Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship
Description (1 position available): The fellowship in general health psychology at LSU Health Sciences Center will be responsible for providing clinical consultation, screening, and assessment of mental and behavioral health concerns in patients across a variety of healthcare settings at UMC-New Orleans. The primary goal of this position is to provide clinical psychology training within a medical setting with an emphasis on behavioral medicine and health psychology. We provide opportunities for training in both inpatient and outpatient psychological treatment at University Medical Center-New Orleans.
Inpatient Acute Behavioral Health (30% of clinical time)
- Lead group psychotherapy on psychiatric inpatient units
- Conduct short term individual psychotherapy with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness including: social skills training, cognitive behavioral therapy, and illness management recovery
- Provide consultation and brief diagnostic assessment for clinically complex presentations
Infectious Disease (50% of clinical time)
- Provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and occasionally families for individuals living with HIV and other health and mental health comorbidities
- Provide consultation and diagnostic assessment for patients experiencing memory issues or cognitive impairments. Experience with neuropsychological testing encouraged but not required.
- Provide consultation on patient issues within clinic in multidisciplinary team
- Lead and develop programming with faculty psychologist for group therapy
Specialty Rotation in Psycho-oncology (up to 20% of clinical time)
- Conduct individual therapy with individuals suffering from mental health concerns comorbid with cancer diagnoses
- Learn about the psychological issues associated with chronic and life threatening illnesses including: depression, anxiety, grief, existential issues, side effects to medical treatment, quality of life, suicide evaluation
- Attend multidisciplinary rounds
- Lead and develop programming with faculty psychologist for monthly cancer center support group