The strong reputation and superior training provided by the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas have attracted incoming students from every region of the country, ranging from Florida to Alaska. Approximately 29 students are currently receiving training in the program, including 5 students on internship. The Clinical Child Psychology Program supports a junior colleague model and fosters a highly collaborative working environment between both faculty and students. Students are involved in a wide range of activities within the program, including research and clinical work, representation at faculty meetings, student government, and leisure activities.
Clinical and Research Interests
Graduate students within the program have the opportunity to explore a wide range of clinical and research opportunities. While each student identifies a primary research advisor with whom they complete thesis, task, and dissertation requirements, many students also explore additional projects and collaborate with more than one faculty member on research, clinical, and funded positions.
Current Graduate Students and Their Research Interests
Youth disaster mental health; family processes (e.g., parent-child communication, parenting) and youth posttraumatic adjustment; treatment outcomes for internalizing disorders
Sensorimotor and cognitive differences in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder; neurodevelopmental disorders; functional neuroimaging
War, terrorism, and violence; pediatric neuropsychology; executive functioning; trauma and cognition; refugee health; dyadic research designs; global mental health
Childhood trauma/victimization; family and peer relationships; attributions for traumatic events; resiliency and psychological adjustment
Aggression, bullying and peer victimization, antisocial behaviors, externalizing and internalizing symptoms/disorders, risk and protective factors.