Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Training Grant

Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Training Project

Florida Institute of Technology’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral (Psy.D.) program is delighted to offer a Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) training program to clinical psychology doctoral students. The primary goal of this program, funded by a grant from the Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is to increase the number of psychologists who are competent to provide evidence-based psychological care to culturally diverse vulnerable and underserved populations in integrated interprofessional health care settings.

A current project abstract can be accessed here

Program Benefits to GPE trainees:

  • Experiential practicum training in interprofessional healthcare for vulnerable and underserved populations
  • Stipend support ($12,500 per semester for 2 semesters)
  • Conference travel support (American Psychological Association Convention and/or Collaborative Family Healthcare Conference)
  • Opportunities to present to interprofessional audiences
  • Exposure to expert outside speakers from the area of integrated primary care

Five of the seven trainees funded by this opportunity each semester will participate in 20 hours per week practicum at Brevard Health Alliance, the county’s only Federally Qualified Health Center, which serves the community’s uninsured and underserved individuals. Two additional students will train 20 hours per week at Parrish Medical Group – Titusville, a private practice in a medically underserved area.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Kristi Van Sickle at Students from diverse or economically-disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

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