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Edward Hunter, Ph.D.

Edward Hunter portrait
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
ehunter@kumc.edu

Professional Background

Edward E. Hunter, Ph.D., ABPP is a Professor, Director of Training in the Division of Psychology, and Associate Psychology Division Director.

He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Auburn University in 1984 and did his internship at Baylor College of Medicine. He also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in family therapy at The Houston Child Guidance Center with other post-doctoral training in clinical interventions and testing with adults and children at West Oaks Hospital-The Psychiatric Institute of Houston. He is a board certified (ABPP) clinical psychologist

His activities include the design of the curriculum and clinical rotation structure for the clinical psychology internship, as well as oversight of the post- doctoral fellowships and practicums in the Division of Psychology. He supervises residents in psychotherapy and teaches residents, medical students and psychology trainees in their core didactics. He has published in major peer-reviewed journals on a variety of topics and presents at national conferences.

His clinical work is predominantly with outpatients. He utilizes the most up to date evidence-based approaches to psychological intervention, and conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations using psychological and neuropsychological tests.

Dr. Hunter's clinical interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Anxiety Disorders such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder, as well as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorder such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Adjustment Disorder, and Somatoform Disorders.

Education and Training
  • BA, Psychology, Pfeiffer College, Misenheimer, North Carolina
  • MS, Clinical Psychology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Psychology-Family Therapy Emphasis, Houston Child Guidance Center, Houston, Texas
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Adult and Child Clinical Psychology, West Oaks Psychiatric Institute of Houston, Houton, TX
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Edward Eugene Hunter, Missouri Division of Professional Registration
  • Edward Eugene Hunter, State of Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Professional Affiliations
  • American Psychological Association Education Advocacy Program, Federal Education Advocacy Coordinator Summit, Invited Coordinator, 2018 - 2018
  • Kansas Psychological Association, Kansas Psychological Association, Treasurer, 2018 - Present
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine, Faculty Council, Member, 2018 - 2021
  • American Psychological Association Education Advocacy Program, American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation, Site Visitor for Internship Programs, 2017 - Present
  • American Psychological Association Education Advocacy Program, HRSA Behavioral Health Virtual Conference, Moderator for the HRSA Behavioral Health Virtual Conference, 2017 - Present
  • American Psychological Association Education Advocacy Program, Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training, Member, 2017 - 2017
  • American Psychological Association Education Advocacy Program, Academic and Community Partnership Team, Member, 2017 - 2017

Research

Overview

Dr. Hunter is currently the Project Director of a HRSA grant providing training to psychology interns titled "The Concentric Training Model to Prepare Predoctoral Psychology Interns to Provide Services to Underserved Populations".