School of Medicine

Section of Clinical Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship in

Clinical Psychology 

Thank you for inquiring about our postdoctoral fellowships in psychology at LSUHSC! The postdoctoral psychology fellowship affords trainees the opportunity to consolidate and refine existing clinical skills while obtaining specialized training in trauma, health psychology, or community mental health. The psychology fellowship program is designed to be flexible enough to take into account the needs and professional goals of each trainee. At the same time, the fellowship is committed to the goal of helping the psychology fellow develop and further hone competencies in the traditional core skills of clinical psychology such as psychotherapy, clinical interviewing, treatment planning, psychodiagnostic testing, ethics and risk management, and consultation/interdisciplinary development. 

Supervision of psychology fellows follows a competency-based approach with each fellow receiving an average of 2-4 hours of supervision per week with a minimum of 1 hour per week to be completed face-to-face with your primary supervisor. It is expected that psychology fellows with require the most directive supervision during the start of their fellowship and follow a developmental approach in which they will function more independently at the end of their year. Group supervision is also available dependent on clinical rotations and additional educational experiences that fellows engage in. 

Clinical Opportunities 

LSUHSC School of Medicine typically offers multiple postdoctoral fellowships per year dependent on funding. We will have 4 postdoctoral fellowships available beginning July 1, 2024. The anticipated fellowships for 2024-2025 include: 

  1. Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship
  2. Trauma Psychology Fellowship 
  3. Health Psychology and Trauma Psychology Fellowship

Detailed information regarding these positions can be found on the APPIC Universal Directory at 

Educational Experiences

Opportunities are available for professional development including presenting and attending in a variety of academic contexts such as psychiatry grand rounds and psychology seminar. Postdoctoral fellows additionally have the opportunity to provide supervision to lower level trainees and attend Group Supervision of Supervision where fundamentals of competency based supervision are discussed and reviewed. 

Research Experiences

Fellows are provided with opportunities to develop their research skills through seminar and participation in research projects. Fellows are supported to explore their own research interests but are welcome to join research projects that are currently active.

Fellows working with the Trauma Recovery Team additionally have the opportunity to assist with research specific to the Spirit of Charity Trauma Center Psychiatry Research Unit.

Salary and Fringe Benefits

The annual salary for full-time postdoctoral fellows is $48,000. Low cost health and/or dental insurance is also available for an additional cost. Fellows are afforded leave based on their training plan in order to meet the required 2000 hours of postdoctoral experience. Holiday schedule depends on the rotation and generally follows the State of Louisiana official holidays. 

Application and Contact Information

We invite you to contact the program to learn more about the opportunities available. Applicants should have completed their doctoral degree (inclusive of internship) by the start of employment and be provisionally license-eligible in the state of Louisiana by the start of the training year. This fellowship track meets the licensure requirements for Clinical Psychologists in the State of Louisiana. Applicants must come from an APA- or CPA-Accredited clinical doctoral psychology training program. Applicants must have completed all requirements of their doctoral degrees by the start of the fellowship, including dissertation, and APA- or CPA-accredited internships.

Our program uses the APPIC Universal Directory for recruitment of new trainees. Specific information related to current available tracks, application procedures, and deadlines can be found can be found on their website at Generally, interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and 2 letters of recommendation.

Contact Information

Kimberly Kent, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Director

Phone: (504) 568-2537; email:


Shane Bierma, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellowship Associate Training Director



Jennifer Olivarez, Psychology Section Program Coordinator

Phone: (504) 568-2537; email: