On a broad scale, training occurs within the UF Health, the largest and most comprehensive academic health center in the Southeast United States. UF Health encompasses six colleges and a statewide network of affiliated hospitals and clinics. The Clinical and Health Psychology Service is housed directly on the UF Health campus with easy access to our free-standing outpatient practice. It is integrated as an essential component of UF Health services and disciplines including the following, as all of these provide opportunities for depth participation by our trainees.
- Transplantation Division
- Bariatric Surgery
- Women’s Health and Reproductive Services
- Palliative Care
- Acute Neurotrauma
More specifically, service delivery and the program’s training and education activities take place within the UF Health Shands Teaching Hospital and, to a great extent, specifically at the UF Health – Psychology Specialties practice. The practice provides comprehensive psychological services to outpatients in the greater Gainesville community and patients of UF Health Shands Hospital. UF Health – Psychology Specialties serves as the primary training site for the psychology postdoctoral, internship and graduate training programs. In addition, service delivery by postdoctoral fellows and related training occurs within outpatient interdisciplinary clinics and inpatient settings throughout UF Health Shands Hospital.
The University of Florida is located in the beautiful city of Gainesville, which is the largest city in Alachua County. The city offers excellent cost of living, affordable housing, schools, and numerous outdoor activities. It also serves as the cultural, educational, and commercial center for the North Central Florida region.