Department : 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: 2021 Perdido Street
6th Floor
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New Orleans � Baton Rouge, LA
Distance from Major City: Located in New Orleans
Phone: 504-568-2537x
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Dani Archie
Chief Psychologist: Michelle Moore
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 11
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 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, seminars and other educational learning opportunities.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 11/01/2023
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified via email by December 15 at the latest if they will be invited for an interview. We will be conducting all interviews via Zoom teleconferencing which includes: individual interviews with faculty members and current post-doctoral fellows, a group interview to discuss a case vignette and a question and answer session with current interns. Interviews will be scheduled for mid-December through the end of January. Photographs of each interviewee will be taken during the interview process with the permission of the interviewee. Requests to meet with particular faculty members are welcome but not necessary.

We will be hosting two virtual open house sessions in October to provide applicants with an opportunity to ask the Training Director questions and learn more about the program. The dates for open houses will be Friday, October 13th from 1-2pm CST and Wednesday, October 18th from 11am-12pm CST. Please email Jennifer Olivarez at 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, FL; Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH; Howard University in Washington, DC; Adler University in Chicago, IL; Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA; Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL; Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Xavier University; Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington DC; Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA; University of Mississippi; Eastern Kentucky University; Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA; Mercer University in Macon, GA; Tulane University in New Orleans, LA; Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI; Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL; Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR
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: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 150
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 400
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 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 Not Accepted
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, Infant/Child or Pediatric 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). Other institutional requirements include: COVID vaccination and passing a drug screening prior to date of hire.
Program Description


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.


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 years 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 supervision 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. 

Internship Training Opportunities


Infants: Yes
Toddlers: Yes
Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing: Yes

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: Psychotherapy supervision with psychiatry residents


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:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

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:  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 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 105 84 112 73 81 93 83
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 43 44 54 45 49 44 51
Total number of interns: 6 6 6 6 6 6 7
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 6 6 6 6 7
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 5 2 1 2 1 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 5 1 4 5 4 5 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 6 6 6 5 5 6 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 1 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 8 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 31 74
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 3 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 1 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 2 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: