Program Information: Ochsner Psychology Doctoral Internship

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2531
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Provisional Membership
Site: Ochsner Health
Department: Ochsner Psychology Doctoral Internship
Address: 1514 Jefferson Highway
Brent House, 4th Floor
New Orleans, Louisiana 70121
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: In New Orleans, LA
Phone: 504-842-4025
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Medical School
  • Psychology Department
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Dana Gruber
Chief Psychologist: Jill West
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 20
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/25/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): - Discretionary fund available to apply for reimbursement of fees associated with clinical activities (e.g., membership in professional organization; conference or workshop attendance; etc.) - Access to private, provider dining room with affordable lunch options
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site For the child track, interns generally work from 8:00am-5:00pm. A typical day may include individual or group supervision; fulfilling consultation requests; providing psychological intervention (i.e., individual therapy, group therapy, or parent training); and/or completing psychological testing related activities. The three primary clinical areas are: child development, integrated pediatric primary care, and integrated pediatric tertiary/quaternary care. For the adult track, interns generally work from 8:00am to 5:00pm. A typical day would including the intern providing psychological interventions, conducting psychological assessments, and receiving supervision within their selected rotations as well as in year-long psychotherapy experiences. Interns complete three rotations in their training year (four months each) and rank order their preferences at the start of the year; options include psycho-oncology, intensive outpatient, substance and alcohol use disorder, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and both inpatient and outpatient behavioral medicine. Weekly training in various evidence based therapies with supervision in therapy cases for these modalities will also occur. Formal didactic activities take place for all adult and child track interns on Friday mornings from 8:00am-12:00pm.
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?No
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: 12/09/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

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.  

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
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: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited 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:
Program Description

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. 

The OPDI Child Track consists of a variety of experiences to promote the development of both breadth and depth of clinical skills for psychologists in training. The three primary clinical areas are: 1) child development, 2) integrated pediatric primary care; and 3) integrated pediatric tertiary/quaternary care. Interns on the child track match to one of these clinical areas as a year-long major rotation that aligns with their interests and career goals. Each child track intern also has year-long experiences in the other two clinical areas as minor rotations. The following approximate breakdown will occur for each position 60% of time in activities related to the major rotation; 20% of time in activities related to the two minor rotations; 10% of time in didactic activities; 5% of time in individual supervision; and 5% of time in group or other supervision activities.



Internship Training Opportunities


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: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Other: Vietnamese, Cajun

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


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

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