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Since 2012, the KU Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth (KUCTT) has worked with the KUMC Division of Psychology of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences to support telemedicine interns in an underserved population track, where telemedicine is often more able to help reach these populations. The Clinical Psychology Internship Program is planned and implemented within the Division of Psychology of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and its Director of Training, Edward E. Hunter, Ph.D., ABPP. The Underserved Populations Track is intended for individuals who foresee their careers as involving working with disadvantaged populations, including work in underserved areas or communities. Interns on the Underserved Populations Track receive training and experience in telemental health with KUCTT in their telemedicine rotation. Interns experience supervision from several supervisors in areas of adult and pediatric psychology, in order to enhance their depth of learning and awareness of diverse styles of competent practice, as well as to help them find which styles best complement their emerging professional identity. Telemedicine interns also have the opportunity to shadow other telemedicine providers at KUMC in areas of Child Psychiatry, Child, Adult, and Geriatric Psychology, Autism Developmental Evaluation, Special Child Behavioral (PICT), Feeding Issues, and Psycho-oncology.

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KUMC Telemedicine Interns

Underserved Populations Track

2019-2020 (current) Ruben Tinajero and Samantha Reznik

Photo of Ruben Tinajero Ruben Tinajero, M.S., (Monday afternoon telemedicine clinic) is a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at the University of Utah where he has obtained specialized clinical and research training in health psychology. He is currently completing his pre-doctoral internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Ruben graduated from UCLA with a double major in psychology and history and a minor in labor and workplace studies. Additionally, he obtained a master's degree in psychology from the University of Utah. Ruben is bilingual in English-Spanish.
Photo of Sam J. Reznik Samantha (Sam) J. Reznik, M.A., (Tuesday afternoon telemedicine clinic) is a clinical psychology doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Her interests include mental health services for underserved populations and individuals with severe mental illness. She is currently completing an HRSA-funded pre‐doctoral internship at The University of Kansas Medical Center. Sam graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Cognitive Science. She received her master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arizona.


2018-2019 Angela Gutierrez and Jaime Williams
2017-2018 Guillermo Wippold
2016-2017 Bethany Aiena and Catherine Rowe
2015-2016 Kimberly Fleming and Savannah Geske
2014-2015 Brandy Baczwaski and Suzanne Heflin
2013-2014 Stephanie Donnelly and Lauren Spears
2012-2013 Aimee Deliramich and Jessica Hamilton

Visit the Predoctoral Internship program at the KU School of Medicine.

Interns with Staff

SEKMHC Intern Visit 3.12.20

On March 12th, Dr. Edward (Ned) Hunter, Professor and Director of Training in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of Kansas Medical Center, 2019-2020 KUMC predoctoral Psychology interns Samantha Reznik and Ruben Tinajero, and Dr. Shawna Wright, Associate Director of KU Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth, were able to visit several sites of the Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center (SEKMHC) sites in Iola, Humbolt, Chanute, and Yates Center. Under the Clinical Director, Dr. Doug Wright, SEKMHC provides mental health services in rural and underserved populations and is the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) approved sites. The interns work on an Underserved Populations program under an HRSA grant that seeks to train interns who will do their part to reduce health disparities and address cultural, economic and geographic barriers to healthcare. Since 2012, KUCTT has worked with the KUMC Division of Psychology of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences to support telemedicine interns in an underserved population track, where telemedicine is often more able to help reach these populations. This visit gave the interns a chance to visit a rural mental health center to see how it works and meet rural professionals dedicated to health care.

Interns with Staff
Thrive Allen County is the largest and most prominent rural health advocacy organization in Kansas. We work relentlessly to make Allen County the healthiest rural community in the state, a community that thrives both physically and fiscally. (left to right) Dr. Ned Hunter, Interns Samantha Reznik and Ruben Tinajero, Lisse Regehr, Thrive Allen County CEO, Dr. Shawna Wright, Dr. Doug Wright.

Interns with Staff
Dr. Hunter and the interns visit with SEKMHC Clinical Director, Dr. Doug Wright, at the Iola SEKMHC. (left to right) Dr. Ned Hunter, Interns Samantha Reznik and Ruben Tinajero, Dr. Doug Wright.

Interns also visited the Yates Center Elementary School (where SEKMHC has a therapist embedded). (left to right) Carol Stuber, School Counselor (not SEKMHC staff), intern Ruben Tinajero, Dr. Ned Hunter, Dr. Doug Wright, intern Samantha Reznik.
Interns also visited the Yates Center Elementary School (where SEKMHC has a therapist embedded). (left to right) Carol Stuber, School Counselor (not SEKMHC staff), intern Ruben Tinajero, Dr. Ned Hunter, Dr. Doug Wright, intern Samantha Reznik.

Last modified: Mar 13, 2020
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