Philip T. Griffin, Ph.D.
Mollie Wallick Professor
Psychology Section Chief



Welcome to the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Section of Psychology. The psychology faculty, staff, and interns have made valuable contributions to LSUHSC relating to teaching/supervision, scholarship/research, clinical/service work, and administrative/community work. This section of the department of psychiatry currently consists of 10 psychologists licensed in clinical psychology and over 20 psychologists appointed to the clinical faculty. It is part of a multidisciplinary department in which there are productive and rewarding collaborations among psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers.

Psychology is responsible for teaching and supervising medical students, psychiatry residents and fellows, social work trainees, as well as residents and trainees from other departments. We are particularly proud of our internship in clinical psychology, directed by Michelle B. Moore, Psy.D., which is offered to 6 graduate students in clinical psychology from across the country. We place significant emphasis on quality supervised clinical experience in this program. We also offer post-doctoral fellowships in clinical psychology. The psychology faculty are actively engaged in programmatic research, resulting in peer reviewed journal articles, books, book chapters, convention presentations, as well as many funded grants and contracts. The psychology faculty provides a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic, and consultation services to a diverse patient population ranging from infants to adults. These clinical services are provided in public and private inpatient and outpatient settings in collaboration with psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, and other mental health professionals. We also chair and serve on many departmental, medical school, and health sciences center committees, as well as consult with numerous community agencies. Please refer to other sections of this document for information on the internship program, the contributions of individual psychology faculty members, and other aspects of our section of the department.

The Section of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry is a rewarding and enriching environment in which to work. There are wonderful opportunities for professional and personal growth and development in the unique culture of New Orleans. We as a department take great pride in our cultural awareness of the surrounding region as well, which is instilled in all of our faculty, staff, and trainees. Our city, department, and patient population is rich with cultural diversity, and we strive to continuously learn from these assets. We welcome you and wish you all the best in fulfilling your aspirations and goals. If you have any questions or would like any additional information, do not hesitate to contact me. Best wishes from New Orleans.

Philip T. Griffin, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Psychology Section Chief
LSU Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry, Section of Psychology
1542 Tulane Avenue, 2nd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112