Marcus Alt, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Marcus Alt, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the KUMC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a licensed psychologist in the states of Kansas and Missouri. Dr. Alt is a member of the Onco-Psychology Program at the NCI-Designated University of Kansas Cancer Center primarily serving the community site locations.
Dr. Alt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with honors, from Creighton University (2005-2009). He then obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology (2009-2015) at University of Iowa. Dr. Alt completed his internship at the APA accredited site, St. Louis VA Healthcare System (2014-2015), focusing on behavioral medicine, primary care mental-health integration, psycho-oncology, and PTSD diagnostic evaluation. From 2015-2016, Dr. Alt served as the Onco-Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. He joined faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center in the fall of 2016. Dr. Alt is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS). Dr. Alt has clinical experience in general mental health, PTSD, and health psychology, specifically primary care, spinal cord injury, and oncology. He has research interests in mindfulness with chronic illness, impact of gender and sexual orientation on psychological distress, and relationships between multicultural factors and physical and psychological well-being. Dr. Alt has developed a mindfulness-based cancer care program for patients and family members coping with cancer diagnosis, and has partnered with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Turning Point serving the community. As a member of the Onco-Psychology program, Dr. Alt provides clinical services to cancer patients and their families at the University of Kansas Cancer Center Community Clinic locations. He offers psychotherapy and psychological assessment, utilizing empirically support treatment modalities for individuals coping with an array of psychological presentations. Dr. Alt actively participates in training as he regularly engages with practicum students, interns, and fellows in providing individual supervision and collaborating on research projects.