It’s with a heavy heart that NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies (CPS) announces that Robert Weitz, Ph.D., a longtime supporter of NSU and someone integral in the formation of CPS, has passed away. Weitz was the founder of the South Florida School of Professional Psychology, which merged with Nova University in 1981.
The School of Professional Psychology offered the doctor of psychology (Psy.D.) program, a clinical psychology in the practitioner-scientist model for those seeking a practice in psychology. After the merger, students in this program were offered training and research activities in an applied setting through an affiliation with the Nova University Clinic. NSU’s Psy. D. program, which is a five year clinical program that includes a three-year, full-time on-campus residency and a one-year full-time internship, received accreditation in 1983 from the American Psychological Association. .
Weitz remained a very close friend of NSU and the Center for Psychological Studies until his passing. He was a fixture during graduation season, providing an award to an outstanding Psy.D. student at each ceremony. Weitz’s influence on thousands of students cannot be overstated – and he will truly be missed by students, faculty and staff.