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Clinical Child Psychology Residency

We offer an exceptional training experience tailored to your interests and career goals.

About the Clinical Child Psychology Residency

This unique training opportunity newly established in the 2020-21 academic year provides residents with advanced clinical experience, gives them the flexibility to pursue their areas of interest, and allows them gain important supervisory and teaching experience.

We are pursuing accreditation by the American Psychological Association.

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The goal of this postdoctoral residency position is to provide a unique and relevant practitioner-scholar training experience in clinical child psychology.

Core competencies

Our residents are expected to demonstrate critical skills and abilities, including:

  • Assessments of cognitive and emotional/behavioral functioning
  • Individual psychotherapy and behavioral health interventions to individuals who have a wide range of psychiatric illnesses including:
    • Major depressive disorder
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Anxiety
    • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder
    • Psychosis
    • Bipolar mood disorder
    • Other medical diagnoses

Training information

Our residency includes a mix of clinical and academic service activities, including:

  • Providing care to patients with psychiatric diagnoses and psychosocial issues in outpatient and inpatient settings
  • Supervising and teaching psychology interns, medical students, residents and child and adolescent fellows

Residents in this postdoctoral training program are primarily based at The University of Kansas Health System Marillac Campus.

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.

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

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We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes:

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


  • U.S. citizen or eligible for and pursuing U.S. citizenship
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology or related degree from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association 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

Preferred qualifications

  • Extensive experience or knowledge base in relevant areas of child and adolescent psychology, cognitive psychology, and health psychology, and empirically supported interventions
  • Work experience/formal clinical training in medical/hospital settings
  • Demonstrated ability to provide psychological assessment and interventions with individuals and families of individuals with a various psychiatric and medical disorders

Application materials
To be considered for our residency, please provide the following application materials:

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

Application deadline: December 8, 2021
Start date:
September 1, 2022

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For questions and more information, candidates may contact:

Tyler Droege, Psy.D., Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
c/o Charlotte Iannaci, Training Program Administrator
University of Kansas Medical Center, MS 4015
3901 Rainbow Blvd
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

Tyler Droege, Psy.D.
Program Director

Danielle Johnson, Ph.D.
Secondary Program Supervisor 

Charlotte Iannaci
Training Program Administrator

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