Site Name: Ochsner Health
Department: Ochsner Psychology Doctoral Internship
Applicants are notified via email about whether they are invited to participate in interviews. When applicants are contacted, their preference for interview date is requested. We are not always able to offer applicants their first choice for an interview date, but effort is made to accomodate preferences. Virtual videoconference interviews are conducted over the course of a half day, with morning (8:00-noon CST) and afternoon (1:00-5:00 CST) options available. Applicants meet as a group with training director(s) for an orientation to the program and individually with six members of the training staff for 25 minute interviews. Applicants are asked a series of questions about their previous experience, training, and perspectives related to assessment, intervention, ethics, and diversity and inclusion. Applicants should be prepared to discuss the progress of their degree requirements, including dissertation. Individuals who wish to be considered for both the adult and child tracks are required to complete two half day interviews. An optional one hour virtual tour will be available during the lunch hour.
Ochsner Health is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system with 40 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and 100 healthcare centers. Ochsner employs over 30,000 employees, with more than 4,500 providers in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and performs over 700 clinical research studies. Ochsner Psychology Doctoral Internship (ODPI) takes place in both the Department of Pediatrics (Child Track) and the Department of Psychiatry (Adult Track).
The OPDI Adult Track consists of a variety of experiences to promote the development of both breadth and depth of clinical skills for psychologists in training. Interns on the Adult Track choose three rotations during the year (four months each) where they work with specific populations and within specialized settings to gain exposure to a variety of clinical settings within a medical center. Rotation options include: 1) psycho-oncology; 2) inpatient behavioral medicine; 3) outpatient behavioral medicine; 4) perinatal mood and anxiety disorders; 5) substance and alcohol use disorders; 6) intensive outpatient program; 7) posttraumatic stress disorder; and 8) dialectical behavior therapy skills. Throughout the internship year, interns also work within the general outpatient setting in several different roles, including individual and group therapy and psychological assessment. Training and supervision in evidence-based practices will be emphasized.
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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.