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Fellows are supervised by multiple faculty members throughout the fellowship year.

  • Both clinical and professional development supervision occur during individual meetings with identified supervisor(s) on a regular basis, the equivalent of no less than 1.5 hours of individual supervision per week.
  • At times, group supervision may supplement individual supervision.
  • Some training experiences also involve “live” supervision during sessions with children and families or co-therapy.
  • Fellows will also be paired with a professional development mentor with whom to address issues related to the fellowship experience and progressing towards licensure.
  • All faculty involved in the training program have medical staff appointments at Ochsner Health System and are dedicated to fostering growth into a licensed psychologist with a unique professional identity.

Didactics and other experiences are designed to enhance and complement direct clinical training during the fellowship experience.

Required didactics:

  • A monthly seminar addressing issues pertinent to professional psychology including:
    • professional practice
    • multicultural and diversity issues
    • advanced ethics
  • Assigned readings for prerequisite knowledge as assigned by supervisor(s)

Encouraged but not required

  • Weekly Pediatric Grand Rounds (Thursday afternoons)
  • Psychiatry Grand Rounds (two Tuesdays per month at noon)

Depending on individual training plans, fellows can expect to participate in additional program-specific didactics, meetings, or multidisciplinary rounds. Some examples include:

  • Pediatric Heart Transplant Rounds
  • Pediatric Heart Transplant Didactics
  • Endocrinology Psychosocial Rounds
  • Bone-Marrow Transplant Rounds
  • Complex Care Rounds

Ochsner Health System also hosts conferences and training opportunities of interest to psychologists working in integrated care settings, and attendance at such events can be organized in conjunction with the fellow’s clinical supervisor.

The Section of Pediatric Psychology is rapidly growing, creating a vibrant and innovative environment of growth. The department typically has several projects and programs being developed at any given time. While fellows are not expected to develop or conduct their own independent project over the course of the year, they are encouraged to identify a project of interest and to contribute to its development and implementation in collaboration with the psychologist leading that project. It is anticipated that the fellow’s project mentor will also be the professional development mentor.