Graduate Practicum Sites
Autism/Developmental Disorders Clinic
Primary Focus: Assessment of developmental disorders in children
Location: New Orleans Children’s Hospital Psychology Department
Description: The Autism Clinic at New Orleans Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive assessment
of autism and other developmental disorders in children. Licensed Clinical Psychologists
provide supervision of assessment, interviewing, and report-writing for this population.
Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST)
Primary Focus: Treating Autism Spectrum Disorder
Location: 3134A Calhoun St., New Orleans, LA 70125
Description: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) - ABA services follow the philosophy of individualization
and are tailored to every child's unique needs. Services can take place in a variety
of different settings including the home, the child's school, or daycares. Skilled
behavior analysts provide workshops and provide ongoing consultation and training
to any organization or parent seeking additional support.
Developmental Cognitive Affective Psychophysiology (DCAP) Laboratory
Primary Focus: In depth training in electroencephalogram (EEG) acquisition, data cleaning, and processing.
Location: UNO Department of Psychology room 2016
Description: In this practicum, you will learn the ins-and-outs of EEG data acquisition, data
cleaning, and processing. You will get extensive practice applying the EEG net in
a way that leads to clean data. You will also receive hands-on training on how to
process EEG data, including filtering, artifacting, and re-referencing. While the
focus of the practicum is not on research publication, if you so desire, you will
have the opportunity to write up EEG data for poster presentation or manuscript preparation.
Families in Need of Services (FINS)
Primary Focus: Assessment of youth and families
Location: Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court
Description: FINS is an intervention process aimed at preventing formal juvenile court involvement,
therein reducing the number of youth lodged in the juvenile court system. The purpose
of FINS is to:
- Curtail behaviors by the child and other family members that contribute to the child’s
harm and warrant court intervention;
- Secure services for families by obtaining the cooperation and coordination of all
relevant public institutions/agencies ;
- Establish a family service plan;
- Protect the integrity of the family by authorizing adjudication and dispositional
judgment only after all available voluntary alternatives have been exhausted.
Jefferson Neurobehavioral Group
Primary Focus: Neuropsychological assessment
Location: East Jefferson General Hospital
Description: The Jefferson Neurobehavioral Group is a private clinical psychology group practice
that provides psychological assessment of persons with neurological, medical (including
pain), and psychiatric disorders. A substantial portion of clients are seen in a medico-legal
context (i.e., litigation-related).
Jefferson Parish Department of Juvenile Services
Primary Focus: Assessment/treatment/case management for juvenile justice-involved youth
Location: Jefferson Parish Department of Juvenile Services
Description: Juvenile justice agency providing probation, detention, and treatment, including
screening, assessment, and treatment planning to juvenile offenders and their families.
LSUHSC Child and Family Clinic
Primary Focus: Psychoeducational assessment and school consultation
Description: Under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist, students conduct comprehensive
psychoeducational assessments for ADHD and learning disabilities as well as conduct
MidCity Psychological Services
Primary focus: Psychoeducational assessment
Location: 4902 Canal Street Suite 304, New Orleans, La 70119
Description: MidCity Psychological Services provides psychoeducational assessments for ADHD and
learning disabilities in children. Under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist,
provides students conduct assessments, write behavior observations, and learn how
to accurately reach a diagnosis through critical analysis.
New Orleans Psychotherapy Associates
Primary Focus: Neuropsychological and psychological evaluation of adults and children
Location: New Orleans Psychotherapy Associates
Description: Licensed Clinical Psychologists at this site provide evaluation and therapy for
brain injury, stroke dementia, ADHD, LD, neurotoxicity, and seizure disorders. Opportunities
are available for training in evaluation of clinical problems in adults and children,
and for LA Rehab Services, Licensing Board Complaints/Problems, criminal workups,
private disability cases, and cases set for litigation.
Pain Mastery Center
Primary Focus: Medical management of chronic pain
Description: Outpatient medical clinic offering medical management of chronic pain. Students
will be exposed to a variety of medical disorders resulting in severe and chronic
pain, and will gain competency in assessing clients via intake assessment, clinical
interviewing, and formulation of treatment plans.
The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital
Primary Focus: Educational/support resource for parents.
Location: Children’s Hospital
Description: community resource providing support and education to parents.
Psychological Clinic for Children and Adolescents
Primary Focus: Assessment, consultation, and intervention for youth
Location: Tulane University Department of Psychology
Description: This clinic us a university –based outpatient mental health service provider offering
assessment, consultation, and evidence-based therapeutic interventions for children
Rapid Treatment Program
Primary Focus: Advanced diagnostic interviewing and provision of short-term behavioral treatments
Location: New Orleans Children’s Hospital Psychology Department
Description: The Psychology Department at New Orleans Children’s Hospital (NOCH) offers comprehensive
assessment and treatment for cognitive, emotional, and behavior problems of childhood,
as well as emotional and behavioral problems associated with acute and chronic medical
conditions. Specialized clinics are conducted in assessment and management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder, developmental and learning disorders, and pediatric neuropsychology. The
Psychology Department runs the Rapid Treatment Program, an outpatient program designed
to provide efficient assessment and brief behavioral and psychopharmacological intervention
for children referred by medical staff at NOCH. Presenting problems typically include
attention problems, anxiety and mood problems, and non-CNS based sleep problems. Opportunities
are available for advanced training in diagnostic interviewing and short-term empirically-based
behavioral treatments for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and anxiety-mood
Stress, Cognition, and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) Laboratory
Primary Focus: Psychological and cognitive assessments, magnetic resonance imaging, and physiological
and immunological measurement.
Location: UNO Department of Psychology
Description: The SCAN lab sees families with developmental disorders for 2.5 to 3 full days and
do standardized assessments including BASC2, WISC, NEPSY, etc. They also write non-diagnostic reports to provide some information about the child's
performance to the parents or to their PCP if desired. Students would additionally learn MRI safety and other experimental methods as part
of the clinical contact time.
Tulane Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Primary Focus: Assessment, observation, and intervention with foster children and their foster
Location: Tulane/Jefferson Parish Infant Team/Foster Care Team
Description: The Tulane/Jefferson Parish Infant Team provides extensive services to abused and
neglected children and their families referred by the Office of Community Services
(OCS). The ultimate goal of the Team, in cooperation with others in the child protection
system, is to determine whether parents can learn to safely parent their young children
and whether the children should be returned to their families or placed for adoption.
Services include home visits, clinic-based assessment, individual and couples therapy,
and groups for parents and caregivers. The Foster Care Team, which falls under the
auspices of the Infant Team, has as its goal the support of foster children and their
foster parents. Services provided include home visits and assessment of foster care
placements, day care visits to observe foster children, developmental assessment,
and behavioral evaluation and intervention.
University of New Orleans Counseling Services
Primary Focus: Personal and career counseling.
Location: University of New Orleans
Description: An individualized program will be developed for each student which may include training
experiences within the following areas:
- Diagnostic assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment planning
- Crisis intervention
- Career assessment, testing, and evaluation
- Relationship assessment
- Psychoeducational screenings, seminars and workshops
- Outreach programming and presentations
Woman’s New Life Center
Primary Focus: Crisis Intervention, individual/couples/family therapy, and group therapy (when
demand is present); and medical services, such as: pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and
Location: 3032 Ridgelake Dr. Metairie, LA 70002
Description: Counseling Center addressing the needs of women who are experiencing an unplanned
pregnancy, pregnancy loss or fertility issues. Student will have the opportunity to
develop crisis counseling skills, grief counseling skills, gain knowledge of Motivational
Interviewing techniques, understand the needs and experiences of pregnancy related
issues, and increase knowledge of medical and social service resources.