Michelle Yetman-Katz, PhD

Michelle Yetman-Katz, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Yetman is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist at LSUHSC-S. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Gallaudet University in 2000. During her training she completed an externship in Pediatric Psychology at the Hospital for Sick Children and Children’s National Medical Center, both located in Washington, D.C. She completed her APA approved Clinical Internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center, in Baltimore, Maryland. She received specialized training in the diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders at the Center for the Atypical Child and Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital. Dr. Yetman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is a member of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Louisiana Psychological Association (LPA).

Dr. Yetman’s teaching interests include the early identification and diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders. Dr. Yetman is also interested in the promotion of early intervention programs. Dr. Yetman has research interests in the early identification of autistic spectrum disorder and early intervention. She is especially interested in empowering parents in the diagnosis and evaluation process. She regularly participates in collaboration with other departments regarding autistic spectrum disorder research. Additionally Dr. Yetman is interested in the impact of chronic sleep deprivation on children with behavioral disorders, such as ADHD as well as the promotion of health and wellness programs within the workplace. Dr. Yetman contributes regularly in print, radio and television, including a regular spot on KLSA’s “Parenting First” segment in order to promote community awareness on mental health issues and parenting topics.