Psychology Division

The Psychology Division in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is home to more than 30 clinical and research psychologists. Our faculty members lead federally-funded research programs in psychotic disorders, PTSD and anxiety disorders, and autism. We also lead the Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody, part of a state-wide network funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee to improve the public health by enhancing the quality of services provided to children in or at-risk of entering the Tennessee child welfare or juvenile justice systems.

Our Division has an extensive array of training programs including practicums, an APA-accredited clinical psychology internship, and an APPIC-approved postdoctoral fellowship program.  Our training is grounded in the scientist-practitioner model and provides experience in intervention, assessment, and research. Training occurs in a variety of settings including child and adolescent psychology, adult psychology, geriatric psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology, neuropsychology, and academic counseling.

Clinical Psychologists in the Psychology Division provide professional services for the diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and prevention of psychological, emotional, psycho-physiological, and behavioral disorders across the lifespan. These services are provided in various settings including outpatient psychiatry centers, clinics throughout the medical center, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a partial hospitalization program,  forensic settings, a university psychological and counseling center, and a state funded agency to improve services for children at risk of entering state's custody. Clinical psychologists provide services directly as well as support and facilitate the provision of services through supervision, teaching, management, administration, advocacy, and consultation.

 

Blackford faculty pic.jpg Jenni Blackford, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychology
Director, Psychology Division