of stable chronic illness. Students should be able complete an appropriate history and physical, describe a reasonable differential, discuss and evaluation and management plan and present the preceding to the preceptor. We want our students to be exposed to a variety of patients and problems in the clinical setting, enabling them to experience the issues relating to a number of populations.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURSUING A NURSE PRACTITIONER STUDENT CLINICAL PRACTICUM AT THE WELLNESS CENTER, PLEASE CALL OUR CENTER AT (727) 873-4422 AND ASK TO SPEAK TO THE NURSE PRACTITIONER.