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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


Established in 1952, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is an integral part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system and a teaching affiliate for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. A new $340-million 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 eight consecutive years, Le Bonheur is the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the Mid-South. Its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides the highest level of care for the region's critically ill newborns. Le Bonheur has received many accolades of excellence over the years including: Top Children's Hospital in 2017 by the Leapfrog group for its safe patient care, Magnet status - one of only 7 percent of hospitals in the U.S. to have earned this honor for quality nursing care by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and a three-star rating (the highest) by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its Heart Institute.

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. In return for guidance in his career, 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. St. Jude research has helped increase the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80%.

In 2019, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was ranked the number two pediatric cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report. St. Jude and the World Health Organization recently announced a five-year collaboration to cure at least 60% of children worldwide with the six most common types of cancer by 2030.

UTHSC Child Psychiatry Psychotherapy Clinic
920 Madison, Suite 939
Memphis, TN 38163

Melissa Hoffmann, PhD
Site Director

Services offered: 

  • Evaluation: This service provides mental health evaluations for diagnosis and treatment recommendations of children, adolescents, and their families.
  • Psychotherapy: An outpatient psychotherapy clinic for the treatment of children & adolescents and their families. Treatment is provided by child and adolescent psychiatry fellows and psychology interns, supervised by licensed clinical psychologists.
Dec 11, 2023