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Tyler C. Droege, Psy.D.

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Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
tdroege@kumc.edu

Professional Background

Tyler Droege, Psy.D., is an assistant professor of psychology in the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and is a licensed psychologist in the State of Kansas.

Dr. Droege obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas Christian University followed by his Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He completed an APA-accredited internship at the Momentous Institute in Dallas, Texas, with a focus on child and adolescent psychology. Dr. Droege then became the Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Momentous Institute and continued to serve this community for the next four years as a Staff Psychologist and Assessment Coordinator. Dr. Droege continued his work with children overseas with the Department of Defense. For four years, he coordinated a multi-disciplinary team serving children from birth to age 18.

He joined the faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center in the summer of 2019 and serves as the Program Director for the Clinical Child Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship program.

Education and Training
  • BS, Psychology, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Child Psychology, Momentous Institute, Dallas, Texas
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Licensed Psychologist, State of Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Professional Affiliations
  • Greater Kansas City Psychological Association, Greater Kansas City Psychological Association, President Elect, 2020 - Present
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists, Member, 2012 - Present
  • American Psychological Association, Member, 2009 - Present

Research

Overview

Dr. Droege's research interests include trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, the impact of poverty on mental health, and program development. His clinical interests include behavioral and emotional dysregulation in children, childhood trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and psychological assessments. Dr. Droege's clinical work is with inpatient and outpatient children and families, providing therapy and conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations. He enjoys teaching applications of psychological science with children and regularly supervises and trains psychiatry resident physicians, medical students and psychology trainees.