Erin Skaff Vandenweghe, PsyD, MPAP
Clinical and Advanced Practice Medical Psychologist
Dr. Erin Skaff Vandenweghe is a Louisiana and Florida licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Advanced Practice Louisiana Medical Psychologist. She has has been in practice in the greater New Orleans area since 2002. Her clinical practice has included outpatient and inpatient psychological and presurgical evaluations, crisis response and psychotherapy and medication management interventions with a variety of individuals, groups and families. She has training and experience in treatment of children, adolescents, and adults, including those with work related injuries or other trauma, mood and personality disorders, cognitive and behavioral issues, pain and relationship issues. She works closely with board certified Jefferson Neurobehavioral Group Neuropsychologists and Forensic Psychology practioners, Family Behavioral Health Center child specialists, and GulfSouth Autsim Center. Prior to focusing on outpatient medical psychology practice, she was affiliated with East Jefferson General Hospital and West Jefferson Medical Center in Louisiana. Dr. Skaff was the program coordinator for the Jefferson Parish Transitional Care Center post-Katrina. She has served as adjunct faculty at Tulane University, Department of Psychology. She is the recent past president for The Extra Mile Board, a regional non-profit assisting those with severe mental illness and developmental disabilities, substance dependencies, and related quality of life problems. She is a member of the Louisiana Academy of Medical Psychologists and serves as Membership Committee Chair.
Dr. Skaff holds her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology. She earned a subsequent post-doctoral Master's of Science Degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Alliant University - California. She is a graduate of Newcomb College of Tulane University and earned Masters’ Degrees in Public Health (Maternal and Child Health/Health Education Communication) from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and in Clinical Psychology from University of Sarasota Graduate Programs. She trained and worked within the Florida Juvenile and Adult Court System and Children’s Homes and then completed her internship in child/adolescent and adult clinical psychology at Carolinas Medical Center, Behavioral Health Center in North Carolina. Dr. Skaff completed a post-doctoral emergency services, crisis intervention and stress management fellowshi p at the University of Tennessee, Health Sciences Center, Regional Medical Center, Memphis Police & Fire Departments and with post-911 Pentagon Task Force. She continues clinical work with private patients, and supervises training experiences for college and doctoral level psychology students in the greater New Orleans area. Dr. Skaff's clinical practice includes specialized psychological and presurgical evaluations, psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic interventions, and psychopharmacogenetic consultation services.