UF Health Psychology Specialties provides services in three locations: our Shands Clinic, our Haile Plantation Clinic and, in coordination with Neurology, at the Fixel Institute. We provide general mental health services to patients across the lifespan, including children and adults. We offer psychological and neuropsychological assessments, as well as evidence-based treatments in a brief therapy model (10-15 sessions) for a wide range of behavioral concerns and mood disorders. We are a nonprofit practice that serves as a supervised training facility for advanced PhD–level graduate students, predoctoral psychology interns and postdoctoral associates. All patient assessments and treatments are supervised by licensed psychologists, many of whom are board certified. Our team also consists of master’s-prepared mental health counselors and social workers, and trained psychometrists who work together to formulate the best treatment plan for all patients.
UF Health Psychology Specialties does not prescribe medication, provide medical management or medical supervision, after hours emergency appointments, chemical dependency treatment programs, child custody evaluations or crisis intervention for emergency situations.
Psychological evaluation and treatment for sleep difficulties, chronic pain, obesity, smoking cessation, infertility, coping with chronic illness, transplant evaluations and stress management.
General mental health concerns
Children and adults can receive therapy designed especially for, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, trauma related concerns, attentional concerns and associated signs such loss of interest, irritability, troubled sleep and feelings of emptiness and loneliness.
Child/adolescent behavior problems
Treatment for problems including, but not limited to, aggression, noncompliance and difficulty in social and academic performance is available for children and their families. Parent-Child Interactive Therapy for young children and Family Therapy, designed to reduce parent-adolescent conflict, are also available.
Neuropsychological and psychological assessment
Assessments for learning disabilities, academic giftedness, memory, attention and other cognitive complaints, epilepsy, cognitive problems from head injury, effects of medication on cognition, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or other psychological or memory difficulties in children and adults.
Formulation of differential diagnoses
- Descriptions of the extent and quality of cognitive, emotional, and/or motor dysfunction
- Brain injury
- Provision of estimates of baseline or premorbid levels of cognitive functioning and recommendations for educational, vocational and rehabilitation planning
Assessments for disability determination, personal injury, competency and criminal matters, which includes evaluation, deposition and testimony.
Frequently provided to schools, various public and private agencies, and health care providers. At times, UF faculty and trainees will offer workshops to the community or agree to be a guest speaker on areas where they possess particular expertise.
The Psychology Clinic receives consultation requests and referrals from physicians specializing in:
- Adolescent Medicine
- Infectious Diseases
- Internal Medicine
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