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Training Sites

Our rotations are at Lakeside Behavioral Health System, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our outpatient work is delivered at  Le Bonheur outpatient clinics and psychotherapy clinic at  Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, where there is a rich interchange with psychologists and psychology interns, and pediatricians, and pediatric subspecialties.

Le Bonheur Children's HospitalLe Bonheur Children's Hospital
848 Adams Ave
Memphis, TN 38103


Founded in 1952, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is an integral part of the Methodist Healthcare Family and a training site for many University of Tennessee Health Science Center residencies/fellowships. A new $340-million, a 255-bed state-of-the-art hospital building was built in December 2010 to accommodate the over 100,000 patients seen each year.

Named one of the nation's "Best Children's Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report for nine consecutive years, the Emergency Department treats more than 80,000 children a year.  It has the only pediatric Level 1 American College of Surgeons trauma center in the Mid-South.  Le Bonheur's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the only unit in the region staffed 24 hours a day and treats more than 1,600 children a year.  It has the only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the region.  Le Bonheur's NICU provides the highest level of care for the region's critically ill newborns.

Lakeside Behavioral Health SystemLakeside Behavioral Health System
2911 Brunswick Road
Memphis, TN 38133

Founded in 1969, the mission of Lakeside Behavioral Health System (LBHS) is to provide specialized behavioral health care and addiction treatment to those wishing to heal.  It's 345 acre, 345-bed facility is fully accredited, state licensed, and Medicare certified.

Inpatient and Outpatient services are provided for those with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, dementia, bi-polar, schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses.  Lakeside offers weekly on-site support groups for depression, bi-polar, AA, and NA.  It also offers training classes and workshops on suicide prevention. [Photo by LBHS]

St. Jude Children's HospitalSt. Jude Children's Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by actor Danny Thomas along with Lemuel Diggs and Anthony Abraham in 1962, started as a promise to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of the hopeless.  Thomas pledged to build a facility to treat ill children regardless of their race, color, creed, or their family's ability to pay.  St. Jude has become a premier pediatric treatment and research facility, focusing on children with aggressive cancers.  The hospital treats children from all over the United States as well as 70 other countries throughout the world.

In 2010, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was named the number one children's cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report.  In 1996, St. Jude doctor Peter C. Doherty, PhD was named the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.  The hospital's Domestic Affiliates Program partners with other clinical sites to provide state-of-the-art care and clinical trials to children throughout the country.

outside of the Boling CenterBoling Center for Developmental Disabilities
711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105 

The Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) is one of more than 60 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in the United States established by the federal government to develop interdisciplinary training, service, and applied research related to developmental disabilities. 

Fellows expand their consultation/ liaison skills and learn to work with this unique population of children and adolescents and families who are in treatment for hematologic and oncological diagnoses.

In this setting there is a close dialogue with the Department of Psychology and with other specialists.

Last Published: Dec 9, 2019