Clinical Rotation Descriptions

Psychology Internship Program Rotations/Placements
(Projected for 2015-2016)

All interns will participate in the following full rotations (three months each):

  1. Inpatient Adult Psychiatry (Supervisor: Albert "Buddy" Poje, Ph.D.)
  2. Inpatient Child Psychology/Psychiatry (may include KU Hospital medically ill patients and Developmental Disabilities Program) (Supervisor: Teri Smith, Ph.D., & others)

All interns will participate in Consultation/Liaison activities in the KU Hospital.

All interns will choose two full elective rotations (three months each) from among:

  1. Cancer Center (Supervisor: Meagan Dwyer, Ph.D.)
  2. Osawatomie Seriously Mentally Ill rotation (tentative) (Supervisor:  Aleen Dennis, Ph.D.)
  3. Neurorehabilitation Program (Supervisor: Monica Kurylo, Ph.D., ABPP)
  4. Primary Care Rotation/Consultation/Liaison in KU Hospital (Supervisor:  Wendi Born, Ph.D.)

All interns will carry at least eight to twelve outpatients which may be from the outpatient psychiatry clinic, telemedicine, or other outpatient programs.

All interns will use the following guidelines:

  1. Patients should include very low income and uninsured patients, rural, underserved, and/or individuals from medically underserved communities or health professional shortage areas. 
  2. Patients should include minorities.
  3. Patients should include vulnerable populations from at least half of the following categories:  chronically mentally ill, chronically ill, homeless, HIV/AIDS, victims of abuse or trauma, substance abuse, homeless people, people with disabilities, unemployed, poverty level income, or other approved groups).

Underserved track interns:

  1. These interns will receive specialized training in the Telemedicine (Supervisors:  Elizabeth Penick, Ph.D., ABPP; Eve-Lynn Nelson, Ph.D.) and will devote at least four hours per week to outpatient service delivery though the telehealth delivery system throughout the year.  These hours may be considered outpatient hours, although interns should carry some outpatients in the outpatient psychiatry clinic.
  2. Underserved track interns' patients will include at least 40% who are individuals from medically underserved communities or health professional shortage areas, chronically mentally ill, chronically ill, homeless, HIV/AIDS, victims of abuse or trauma, substance abuse, homeless, people with disabilities, and/or unemployed, very low income and/or uninsured.
  3. Underserved track interns will participate in the mentoring Program for minority and/or disadvantaged high school students interested in careers in healthcare (Health Careers Pathways Program).
  4. Underserved track interns will also participate in the Area Health Education Center's programming. (Director:  Mary Beth Warren, R.N.):  Interns will prepare and present at least one educational offering to rural providers, consumers, or other public groups involving traveling to a rural setting or otherwise underserved area for needs assessment and presentation.  These interns may elect to do a more focused concentration in such educational activities to rural or otherwise underserved Kansans.
  5. Underserved interns will also participate in the Touring Activity which will involve visits to multiple sites such as rural health and mental health centers and Native American reservations.

Underserved interns will choose participation in one of the following placements/programs:

  1. Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (Director:  Ashley Coleman, LMSW;  Supervisor:  Elizabeth Penick, Ph.D., ABPP)
  2. Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved Smoking Cessation Program (Director:  Kimber Richter, Ph.D.)
  3. Rural Breast Cancer Survivor Program (Supervisor: Christie Befort, Ph.D.)
  4. Osawatomie State Hospital (tentative) (Full rotation) Director/Supervisor: Aleen Dennis, Ph.D.

Description of Rotations and Activities

Last modified: Aug 21, 2014
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