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

Visit our Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data page for helpful information.

Clinical Child Psychology Events
The CCPP is extremely pleased to host Dr. Rosemarie Truglio for breakfast on Monday, February 16, 2015. Dr. Truglio received a PhD in Developmental and Child Psychology from KU in 1990. She is currently the Senior Vice President of Education and Research at Sesame Workshop, and is responsible for the development of the interdisciplinary curriculum on which “Sesame Street” is based. Dr. Truglio oversees all educational research pertaining to the development of “Sesame Street” content. She will speak to CCPP students and faculty about her experiences developing what is likely the best known (and loved) early education intervention in the known universe.

Explore KU: The Bells of Mount Oread KU’s Campanile, a 120-foot-tall timepiece that tolls automatically on the hour and quarter-hour, not only sounded in the 2015 New Year at midnight with 12 mighty gongs, but also regularly rings up memories for many Jayhawks – the 277 faculty and students who gave their lives during World War II, the graduates who walk through its doors at commencement, and aspiring students who have strolled through the Lawrence campus. (See http://bit.ly/1xjjwJj). For nearly 60 years, KU’s 53-bell carillon has been tolling the sounds of peace and serenity across Mount Oread since it was installed in June 1955 inside the landmark World War II Memorial Campanile, which was dedicated in 1951. (See http://bit.ly/1BoL9jv) The carillon is also a four-octave musical instrument, which is played with a giant keyboard and foot pedals. University Carillonneur Elizabeth Egber-Berghout (http://bit.ly/14fiBPl), associate professor of carillon and organ, climbs 77 steps up a spiral staircase in the bell tower to perform recitals several times a month.


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
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