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Application & Selection Procedures

We are currently using the APPIC uniform application for Psychology Internship. As per APPIC’s instructions, applicants are to download the most current application from APPIC’s Web site: http://www.appic.org/match.  Interested applicants need to submit the completed application form together with the following supporting materials: all graduate transcripts, three letters of reference (via the reference portal), and verification of readiness from the Director of Clinical Training (DCT portal) at the applicant’s school which certifies readiness for internship training. Additional information requested includes: a cover letter that states which track you are applying for (i.e., Infant/Child track, Child/Adult track, or Adult track), curriculum vita, de-identified therapy closing summary (please limit to 3 pages), and de-identified sample psychological assessment. All applications must be received no later than November 1. For additional questions regarding the aforementioned application materials please feel free to contact:

 

sgould@lsuhsc.edu  

 

Physical Address to contact Dr. Moore and/or Ms. Gould directly:

 

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry, Section of Psychology
1542 Tulane Avenue, 2nd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
c/o Michelle B. Moore, Psy.D.,
Phone: (504)903-9213;  Email: mbacon@lsuhsc.edu
Susan Gould, Psychology Section Administrative Assistant,
Phone: (504) 903-9213; Email: sgould@lsuhsc.edu

 

We welcome telephone calls or e-mails to the Director of Internship Training, Administrative Assistant and/or other psychology faculty in order to clarify issues related to the program or the application procedure. Applicants are encouraged to interview at LSU Health Sciences Center when invited to have the opportunity to meet the current interns as well as have a tour of the campus. However, the faculty are aware that interviews can be a costly venture for a graduate student. Therefore, we are open to conducting interviews via Skype or phone to help reduce the burden in-person interviews might place on an applicant if an invited applicant is unable to travel to New Orleans.

 

For a more detailed description of our internship training program feel free to download and print our current brochure on the internship homepage.

Selection Procedures

The Director of Internship Training reviews all applications for basic eligibility: Graduate student status in clinical psychology from an APA accredited U.S. program or APA requirements for psychologists changing specialty to clinical psychology. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be notified immediately.

 

Applications and supporting materials are reviewed by Dr. Moore as well as members of the Clinical Psychology Internship Committee. Reviewers make quantitative and qualitative ratings of the applicant’s suitability for the program and our ability to meet the applicant’s training needs. The applicants are then ranked in terms of goodness of fit. The top ranked applicants will be contacted to schedule a face to face interview; however, the faculty do not want to exclude any potential applicant due to financial limitations, so interviews via Skype or phone are also available if needed.

 

Note: LSUHSC NO will participate in APPIC’s computerized matching process. If you have any questions regarding the matching process, please refer tohttp://www.appic.org/Match/Match-Policies.

 

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC Policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking related information from any intern applicant prior to Uniform Notification/Match Day. In addition, the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Section of Psychology will follow the attached rules and guidelines of APPIC. Additionally, should the applicant have complaints about the LSUHSC internship or internship process, he/she could call the Education Directorate of the American Psychological Association at 202-336-5979.

 

It is the policy of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) New Orleans campus and the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans (MCLNO) to promote and safeguard the workplace from consequences of substance abuse. All post job offer applicants are required to undergo post job offer testing. They must test free of drugs as a condition of hiring. A negative test result must be received by LSUHSC and MCLNO before you can attend orientation and begin work. You have the right to refuse to have the alcohol and/or drug test done. Post job offer applicants who refuse to submit to a drug test will no longer be eligible to begin the internship. Random drug/alcohol testing and testing due to behavior suggestive of drug/alcohol use during work are possible.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (Statement of the LSUHSC Chancellor)

The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center recognizes its legal and moral obligations to guarantee equal employment opportunity to all persons in all segments of University life. We also recognize the historical denial of equal opportunity to certain segments of our population. We are, therefore, committed to providing equal opportunity at the Health Sciences Center to fulfill our legal and moral obligations.

 

It is with a genuine concern for all the people that we publicly express our commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. This commitment includes not only providing equity in our present employment practices, but also a commitment to the removal of past barriers that hinder equal employment opportunities.

 

The Health Sciences Center is committed to this policy because it is our belief that it is morally right, it is good personnel management, and it is legally required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, by Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, Executive Order Number 11246, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act or 1974, Governor Edwin Edwards’ Executive Order Number 13, and Louisiana Fair Employment Practices Act.

 

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center will take affirmative action to insure that the following will be implemented at all levels of administration:

 

1. Base employment decisions so as to further the principles of equal employment opportunity;

 

2. Ensure that all personnel actions, such as, compensation, tenure, benefits, transfers, layoffs, recall from layoffs, education, tuition assistance, social and recreation programs be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap/veteran status, or any other non-merit factor.

 

Basic guidelines and methods of achieving the goal of equal employment opportunity will be set forth in Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center’s Affirmative Action ProgramOverall responsibility for the reaffirmation of policy and program is the responsibility of the Chancellor’s Office. Implementation of the program coordination and monitoring to ensure compliance is the responsibility of the Department of Human Resource Management.

 

Any persons having questions regarding this program should contact the Director of Human Resource Management or the Labor Relations Manager (504-568-8742).Therefore, in keeping with application of federal and state laws and regulation, we at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center commit ourselves to this Affirmative Action Plan that is designed to demonstrate our good faith to successfully achieve, for academic and non-academic staff, the goal of equal employment opportunity.