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
  • 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 ranked in top 10 in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report "Best Graduate Schools Ranking".  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
KU Clinical Child Psychology Program in the news: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2015/mar/11/multiple-ku-graduate-programs-make-top-10-newly-re/. Thanks to our outstanding students, alumni, faculty, staff, and affiliated partners for helping us make a difference in the field.
KU graduate programs ranked in top 10 by U.S. News and World Report
Ten Kansas University graduate specialties or schools are in the top 10 of public universities nationwide, according to U.S. News and World Report 2016 Best Graduate Schools Rankings released this week.

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Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”


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26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
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—ALA
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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
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org 
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation