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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 

Manuela Lynn Despian, Psy.D. 


It is the intricacies of family dynamics, transgenerational trauma, and social connectedness that lead me to the study of psychology. My ultimate goal in this field is to empower others to break through their inner restraints and expectations others have placed on them. I have completed a PsyD., as well as a dual master’s degree at Carlos Albizu University for Marriage & Family Therapy (which I completed my training for the licensure in Marriage & Family therapy), as well as School Guidance & Counseling. I also believe my experiences as a Miami-Dade County school guidance counselor helped mold me into a clinician that can balance the intertwining aspects of psychological, emotional, social, developmental, and educational goals of clients. In my training at various establishments, I have been introduced to a variety of cases that deal with dual diagnoses in conjunction with relational and personality issues. Throughout my clinical experiences, it was the allure of working with families that has always piqued my interest. It is through a continuous collaborative process and the lens of the family systems theory that I conduct therapy, alleviate symptoms, and improve individual’s quality of life. I have learned to use clinical psychology not only to understand the actions of others, but also to improve individual functioning and mental health. When working with children, the influence of the family is customarily evident. However, its influence is also witnessed in adults in how they connect and interact in their current relationships.


Nanda Mamane, Ph.D. 


Nanda Mamane, PhD is a Postdoctoral resident at NSU’s Psychology Service Center, Adult Services Program and is an adjunct professor at NSU’s College of Psychology. She completed her APA-accredited doctoral internship in Consultation/Liaison Services at Broward Health Medical Center. Her clinical experiences have ranged from helping children cope with trauma, to adolescents and their families managing complex psychopathology, and adults struggling with chronic physical and mental health issues. As a clinician and researcher, she has consistently aimed to approach cases and research through a social justice and equity lens, with particular interest in bereavement and grief outcomes. Overall, her goal is to continue providing lifespan care to clients of all backgrounds, through a trauma-informed/health psychology frame of reference. She aims to consistently be a part of the greater movement to enhance psychoeducation, contribute to future psychologists' training, reduce stigma, and improve empathic medical care.


Ashley Connor, Psy.D. 


 Ashley Connor is a Psychology Postdoctoral Resident in the Unicorn Children’s Foundation Developmental Assessment Clinic. Her adjunct faculty teaching position includes Child & Adolescent Development. Ashley received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Mercer University. She completed her internship at the Kalmanovitz Child Development Center at California Pacific Medical Center. Ashley’s prior clinical experience involved providing psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults within community mental health and hospital-based settings. Her clinical interests include providing comprehensive and culturally sensitive assessment and intervention to children and families with developmental and learning concerns.  


Natalia Ramirez, Psy.D. 


Natalia Ramirez is a Psychology Postdoctoral Resident in the Developmental Assessment Clinic and NSU’S University School. She also serves as adjunct faculty teaching Cognitive Assessment. Dr. Ramirez received her PsyD in School Psychology at NSU and completed her internship at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. Her clinical interests include training health service psychologists to engage in public policy advocacy as well as school reintegration after psychiatric hospitalization.

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