FIT & Winter Haven Hospital establish psychology training program – Hometown News

MELBOURNE – The Florida Tech School of Psychology and the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation have partnered to provide psychology doctoral students with valuable real-world experience.

Joel Thomas, Florida Tech alumnus and president of the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation, together with FIT assistant clinical psychology professor Patrick Aragon worked together to launch the program which actually got started last September with clinical psychology doctoral students Tenasia Wynn and Shelby Gregson.

Two days each week, Wynn and Gregson have been seeing patients and providing care at several Polk County facilities in the BayCare Health System . They have also been working alongside medical residents from the Florida State University College of Medicine’s family medicine residency program in Winter Haven.

“It is unique to have two universities working together, helping people,” said Aragon, who supervises the program for Florida Tech.

A 2018 Polk County Community Health Needs Assessment highlighted