The postdoctoral fellowships offered through the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology Division provide opportunities for the fellows to receive specialized training in an area or areas of expertise of psychologists on faculty in the Division of Psychology. Such areas may include, but are not limited to, psycho-oncology, neurorehabilitation psychology, psychology of psychiatric patients, or general health psychology. The postdoctoral fellowships offered are one year, full time training experiences.
The postdoctoral fellowships are designed also to meet licensure requirements for postdoctoral supervision as specified in the statutes for licensure through the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board in the State of Kansas. These requirements include 1800 hours of supervised experience by a Kansas Licensed Psychologist in a setting involving the provision of clinical psychological services which provides the fellow with contact with other disciplines, the opportunity to utilize a variety of theories, and the opportunity to work with a broad range of populations and techniques. At least 900 hours are spent providing clinical services, and individual supervision is provided at least one hour per 20 hours of clinical service provision. The detailed requirements for postdoctoral training for Kansas licensure are set forth in the statutes governing the practice of psychology in Kansas, which may be found on the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board website http://www.ksbsrb.org/psychologists.htm#registration, particularly statue 102-1-5a. While requirements should generally meet criteria for licensure in other states, we will work with incumbents who have any special requirements.
Postdoctoral fellowships in the Division are specialized and vary in their specific focuses based upon the expertise of given faculty or others at KU Medical Center who are sponsoring the fellowship.
Prerequisites for all post-doctoral fellows include a degree or completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree in clinical or counseling psychology and completion of a one year full time (or two year part-time) internship in clinical or counseling psychology at the doctoral level.