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Residency in Advanced Clinical Psychology

Learn more about our Residency in Advanced Clinical Psychology.

About the Fellowship in Advanced Clinical Psychology 

This specialty training position combines advanced clinical experience within psychiatric and medical settings with the opportunity to supervise and train psychology graduate students, interns and medical students, and work alongside psychiatry and medical residents in training.

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This postdoctoral residency provides a unique and relevant practitioner-scholar training experience in advanced clinical psychology.

Core competencies

As a result of this training experience, our residents will develop the following competencies:

  • Perform assessments of cognitive and emotional/behavioral functioning
  • Provide individual psychotherapy and behavioral health interventions to individuals who have a wide range of psychiatric illnesses, including, but not limited to:
    • Schizophrenia
    • Bipolar mood disorder
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder
    • Major depressive disorder
    • Addictions
    • Intellectual/developmental disability
    • Personality disorders
    • Other relevant medical conditions (e.g., neurological, cardiac, endocrine, etc.) and complications, including, but not limited to:
      • Suicide attempt
      • Mental status changes
      • Treatment noncompliance
      • Capacity determinations

Training information

As part of the training experience, our residents provide clinical services at multiple sites across The University of Kansas Health System in the Kansas City metropolitan area. They collaborate with several experts, including:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Other professionals as applicable

Clinical services will be provided within multiple sites throughout The University of Kansas Health System. Training sites will include inpatient psychiatric units, inpatient and outpatient hospital units, and ambulatory clinics. Inherent in these experiences are ample learning opportunities regarding the dynamic interplay of medicine and psychiatric illness.

Engaging in relevant research activities is encouraged but isn’t a primary component of the residency. To ensure a well-rounded experience, residents participate advanced didactics offered by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and KU Medical Center. Training is also provided in other important professional skills including interdisciplinary practice and advocacy.

Candidates will receive supervision toward licensure in the state of Kansas and are required to obtain provisional licensure in Kansas.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences strives for inclusiveness and diversity. Applications are sought from qualified persons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, genetic information or veteran status.

How to apply

We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package that includes:

  • Paid holidays
  • Health insurance
  • Vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Authorized leave for conferences


  • U.S. citizenship with a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology or related degree from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association or an equivalent graduate program that includes completion of an internship accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • All degree requirements, including dissertation defense, must be completed prior to beginning the fellowship

Application materials

  • A letter of interest
  • Current CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Graduate transcripts
  • A clinical work sample

Application deadline: January 20, 2022
Start date:
September 1, 2022

To apply or for more information, please contact:

Albert B. Poje, Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
University of Kansas Medical Center, MS 4015
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160


Residency leadership
Edward E. Hunter, Ph.D., ABPP,
Director of Training, Psychology Division

Monica Kurylo, Ph.D., ABPP
Director, Division of Psychology

Albert B. Poje, Ph.D.
Program Director

Charlotte Iannaci
Training Program Administrator

More about the Advanced Clinical Psychology Fellowship

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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

University of Kansas Medical Center
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Mailstop 4015
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6433
Fax: 913-588-6414