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Doctoral Internship Programs

South Florida Consortium Internship Program (SFCIP)

The College of Psychology sponsors the South Florida Consortium Internship Program (SFCIP). The SFCIP provides training to psychology doctoral students who in turn provide psychological services to a vast array of clinically and culturally diverse populations within local community settings. The SFCIP is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

Psychology Services Center (PSC) Internship Program

The Psychology Services Center Internship Program offers doctoral candidates in psychology from any APA-accredited doctoral program the opportunity to develop proficiency in psychological assessment and psychotherapeutic interventions, and to acquire basic competence in the provision of supervision and consultation. The PSC Internship Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

Questions related to the accredited status of either program should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-336-5979 / E-mail:

Psychology Postdoctoral Residency

Established in 2004, Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program offers a comprehensive professional training experience involving a variety of multidisciplinary activities including evidenced-based clinical intervention, research, teaching, supervision, program evaluation, and administration. The Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program follows a scientist-practitioner model of training and focuses on cultivating residents’ knowledge, skills, and overall professional identity. The program offers a variety of concentrations dedicated to general clinical practice, as well as specialized areas of interest including Autism, School Psychology, and Crisis Prevention.

Application materials should be emailed directly to:

Peter Caproni, Ph.D.
Director of Training, Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program

NSU’s Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program is a member of the American Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).

Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers
10 G. Street, N.E., Suite 750
Washington, DC 20002 

Juliette Hubbard, Psy.D.


Juliette Hubbard is a Psychology Postdoctoral Resident in the Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention and the School-Related Psychological Assessments and Clinical Interventions (SPACI) clinic. She also serves as adjunct faculty teaching Cognitive Assessment. Juliette Hubbard received her Psy.D. in School Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her internship at the School District of Palm Beach County.  Her clinical interests include school-based assessment and intervention for children with social-emotional difficulties, as well as the impact of videogames, the internet, and social media on child and adolescent development.

Irene Portillo Menendez, Psy.D.


Irene Portillo Menendez, Psy.D. is a Postdoctoral Psychology Resident at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Psychology Services Center and an adjunct professor at NSU’s College of Psychology. Dr. Portillo Menendez completed her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and Anthropology at Florida International University. She went on to complete her Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling degree at NSU and has been a proud shark since. She completed her Masters of Science and Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology degrees at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) accredited program at NSU, with a concentration in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Dr. Portillo Menendez was trained on-site at the Psychological Services for the Emotionally Distressed (PSED) clinic at NSU Psychology Services Center (PSC), where she provided clinical services from a variety of approaches as appropriate to adults suffering from a variety of disorders, including long-term mental illness, and personality disorders under the Supervision of Ana Silva, Psy.D. She further completed a year of psychotherapeutic training at the Intensive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Clinic (IPPC) at NSU, where she specialized in long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy under the supervision of her mentor and concentration director, Bady Quintar, Ph.D. She received further training at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital eating disorder unit, working in both in-patient and out-patient settings, providing clinical services to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. She furthered her training in neuropsychological assessments at the Bruce W. Carter Miami VA Hospital, where she completed assessments and worked with veterans, their families and loved ones, as well as their physicians to create a comprehensive care plan for their continued health. Her years of psychological training led her to complete her APA-accredited Internship specializing in geropsychology at NCCOA under the supervision of Ashley Stripling, Ph.D. Her internship training also allowed her to provide lifespan services to children, adolescents, families, and young adults across various rotations. Dr. Portillo Menendez is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish and provides psychological intervention and assessment services in both languages.

Dr. Portillo Menendez is the current Postdoctoral Psychology Resident at the Adult Services Program, where she provides clinical services to adult patients of all ages and provides supervision to student-clinicians and Psychology Interns. She teaches the Development: Adult and Older Adult, and Pre-Practicum, where her specialty in geropsychology and psychological intervention assist her in providing a supportive and helpful environment for student-clinicians who are starting their graduate careers.

Dr. Portillo Menendez believes each patient seeks treatment with unique needs to be considered within their own individual history. Her training across various specialties and psychotherapeutic modalities has enhanced her approach in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Her approach centers around a collaborative experience between patient and psychotherapist. She treats individuals who seek personal psychotherapy to increase their own understanding of themselves, improve their relationships, and realize their fullest potential. She accomplishes this by creating a warm, supportive environment, with compassionate care being shown to her patients as they both learn about their experiences.

Rachel Shafrir, Psy.D. 


Rachel Shafrir is the current postdoctoral resident working at the School-Related Psychological Assessments and Clinical Interventions (SPACI) clinic at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and at NSU’s University School. Her adjunct teaching appointment includes Cognitive Assessment. Dr. Shafrir completed her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology with a minor in Jewish Studies from Rutgers University. She then earned her Masters in Psychology (PsyM) and Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) at Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology in addition to completing additional coursework at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education’s gifted education certification program.

Dr. Shafrir has received extensive training in evidence-based assessment and treatment of both internalizing and externalizing disorders and specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults with learning differences and school-related difficulties. Areas of interest include giftedness and twice-exceptionality. Dr. Shafrir’s training as both a school and clinical psychologist has helped her effectively collaborate with schools and families in order to bring together the most important areas of a child’s life and ensure that the whole child is supported. When she’s not working, you could find her walking her dog, Shayna, or at a spin class.

Danielle Silver, Psy.D. 


Danielle Silver is a Psychology Postdoctoral Resident in the Developmental Assessment Clinic and Starting Right Program at the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development. Her adjunct faculty teaching assignment includes Child & Adolescent Intervention. Danielle received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Her prior clinical experience provided her with a strong foundation in individual, group, and family psychotherapy. In addition, Danielle has experience providing developmental evaluations as well as comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for school-related academic, behavioral, developmental, and learning problems. Danielle’s clinical interests include assessment and intervention for children and adolescents with a variety of social, emotional, and behavioral concerns. 

Katherine Stubblefield, Psy.D. 


Katherine Stubblefield is a Psychology Postdoctoral Resident in the Developmental Assessment and Challenging Behavior Clinics at the Mailman Segal Center. Adjunct faculty teaching assignment includes Child & Adolescent Development. Katherine Stubblefield received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her internship at The Community Action and Human Services Department through Miami-Dade County. Clinical interests include: assessment and intervention for children with developmental disorders and parent training; interventions and assessments with Latinx families; understanding the mind-body connection and the impact on behavior and development; use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with at-risk youth; LGBTQ+ Youth mental health; and Psychological Well-Being.

Throughout her academic career, Katherine has received training that focused on working with children and families in a variety of settings. At the undergraduate level at FIU, Katherine obtained her B.S. in psychology and completed the Applied Behavior Analysis track while minoring in Biology. She then obtained field-work experience providing in-home ABA therapy services for minimally verbal children on the autism spectrum within the community. Katherine then began her graduate studies at NSU and obtained assessment experience in her first practicum at the School-Related Psychological Assessments and Clinical Interventions (SPACI) clinic, where she mainly worked with bilingual Spanish-speaking families. During her second practicum, Katherine gained clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and families at the Child, Adolescent, and Family Services (CAFS) clinic at NSU. While at CAFS, Katherine was able to provide various types of treatment modalities with English and Spanish speaking individuals with an emphasis on client-centered approach.

During her internship at The Community Action and Human Services Department through Miami-Dade County, Katherine was placed in the Elderly and Adults with Disabilities rotation and in the Head Start rotation giving her the opportunity to work with individuals across the full lifespan. Aside from clinical opportunities, Katherine participated and led multidisciplinary team meetings, was able to provide trainings to staff at the departmental level, and provided psychoeducation to parents on various topics related to child development. Furthermore, as a county employee, Katherine was called to respond to the Surfside building collapse which provided a unique experience in working with acute trauma and understanding psychological first aide.

Katherine looks forward to continuing her work with Latinx children and families, and is excited to be part of the NSU team!


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