Psychology Residency in Health Service Psychology

Psychology Residency in Health Service Psychology



The psychology residency program at the Florida State University (FSU) Counseling and Psychological Services in Health Service Psychology provides the supervised clinical experience necessary for work in as an independent psychologist. The psychology residency program offers 2000 hours of supervised experience, with 900 of these hours including direct client contact to FSU students (e.g., individual and group therapy, assessment, crisis intervention, consultation). This experience is designed to provide the necessary postdoctoral supervised experience that is required for licensure as a psychologist in the state of Florida. Residents will participate in the Behavioral Health Consultation (BHC) Rotation as part of their training experience.


The Mentor-Apprenticeship Model is utilized by the training programs at Counseling and Psychological Services, including the psychology residency program. This model is also used to guide the general work and professional development of all clinical staff at Counseling and Psychological Services.

Psychology Residency Coordinator: Naoya Izawa, Psy.D. at


Behavioral Health Consultation (BHC) Rotation


Orientation/Provider Shadowing: Residents will shadow primary care providers at University Health Services as part of the orientation process to build collaborative relationships with interdisciplinary professionals in the primary care setting. Residents will complete HIPAA and additional trainings as required for work in the primary care environment.

Behavioral Health Seminar: Active participation is expected of residents in the didactic behavior health seminar which is designed to teach and review practical interventions for common presenting issues in primary care and provide information on building and maintaining collaborative relationships with interdisciplinary providers.

Behavioral Health Consultation: Residents will provide behavioral health consultations (to primary care providers) and interventions (to patients) consistent with the primary care behavioral health model of integrated care (Robinson & Reiter, 2007). Following consultation with the primary care provider, initial assessments and behavioral health interventions will focus on identifying a behavioral health treatment plan that can be implemented in 1-4 focused 15-30 minute sessions.

Provider Consultation: Residents will provide timely feedback to the primary care provider throughout the provision of care. Residents will provide warm hand-offs to bridge patients from their primary care provider and begin to build rapport with the patient. Emergency assessment of patients presenting with risk, safety, or emotional/behavioral dysregulation will be provided as needed during primary care clinic hours at the request of the primary care provider.

Supervision: Residents will receive clinical supervision related to their patients each week that they are participating in the behavior health rotation. Supervision will be provided in individual and/or group supervision formats. Counseling and Psychological Services Primary Supervisor maintains full clinical liability for the work of the residents.

Program Development and Assessment: Residents will regularly provide feedback on their experiences to the Behavior Health Coordinator to assist with program development and assessment. At the completion of the rotation, residents will provide formal written feedback about their experience.

Behavioral Health Consultation Coordinator: Sylwia P. Hodorek, Ph.D. at