Psychology
Appointments:
(504) 896-9484
Rapid Treatment Program Referrals Only:
(504) 896-7272
Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Location:
Children's Hospital, Main Campus
Calhoun Campus, New Orleans
Specialists:
Diane Franz, PhD, Director
Steven Gentile, PsyD
Amy Henke, Psy.D.

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The Department of Psychology provides comprehensive evaluation and management of cognitive, emotional and behavioral problems of childhood, and the emotional and behavioral problems associated with acute and chronic medical conditions. Specialized clinics are available in the assessment and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, developmental disorders and pediatric neuropsychology.

 
Management expertise includes, but is not limited to:
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Medical Psychology/Psychopharmacology
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Adjustment to Chronic Disease
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Behavioral Adjustment and Emotional Problems of Childhood

The Department of Psychology also runs the Children’s Hospital Rapid Treatment Program.This outpatient program is dedicated to providing an expedited response for patients referred by pediatricians on the medical staff at Children's Hospital for children with ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and non-CNS based sleep disorders. The program utilizes a brief intervention model, which incorporates both behavioral interventions and psychoactive medications, when required.



Diane Franz, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist, Director of Psychology, Children's Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Professional School:
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Specialty Training:
University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worchester, MA
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington

Special Interest:
Diabetic compliance, adjustment to chronic disease, childhood cancer, early child development

Steven R. Gentile, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist, Children's Hospital
 
Professional School:
Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Los Angeles, CA

Specialty Training:
Lousiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Children's Hospital New Orleans

Special Interest:
Assessment of autism spectrum disorders and other disorders of childhood, developmental disabilities, positive behavior supports



Amy Henke, Psy.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Specialty Training:
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Children's Hospital - New Orleans

Special Interests:
Pediatric/child clinical psychology, child/adolescent psychological assessment, adherence and coping with medical illness, infant mental health, and trauma
 


David Jackson, PhD, MP
Clinical/Medical Psychologist, Children's Hospital
 
Professional School:
Ohio University, Athens

Specialty Training:
Alliant International University,Baton Rouge, LA

Special Interests:
Pediatric psychopharmacology, cognitive behavioral therapy

Board Certification
American Board of Medical Psychology


Jodi Kamps, PhD
Clinical/Pediatric Psychologist, Children's Hospital
Assistant Director, Department of Psychology, Children's Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
Clinical Assistant Professor, Tulane University School of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry & Neurology
Adjunct Professor, Tulane University, Dept of Psychology

Professional School:
University of Kansas Clinical Child Psychology Program, Lawrence

Specialty Training:
University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Gainesville

Special Interests:
Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders; Adherence and adjustment in diabetes and other chronic illnesses
 

Catherine B. Kiracofe, Psy.D.
Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Children's Hospital

Professional School:
Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University, Chester, PA
Concentrations in Neuropsychology and School Psychology

Special Interests:
Neuropsychological assessment of central nervous system disorders including traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumor, and epilepsy; evaluation of developmental and learning issues to facilitate school performance; family and child
adjustment to illness

Specialty Training:
Children's Hospital of New Orleans, LA

 


Rebecca Rothbaum, Psy.D.
Pediatric Neuropsychologist Children's Hospital

Professional School:
Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University, Chester, PA

Special Interests:

Neuropsychological assessment, cognitive rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, premature birth, ADHD, epilepsy, and adjustment to illness.

Specialty Training:
Children's Hospital, New Orleans, LA

 

 

Koren Boggs, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
 
Professional School:
University of Mississippi, Clinical Psychology, Oxford, MS

Specialty Training:
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
The Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD

Special Interests:
Applied behavior analysis, assessment and treatment of behavior problems in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental disabilities



Courtney Ann Lewis, Ph.D.
Pediatric Psychologist
 
Professional School:
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Specialty Training:
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Children's Hospital, New Orleans, LA

Special Interests:
Pediatric psychology, functional gastrointestinal disorders, adjustment to chronic illness, compliance to medical regimens, chronic pain



Mayling G. Walker, Ph.D.
Medical Psychologist
 
Professional School:
St. John's University, Jamaica, NY
Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA

Special Interests:
Clinical Psychology, Psychopharmacology, adolescent mental health







   

 

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