Welcome to the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas!

We're glad you're here. The CCPP is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) as a training program leading to the Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in the area of Clinical Psychology with a Child Emphasis.*

Our mission is to develop leaders in the research, dissemination, and practice of psychological clinical science for children, youths, and their families.

We hope you find the information on these pages helpful. The navigation panel above will direct you to information about our mission, faculty and student research areas, admissions process, student opportunities, and events. Please also visit us on Facebook to keep up with our most current events.

Recent CCPP Publications

  • Jackson, Y., Gabrielli, J, Fleming, K, Tunno, A. M., & Makanui, K. P. (2014). Untangling the relative contribution of maltreatment severity and frequency to type of behavioral outcome in foster youth. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38(7), 1147–1159. Link to article on Science Direct.
  • Gayes, L. A., & Steele, R. G. (2014). A meta-analysis of motivational interviewing interventions for pediatric health behavior change. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0035917
  • Evans, S.C., Reed, G. M., Roberts, M.C., et al. (2013).  Psychologists' perspectives on the diagnostic classification of mental disorders: Results from the WHO-IUPsyS Global Survey.  International Journal of Psychology, 48(3), 177-193. 
  • Fite, P.J., Cooley, J.L., Williford, A., Frazer, A., & DiPierro, M (2014). Parental school involvement as a moderator of the association between peer victimization and academic performance. Children and Youth Services Review, 44, 25-32.  DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.05.014
  • Cushing, C.C., Brannon, E.E., Suorsa, K.I., & Wilson, D.K. (2014). Systematic review and meta-analysis of health promotion interventions for children and adolescents using an ecological framework.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39(8), 949-962.  DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsu042
  • Rubens, S. L., Felix, E. D., Vernberg, E. M., & Canino, G. (2014). The role of peers in the relation between hurricane exposure and ataques de nervios among Puerto Rican adolescents. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 6, 716-723 DOI: 10.1037/a0036701

CCPP In the News

KU Graduate Programs post big gains in US News and World Report rankings.  Click here for the full story.


CCPP Faculty Member Paula Fite discusses her anti-bullying work in the Kansas Public Schools on KCUR (Kansas City Public Radio). Click here for the full story: http://www.kcur.org/post/ku-researchers-developing-model-anti-bullying-policy


University of Kansas Clinical Child Psychology Program to host the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, October 2014.  Click here for more information. 


 


Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

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Clinical Child Psychology Events
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Have you ever wondered about those apps that are designed to help you make healthy lifestyle changes? CCPP faculty member Christopher Cushing and OSU graduate student Erin Brannon published their research on this topic in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. See http://jpepsy.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/12/13/jpepsy.jsu108.abstract for more information.
Is There an App for That? Translational Science of Pediatric Behavior Change for Physical...
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APA Accreditation

*Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
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Phone: 202-336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org 
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