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 interns will have a year-long placement at the University Medical Center adult inpatient psychiatric units (20 hours). 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. Elective experiences in various specialty areas are also available which are listed on our website.
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 which are listed on our website.
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 (20 hours). 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. Elective experiences in various specialty areas are also available which are listed on our website.
The Pediatric Psychology Intern position is designed for students wishing to pursue a career as a pediatric health psychologist. The intern will provide inpatient and outpatient health psychology assessment and treatment to child and adolescent patients and their families. Interns complete several rotations, gaining experience treating patients in a variety of settings: patients admitted in the hospital, patients seen in medical clinics, and outpatients seen on our psychology service. Interns gain their experience at Children’s Hospital New Orleans, an academic medical center providing pediatric care for the gulf south.