Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

The Children's Center at the LSU Health Shreveport, School of Allied Health Professions offers a comprehensive internship program in child health service psychology to doctoral students in psychology.

Through leadership and innovation, the Children’s Center strives to create a collaborative partnership with other departments within the LSU Health Shreveport hospital system to address children’s complex mental health and behavioral needs. The main clinic is located within the School of Allied Health Professions, on the LSU Health Shreveport Hospital Campus. Working hospital relationships include the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Communication Disorders, and the Master of Public Health Program. Outside agencies which the Children’s Center collaborate with include Caddo Parish Head Start, Webster Parish Head Start and Caddo Parish Juvenile Court.

The Children’s Center offers a 12-month clinical psychology internship emphasizing training in children aged 2-12. The internship is characterized by a variety of clinical activities, supervision by a multidisciplinary faculty and a wide array of clinical offerings, seminars, and other educational experiences.

Our internship program is currently a member the Association for Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). Our APPIC member number is 2547. This internship is not currently accredited through the American Psychological Association (APA).

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association
750 1st Street
NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: Web:

Through leadership and innovation, we are addressing children’s complex mental health and behavioral needs.

Contact Us

Director of Training
Adam Blancher, PhD
Associate Professor
LA License #1266 

(318) 813-2963

Program Information

For more detailed information regarding the program:
The Internship Handbook

Why Train in Shreveport, Louisiana?