Clinical Psychological Science at the University of Kansas: A US News & World Report Top 25 Program
The Clinical Psychology Graduate Training Program at the University of Kansas was established in the mid 1940s, and was represented at the original Boulder Conference. The program has been continuously accredited since 1949, and was among the first wave of clinical programs to be accredited by the APA. The Program is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science and the Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Programs.
Although rooted in the Boulder Model, the program emphasizes a Clinical Science approach to graduate training. We believe that competent clinical practitioners must understand, appreciate, and apply the science associated with effective clinical interventions, and that competent clinical researchers must have first-hand experience with clinical disorders that is both broad and in-depth. Moreover, we believe that the integration of science and practice is essential for effectively trained clinical psychologists. Accordingly, we aim to produce professionals who demonstrate mastery of knowledge in the field of scientific psychology and who will have (1) the ability to generate new scientific knowledge and theory related to the field of psychology, and (2) can make independent contributions to the evolving base of skills and scientific knowledge required for clinical practice. Moreover, our objective is to train graduates who approach all their work from a strong ethical foundation.
- Goals, Objectives, and Competencies (PDF)
- Doctoral Student Handbook 2018-2019 (PDF)
- Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data
For additional information or questions on the accreditation of the KU Clinical Psychology Program, contact:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association,
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.