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

We're glad you're here. The Clinical Child Psychology Program (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 Faculty/Student Publications

  • Miller, H.L., Ragozzino, M.E., Cook, E.H., Sweeny, J.A., Mosconi, M.W. (2015). Cognitive set shifting deficits and their relationship to repetitive behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(3), 805-815. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-014-2244-1
  • 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.
  • Roberts, M.C. (2015). Pioneers in Pediatric Psychology: Assisting the developmental progress of Pediatric Psychology. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. (Advance Access)  DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv05
  • 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
  • Brannon, E. E., & Cushing, C. C. (2015). “Is there an app for that?”: Toward translational science of pediatric behavior change. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(4), 373-384.  doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsu108
  • 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


CLAS News Release about Dr. Matt Mosconi's appointment in the CCPP.  Click here for the news release. 

CCPP Faculty Member Paula Fite receives the Steeples' Service to Kansans Award. Click here for the full story. 

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 Michael Roberts honored as "Pioneer" in field of Pediatric Psychology. Click here for the JPP Article. 

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


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Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
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