Application & Selection Procedures
Our program uses the APPIC uniform application for Psychology Internship, which is the AAPI Online. Specific information about the AAPI can be found on APPIC's website at http://www.appic.org. In addition to the AAPI, interested applicants need to also submit the following supplemental materials including: a cover letter that states which track you are applying for (Infant/Child track, Adult track, or Pediatric track), curriculum vita, de-identified treatment summary (please limit to 3 pages), and de-identified sample psychological assessment. The treatment summary should include the following: presenting problem, demographic information, relevant history, diagnoses, theoretical case conceptualization, treatment plan and course of treatment (how therapy progressed and ended). For recommendation letters, we follow the standard AAPI application requirement to submit two letters of reference. You are welcome to submit three if you have three recommenders which many applicants do, but that is optional. Recommendation letters should come from someone who has worked closely with you during your graduate school training and can speak to your professional, clinical, and personal qualities that demonstrate your readiness for internship.
All applications must be received no later than November 1st. For additional questions regarding the aforementioned application materials please feel free to contact our program. We welcome telephone calls or e-mails to the Training Directors, Program Coordinator, and/or other psychology faculty in order to clarify issues related to the program or the application procedure.
Physical Address to contact the internship program:
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry, Section of Psychology c/o Dani Archie, PhD
2021 Perdido Street, 6th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone number for Psychology Section: (504) 568-2537
Dani Archie, Ph.D., Training Director - Email: email@example.com
Danielle Cohn, Ph.D., Associate Training Director - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Olivarez, Psychology Section Program Coordinator - Email: email@example.com
All interviews will be conducted via Zoom teleconferencing.
LSUHSC requires proof of COVID vaccination for individuals employed at LSUHSC.
Individuals who fall under a category of exemption for medical or religious reasons will be required to undergo weekly testing as per campus protocol.
The Training Director reviews all applications for basic eligibility, which includes a graduate student in good standing from a clinical or clinical combined APA accredited program. In addition, applicants should have completed their qualifying exams and have received approval for their dissertation proposal. Applicants who do not meet these requirements and those who will not be receiving a formal interview will be notified immediately. The Training Director reviews all applications for basic eligibility, which includes a graduate student in good standing from a clinical or clinical combined APA accredited program. In addition, applicants should have completed their qualifying exams and have received approval for their dissertation proposal. Applicants who do not meet these requirements and those who will not be receiving a formal interview will be notified immediately.
Applications and supporting materials are reviewed by the Training Director as well as members of the Clinical Psychology Internship Committee. Reviewers make quantitative and qualitative ratings of the applicant's suitability for the program and our ability to meet the applicant's training needs. The applicants are then ranked in terms of goodness of fit. The top ranked applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews over Zoom. All other applicants will be notified prior to December 15th if you will not be offered an interview with the program.
During the interview, we will ask permission to photograph interviewees. Given the large number of interviewees, we find that a photograph, along with notes we make during the interview process, helps to keep clear who we are discussing when final ranking decisions are made. Should an applicant decline to be photographed it will have no negative impact on their ranking. Once invited to interview, applicants can expect to meet with 3 to 4 faculty members individually, participate in a group interview and have a group Q&A session with our current interns. The Clinical Psychology Internship Committee meets following the interview process to determine the rank order list of applicants.
Note: LSUHSC NO participates in APPIC's computerized matching process. If you have any questions regarding the matching process, please refer to http://www.appic.org/Match/Match-Policies.
This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC Policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking related information from any intern applicant prior to Uniform Notification/Match Day. In addition, the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Section of Psychology will follow the attached rules and guidelines of APPIC. Additionally, should the applicant have complaints about the LSUHSC internship or selection process, the applicant can call the Education Directorate of the American Psychological Association at 202-336-5979.
It is the policy of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) New Orleans campus and the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans (MCLNO) to promote and safeguard the workplace from consequences of substance abuse. All post job offer applicants are required to undergo post job offer testing. They must test free of drugs as a condition of hiring. A negative test result must be received by LSUHSC and MCLNO before you can attend orientation and begin work. You have the right to refuse to have the alcohol and/or drug test done. Post job offer applicants who refuse to submit to a drug test will no longer be eligible to begin the internship. Random drug/alcohol testing and testing due to behavior suggestive of drug/alcohol use during work are possible.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
(Statement of the LSUHSC Chancellor)
The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center recognizes its legal and moral obligations to guarantee equal employment opportunity to all persons in all segments of University life. We also recognize the historical denial of equal opportunity to certain segments of our population. We are, therefore, committed to providing equal opportunity at the Health Sciences Center to fulfill our legal and moral obligations.
It is with a genuine concern for all the people that we publicly express our commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. This commitment includes not only providing equity in our present employment practices, but also a commitment to the removal of past barriers that hinder equal employment opportunities.
The Health Sciences Center is committed to this policy because it is our belief that it is morally right, it is good personnel management, and it is legally required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, by Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, Executive Order Number 11246, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act or 1974, Governor Edwin Edwards' Executive Order Number 13, and Louisiana Fair Employment Practices Act.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center will take affirmative action to insure that the following will be implemented at all levels of administration:
- Base employment decisions so as to further the principles of equal employment opportunity;
- Ensure that all personnel actions, such as, compensation, tenure, benefits, transfers, layoffs, recall from layoffs, education, tuition assistance, social and recreation programs be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap/veteran status, or any other non-merit factor.
Basic guidelines and methods of achieving the goal of equal employment opportunity will be set forth in Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center's Affirmative Action Program. Overall responsibility for the reaffirmation of policy and program is the responsibility of the Chancellor's Office. Implementation of the program coordination and monitoring to ensure compliance is the responsibility of the Department of Human Resource Management.
Any persons having questions regarding this program should contact the Director of Human Resource Management or the Labor Relations Manager (504-568-8742). Therefore, in keeping with application of federal and state laws and regulation, we at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center commit ourselves to this Affirmative Action Plan that is designed to demonstrate our good faith to successfully achieve, for academic and non-academic staff, the goal of equal employment opportunity.