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Doctoral Internship Programs

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 American Psychological Association.

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

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 American Psychological Association.

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

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: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

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:

Dr. Donna Hillier
Director of Training, Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program
donna.hillier@nova.edu

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
www.appic.org 

María Jose Medina Fernández, Ph.D.

Adult Services Program (ASP)
mmedina2@nova.edu
(954) 262-5738

MariaJose MedinaMaría José Medina Fernández joined the NSU Psychology Services Center in September 2017. She earned her doctorate degree from Carlos Albizu University in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She will be working with adults providing therapy services, working with groups, and providing assessments. She specializes in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution - Focused Brief Therapy, and psychological assessments. “My goal for all my clients is to foster hope and promote growth through understanding, and to create a safe environment for them to explore potential changes and/or solutions that will improve their overall wellness,” she said.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling to various destinations abroad with her husband and family. She also enjoys recreational activities such as water sports, biking by lakes, and exploring Florida.

Daniella Lang, Psy.D.

School-Related Psychological Assessment and Clinical Interventions
dlang@nova.edu 
(954) 262-5890

Daniella LangDaniella Lang, Psy.D. is the psychology postdoctoral resident at Nova’s university school and SPACI clinic. She received her doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Chicago with a concentration in Child and Adolescent psychology. She has worked within various settings including hospitals, community mental health clinics, schools, and a center for victims of domestic violence.

Dr. Lang’s therapeutic work is client-centered; she finds it imperative to be flexible when working to shape her approach to the presenting problem of each individual. She utilizes her foundation in cognitive, behavioral systems, and dynamic theories which allows her to draw aspects of each of these disciplines to integrate evidence-based treatments. She has a special interest in working with individuals who have experienced trauma. She is bilingual and has provided therapeutic services, assessment, and presentations within the community in both English and Spanish.

David Cox, Psy.D.

School-Related Psychological Assessment and Clinical Interventions
dc1502@mynsu.nova.edu
(954) 262-5789

David CoxDavid Cox, Psy.D., is the current postdoctoral resident working with the School-Related Psychological Assessments and Clinical Interventions (SPACI) clinic and the Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention at Nova Southeastern University. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from NSU in 2017 following an internship with Henderson Behavioral Health. Dr. Cox has experience with a wide array of settings, including outpatient clinics, community mental health, inpatient care, and in-school psychological services, as well as with ages ranging from kindergarten to older adults.

Dr. Cox’s clinical work places an emphasis on bringing together psychological assessments with evidence-based interventions to provide a therapeutic approach tailored to the individual needs of each client. In addition to individual and group-based interventions, his professional interests lie in the areas of teaching, supervision, and psychoeducation. Dr. Cox has provided lectures and seminars on numerous topics including suicide assessment and prevention, involuntary hospitalizations, bias in psychological assessment, self-care for mental health providers, and parenting strategies and he continues to be involved with curriculum development and instruction for classes at NSU.

Brittany Musaffi, Psy.D.

Unicorn Children's Foundation Clinic
bm791@nova.edu
(954) 262-7180

Brittany MusaffiBrittany Musaffi is a Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident at The Mailman Segal Center for Human Development for the 2017-2018 academic year. She earned her B.S. degree in Psychology with a concentration in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. Brittany obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University where she completed three year-long practicum rotations at The Mailman Segal Center, Jewish Community Services of Aventura, and The Broward Children’s Center. She was a Clinical Psychology Intern at the South Florida Consortium Internship Program with The Broward Sheriff’s Office in Pompano Beach. Brittany is currently completing her post-doctoral residency with the Unicorn Children’s Foundation Developmental Assessment Clinic where she is involved in the assessment and intervention of children with Autism and developmental disabilities.

Kristina S. Patel, Psy.D., BCBA

Unicorn Children's Foundation Clinic
ks1524@nova.edu
(954) 262-7112

Kristina PatelKristina S. Patel, Psy.D., BCBA is a Psychology Postdoctoral Resident and Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Mailman Segal Center’s Unicorn Children’s Foundation Clinic. Dr. Patel specializes in providing evidence-based behavioral assessment, intervention, and caregiver training to families of children with behavioral difficulties, particularly those presenting with pediatric feeding disorders and challenging behaviors. Dr. Patel earned her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Marcus Autism Center through Emory University’s Department of Pediatrics.

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