Program Information: Department of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1316
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Address: 1542 Tulane Avenue
2nd Floor
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 504-903-9213x
Fax: 504-568-6006
Email: mbacon@lsuhsc.edu
Web Address: http://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/psychiatry/lsu-psychology-internship
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/psychiatry/clinical_psychology/docs/Internship-Brochure-2020-21.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 11/20/1994
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Michelle Moore
Chief Psychologist: Philip Griffin
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Optional discounted parking pass downtown and free access to wellness center/gym on campus.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Each day will vary depending on the chosen track of the intern, but there will be a blend of direct clinical service with patients, supervision, didactics and other educational learning opportunities. Currently, our interns are working in-person on inpatient rotations, during some speciality rotations that are based in the hospital and to complete some aspects of psychological assessments. All educational meetings, group supervision and most outpatient therapy is being conduct via Zoom teleconferencing.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/15/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified via email by December 15 if they will be invited for a virtual interview. Due to COVID-19 and respecting the recommendation of the APPIC Board, all interviews for positions starting in 2021 will be web-based using Zoom. Interviews will be scheduled for mid-December through the end of January and will include two to three 30 minute individual interviews and one group interview.  Interviewees will also have an opportunity for a Question and Answer session with the current interns to ask them questions about their experiences with the program. Photographs of each interviewee will be taken during the interview process on Zoom with the permission of the interviewee. Requests to meet with particular faculty members are welcome but not necessary.

 

We will be hosting a virtual open house on Friday, October 23rd at 11:30am CST to provide applicants with an opportunity to ask the Training Director questions and learn more about the program. Please email Susan Gould at sgould@lsuhsc.edu for the zoom link. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Denver, University of Indianapolis, University of Kansas, Penn State, University of Vermont, University of Knoxville, American University in Washington, DC, Mississippi State University, Arizona School of Professional Psychology, University of North Texas, Carlos Albizu University in Miami, Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, Howard University in Washington, DC, Adler University in Chicago, Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, Roosevelt University in Chicago
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 100
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: Include a cover letter which states which track you are applying for (i.e., Adult, or Child/Adult, or Infant/Child Track), curriculum vita, de-identified sample psychological assessment, and de-identified treatment summary. The treatment summary should be no longer than three pages and include the following: presenting problem, demographic information, relevant history, diagnoses, theoretical case conceptualization, treatment plan and course of treatment (how therapy progressed and ended).
Program Description

*We anticipate recruiting SIX (6) interns for the 2021-22 training year*

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The clinical psychology internship is a year-long (12 month), APA accredited predoctoral program, conducted by the Section of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine. All tracks may experience a combination of in-person and telehealth clinical services depending on the needs of the community at the time of training. All outpatient sites have the capability to provide telehealth. At LSUHSC, interns and any other trainees are not considered essential employees unless deemed otherwise by administration  

ADULT TRACK

Adult interns will have a year-long placement at the University Medical Center adult inpatient psychiatric units. Interns work with a multidisciplinary treatment team providing consultation, group and individual therapy, and brief psychological assessments. Adult interns are required to carry approximately four adult outpatient psychotherapy cases, and complete 8-10 full outpatient assessment batteries. Electives in areas such as HIV Outpatient Clinic and Trauma Psychology are also available.

CHILD/ADULT TRACK

Child/Adult interns will spend half of their week (20 hours) at a community mental health center providing outpatient individual/family therapy and assessments to children ages 0-21. They will carry a case load of 6-8 therapy cases and complete 8-10 comprehensive assessments over the course of the year. They also have a year-long placement at the University Medical Center adult inpatient psychiatric units for two mornings a week. Interns work with a multidisciplinary treatment team providing consultation, group and individual therapy, and brief psychological assessments. Child/Adult interns also participate in the Harris Infant Mental Health Training Program. Elective experiences in various specialty areas are also available, including school-based consultation, Trauma Psychology and HIV Outpatient Clinic.

INFANT/CHILD TRACK

The focus of the Infant/Child track is assessment and treatment of children 0-18 years, with a major emphasis on young children ages 0-5 with The Infant Team. Infant Team works with families and foster parents of children who have been abused or neglected and are in currently in state custody. Interns complete assessments, dyadic therapy and write forensic reports for court. Focus is on relationship-based assessments and treatment of infants & toddlers in the 1st 5 yrs of life. The track also emphasizes traditional play therapy, family therapy & parenting techniques necessary to work with very young children and their caregivers. Throughout the year interns complete 8-10 outpatient psychological assessments with children and participate in the Harris Fellowship didactics and multidisciplinary supervison experience. Specialty rotations are available in school-based consultation and Autism Spectrum Diosrder assessment. 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at: www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/psychiatry/lsu-psychology-internship  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Number of Completed Applications: 105 84 112 73
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 43 44 54 45
Total number of interns: 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 5 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 5 1 4 5
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 6 6 6 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 6 6 0 6
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 2 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 3 3 0 3
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 3 0 3
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0