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Our program aims to prepare early-career psychologists to provide competent, evidence-informed, innovative care focused on respect for individual differences, diversity, and inclusion. We do so within the context of a regional medical center and its affiliates.

The Ochsner Psychology Doctoral Internship (OPDI) currently offers 6 full-time internship positions – 3 in the adult track and 3 in the child track. The child track has 3 different major rotation experiences (Child Development, Pediatric Health Psychology, and Pediatric Primary Care).

Training Competencies: Interns receive training, are evaluated, and are expected to demonstrate competence by the end of the 12-month internship in each of the following competencies:

  • Research
  • Ethical and Legal Standards
  • Individual and Cultural Diversity
  • Professional Values and Attitudes
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • Supervision
  • Consultation and Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Skills

The annual stipend for all interns at Ochsner Psychology Doctoral Internship (OPDI) is $30,000.00. As employees of Ochsner Health, interns are eligible to participate in comprehensive employee health benefits, including dental and vision plans. Benefit package also includes access to retirement plan, Flexible Spending Account, and other options.

OPDI abides by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.