Thank you for inquiring about our APA accredited internship*. We are excited and proud to announce that our program has been accredited by APA through 2028! The psychology internship is committed to the goal of helping the psychology intern to develop competencies in the traditional core skills of clinical psychology such as psychodiagnostic testing, clinical interviewing, treatment planning, consultation, and psychotherapy, though the program is designed to be flexible enough to take into account the needs and professional goals of each trainee. The internship offers a welcoming environment for individuals from diverse backgrounds to work and train in a supportive setting. During the past training year, the internship program has adapted to the changing climate of our country by offering telehealth services and distance learning to maintain a safe training environment for our interns. In addition, we have also renewed our committment to ensuring that we are an anti-racist program who is seeking to learn and understand more about the role we play in social justice and health equity for the communities we serve.
LSUHSC School of Medicine offers three distinct tracks allowing for either broad/generalist training, or highly specialized/focused training in Clinical Psychology. We typically offer six (6) internship positions each year; two (2) positions for the Child/Adult track, two (2) for the Adult track, and two (2) for the Infant/Child track. The Child/Adult track clinical psychology intern has the opportunity to obtain generalist training working with a diverse population of clients/patients across the life span. The Adult track intern has the opportunity to obtain more focused/highly specialized adult inpatient and outpatient experience, while the Infant/Child track intern has the opportunity to obtain highly specialized training in their work with infants, school-aged children, adolescents, and their caregivers.
A major emphasis of the program is on the provision of quality clinical training under the supervision of LSUHSC New Orleans faculty. A major strength of our training program, based on feedback from graduates who are currently in practice, is the quantity and quality of supervision provided for each intern. Each intern receives an average of 4 to 6 hours of individual and group supervision per week. Interns also meet weekly with a gratis faculty member who serves as a consultant outside of the core faculty of the internship program. These individuals are generally in private practice and offer a different perspective on case conceptualization from the faculty that the interns typically work with during the week.
LSUHSC School of Medicine offers many exciting opportunities for working with diverse treatment populations and gaining varied clinical experiences. The cultural diversity of the Crescent City provides a rich training ground that will prepare you for a very challenging and rewarding career in psychology. The faculty also welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and provide interns with resources and support within our program and within the larger medical school to assist individuals with personal and professional growth over the internship year. For example, interns are invited to participate in organizations within the medical school, such as LGBTQ + Allies Organization for the Cultural Understanding in the Sciences and Association for Women in Science. The Section of Psychology also has a Committee for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, which interns are invited to participate in, to ensure the inclusion and respect of all individuals by examining and re-examining our practices, materials and on-going efforts to create a welcoming work environment.
We are proud of our graduates who are currently working in a variety of settings nationwide. Some graduates of the internship program have opened a successful private practice, while others are working in academic psychology departments, medical school settings, and community mental health agencies. While many of our alumni are clinicians, other graduates are in leadership roles, conducting research and creating new programs as a result of the specialized training they received at LSUHSC.
We invite you to contact the program to learn more about the opportunities that are available and to browse our brochure which provides a detailed overview of the training program. We are also offering virtual open houses for the internship program at the following dates and times. Please contact Susan Gould if you are interested in joining one of our open house sessions and she will send you the Zoom link.
Friday, October 1st from 3-4pm CST
Friday, October 8th from 1-2pm CST
Friday, October 22nd from 9-10am CST
Michelle B. Moore, Psy.D. (c/o Susan Gould)
Training Director of Clinical Psychology Internship Program
LSUHSC School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Section of Psychology
1542 Tulane Ave., 2nd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
Psychology Office (504) 903-9213
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*American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
The purple states represent where our interns have come from over the past five years, which is representative of the wide array of experiences and perspectives interns receive prior to starting internship.