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Trainees participate in supervised experiences in diagnostic, therapeutic, and clinical research settings. The development of knowledge is also facilitated through supervision; supervisors serving as professional role models. The intern's primary supervisor is responsible for monitoring progress and insuring that the intern's training needs are being met. Interns will be required to present case conceptualization and supporting empirical data for the interventions selected as treatments.
Interns receive a minimum of two hours of individual face-to-face supervision each week. In addition to individual supervision provided for each of the core training components, Pediatric Health and Neuropsychology Track interns are also provided one hour of individual specialty training track/rotational supervision per week. Interns also receive individual and group supervision on a weekly basis as part of the yearlong assessment/intervention seminars they attend, a minimum of four hours of supervision provided each week.
Rose Alvarez-Salvat, Ph.D.
Director of Training & Clinical Supervisor; Training Committee
Dr. Alvarez-Salvat is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. She is a child and adolescent psychologist within the Division of Psychology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital with a specialty in pediatric psychology, trained to work with children facing chronic medical conditions. In addition, Dr. Alvarez-Salvat serves as director of training for the hospital’s Psychology Doctoral Internship Program. She earned her doctorate from Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts. Dr. Alvarez-Salvat then completed a postdoctoral internship in clinical psychology at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine/Mailman Center for Child Development, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical child and pediatric psychology at the same institution.
Dr. Alvarez-Salvat specializes in training and development, consultation-liaison services, pediatric health conditions, assessment, adjustment disorders, medication adherence, autism, developmental delays and learning disorders. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and Society for Pediatric Psychology. Dr. Alvarez-Salvat has presented at national conferences and published various articles on topics related to child and adolescent psychology.
Dr. Alvarez-Salvat sees patients at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital main campus. She is fluent in English and Spanish and provides bilingual consultation, assessment and therapy.
Marisa Azaret, Psy.D.
Director, Department of Psychology; Training Committee
Dr. Azaret is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. She is the clinical director of the Division of Psychology and a faculty member of the Pediatric Residency Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Azaret earned her doctor of psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been dedicated to the practice of pediatric psychology for more than 30 years. Dr. Azaret’s clinical interests include program development, parenting skills training, adolescent development and prevention in the mental health field.
Dr. Azaret has for many years served as a producer, writer and on-air host for programs and segments on the subject of mental health in Hispanic media outlets, including CNN en Español, Univision and Telemundo. She currently contributes regular reports, analysis and mental health expertise across a number of CNN en Español programs and is the host of “Vive la Salud con Dra. Azaret,” a weekly, half-hour show centered on health, prevention and education. To date, Dr. Azaret has won an Emmy award and received four Emmy nominations. She has been the recipient of the prestigious Sentinel Award by the Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of the University of Southern California’s (USC) Annenberg Norman Lear Center, which recognizes exemplary achievements of television shows and movies that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives.
Dr. Azaret is also the Spanish-language spokesperson for Stewards for Children, a chapter of the national Darkness to Light nonprofit organization that strives to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.
Dr. Azaret sees patients at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital main campus. She is a native of Cuba and bilingual in English and Spanish.