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Dr. Jennings to Lead LPA’s Efforts in Rural and TeleHealth

Dr. Tiffany Jennings, licensed psychologist in Shreveport, Louisiana, will serve as LPA’s Chair of the Rural and TeleHealth Committee, a committee aimed to support psychologists working in rural health and telehealth areas for the association.

 “We are honored and excited to have Dr. Jennings lead this effort for us, an effort that is becoming more critical to those we serve, both in rural areas and for those that can benefit from telepsychology where physical, face-to-face services are a hardship on the client,” said LPA president, Julie Nelson.

 Dr. Jennings is currently the LPA Rural Health Coordinator in conjunction with the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Jennings is a Louisiana native who received her Masters of Arts in Psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2000. She went on to receive her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2003 before completing her Doctor of Psychology from Widener University in 2006. She completed her Post Doctoral training at Child Mental Health in Wilmington, DE, and the Department of Neurosurgery, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey PA. Dr Jennings completed her MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology through Alliant University in 2013. 

Dr. Jennings has worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient, inpatient, state and federal agencies. She worked previously as a Neuropsychologist at Overton Brooks VAMC in Shreveport, LA. Dr. Jennings was previously the Neuropsychologist for the US Army's Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at Fort Polk in Leesville, Louisiana. She is now full time in her private practice. ?

Dr. Jennings said that one of the goals for the committee will be to “… develop an ongoing community where those in rural areas, or who serve rural populations, can collaborate with each other.”

She said that sharing experiences as to how to set up various telehealth services and also to review current guidelines will be important goals of her committee.

“Another objective in mind is initiating and continuing the conversation regarding the opioid crisis,” said Dr. Jennings. “… it's a major focus of concern.”

Dr. Jennings has worked with a variety of clinical populations including both adults and children with Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cancer, and auto-immune disorders such as MS and Sjogren’s Syndrome, and other neuropsychiatric/psychiatric conditions.