Phillip Griffin



Phillip T. Griffin, Ph.D. (1975, Clinical Psychology, University of South Carolina) : Dr. Griffin received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1975 with internship from Indiana University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry.  Dr. Griffin is a licensed psychologist (1978) and clinical neuropsychologist (1995). Currently, Dr. Griffin is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and former Chief of the Division of Psychology. Prior to joining the LSUHSC Department of Psychiatry in June of 2007 Dr. Griffin was full time faculty at Tulane University Medical Center where he was instrumental in developing that institution's first Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology, APA accredited in 1983. Dr. Griffin was awarded the Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in 1987 and became a Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology in 1994.  He was President of the Louisiana Psychological Association (LPA) in 1993 and received the Distinguished Career Award from the Louisiana Psychological Association in 1995. He was elected president of LPA again in 2009. Dr. Griffin was appointed by the governor of Louisiana to the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists in 2013 and served through 2018. Dr. Griffin's clinical activity has revolved around serving the underprivileged and underserved primarily on adult inpatient psychiatry units.  For over twenty years as Tulane faculty Dr. Griffin was a staff psychologist and director of psychological services at Charity Hospital of New Orleans, the primary teaching hospital for both Tulane and LSU prior to Hurricane Katrina. Currently Dr. Griffin is an inpatient staff psychologist and director of psychology at LSU Behavioral Health Center-DePaul Campus, and he serves as psychologist/neuropsychologist at the LSUHSC HIV Outpatient Program (HOP).