CHP postdoctoral program now a member of APPIC

Published: June 28th, 2019

Category: Faculty, feature post, Students

Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship CentersOn June 26, 2019, CHP received the membership notification from the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC)

“It is with great pleasure that I write to inform you that the APPIC Board of Directors has approved your postdoctoral program’s application for membership in the Association of Postdoctoral and Psychology Internship Centers effective June 26, 2019. Your membership materials have been reviewed and were found to be in compliance with membership requirements.”

This is an initial step on a pathway to future pursuit of accreditation of the postdoctoral program through the American Psychological Association. Commission on Accreditation.

Details of our post-doctoral program may be found at https://chp.phhp.ufl.edu/academics/post-doctoral/. Our program provides training in three major areas of emphasis: clinical child-pediatric psychology, clinical health psychology, and clinical neuropsychology. We seek to prepare postdoctoral fellows for the practice of professional psychology consistent with the philosophy embodied in the scientist-practitioner model of training. We endeavor to teach postdoctoral fellows how to think scientifically about clinical problems, how to provide clinical service with skill and appreciation for human diversity and the highest ethical and professional standards, how to evaluate the quality and clinical relevance of empirical research, and how to contribute to advancements in psychological knowledge through research and scholarship.

APPIC provides a centralized portal for trainees to learn about and apply for postdoctoral positions, fellowships and internships. APPIC membership serves as a mechanism by which postdoctoral training programs demonstrate meeting a minimum standard of quality, which may be attractive to potential applicants. Membership also creates a professional community for programs and offers access to APPIC’s Informal Problem Consultation process and other support services.  Program membership in APPIC also allows trainee graduates with a pathway to eligibility for board credentialing in psychology.