The Clinical Child Psychology Training Program at the University of Kansas, leading to the doctoral degree (Ph.D.), is accredited by the American Psychological Association as a training program in the area of Clinical Psychology with a Child Emphasis.* In July, 2008, the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association granted the KU Clinical Child Psychology Program seven (7) years accreditation. Clinical Child Psychology is an initiative jointly affiliated with the Departments of Psychology and Applied Behavioral Science (formerly Human Development and Family Life). This interdepartmental program involves the resources of faculty in both departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The program includes a core faculty with specialty interests in clinical child and pediatric psychology.
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.
* For further information, the APA Committee on Accreditation can be contacted in writing at American Psychological Association, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington DC 20002-4242, by telephone at (202) 336-5979, by fax at (202) 336-5978, by TDD/TTY at (202) 336-6123, email:email@example.com , or you can visit the APA website at www.apa.org.