At the present time, 31 faculty members in our Department serve as “training supervisors” in the Internship Program (Drs. Arias, Abanishe, Ashkanazi, Asken, Biles, Bowers, Cascio, Dede, Driscoll, Durning, Fedele, Gabrielli, Guenther, Hamlet, Heaton, Holgerson, Janicke, King, Levy, McNamara, Payne-Murphy, Pereira, Perlstein, Price, Rawlinson, Smith, Snyder, Suddarth, Waxenberg, Wiens, and Williamson). These faculty members have direct supervisory contact with the interns and are actively involved in the planning and implementation of the internship program. There are also additional faculty members in our Department who do not have supervisory contact with the interns but who provide training experiences such as didactic presentations and the opportunity for participation in their clinical research programs (Drs. Marsiske, Pearl, and Ross).
The training supervisors have primary responsibility for professional services delivered through the Psychology Clinic, the primary training site for our Internship Program. All training supervisors are doctoral-level clinical or counseling psychologists, and all are currently licensed as psychologists in the State of Florida. Our faculty includes a distinguished group of scientist-practitioner psychologists. Thirteen are Diplomats of the American Board of Professional Psychology (Drs. Bowers, Fedele, Fisher, Guenther, Holgerson, Janicke, King, Payne-Murphy, Pereira, Price, Smith, Waxenberg, and Williamson).
At the same time that they are serving as clinical supervisors, the majority of our faculty are also conducting empirical research on issues of clinical significance. At the current time, most of our faculty members are serving as the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on federally funded research grants.
All training supervisors have 12-month appointments and play an active role in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Internship Program. The faculty are well suited to serve not only as clinical supervisors but also as professional role models whose clinical and scientific contributions are consistent with the training philosophy and objectives of the Internship Program. Moreover, given our considerable research expertise, the faculty are in an especially favorable position to review with interns the relative scientific and empirical bases for the professional services typically delivered through the Psychology Clinic.