About

The Clinical Child Psychology Program was established 1991 as a clinical training program with an emphasis in the specialty area of clinical child and adolescent psychology. In 2001, the Program was independently accredited by the American Psychological Association as a clinical psychology doctoral program with a child emphasis. The Commission on Accreditation most recently awarded the CCPP accreditation in July of 2008 for a full 7 years.* This interdepartmental program involves the resources of faculty in the Departments of Psychology and Applied Behavioral Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The program includes a core of 5 faculty members with specialty interests in clinical child and pediatric psychology.  The functioning of the core faculty is supplemented by affiliated faculty in the two departments and by adjunct faculty who provide clinical and research supervision. 

Since the first students entered the program in 1992, we have produced more than 70 graduates who contribute to the clinical research literature, provide psychological services to children, youth, and families, and teach and supervise in hospitals, universities, and mental health centers. Our graduates are recognized leaders in their respective settings and in the field generally.

Consistent with our traditions of excellence, the CCPP is a frequently lauded program that is cited in the training literature as a model program in the field of clinical psychology. Our program is recognized for excellent recruitment, selectivity, diversity, retention, and outcomes. Because of this, the program has received numerous accolades for its contributions to mental health promotion, for its contributions to the empirical literature, and for its successful recruitment and retention of a diverse student body.

As one of a select few clinical programs in the country specializing in children, adolescents, and families, students in the CCPP receive training from a core faculty with interests specific to developmental issues in psychology and benefit from diverse clinical and research opportunities with youth and families. The program's reputation and ability to provide uniquely focused training have consistently placed students at top internship sites and leading positions following graduation. Of equal importance, beyond the rigorous training and abundant opportunities, the program prides itself on maintaining a supportive and collegial atmosphere.


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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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