Program Information: Division of Developmental and Behavioral Health; Section of Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1390
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Children's Mercy Kansas City
Department: Division of Developmental and Behavioral Health; Section of Psychology
Address: 2401 Gilliham Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Kansas City, MO-KS
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 816-234-3674
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Anna Egan
Chief Psychologist: Rebecca Johnson
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 44
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 36280
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): $ 500 book/educational allowance; $ 1500 travel to present as a first author of a research paper or poster with Children's Mercy involvement; $300 for moving expenses outside of the Kansas City area
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are expected to work from 8-5 pm each day. During the week, interns complete 6-7 half day clinics in their rotation experiences. Interns spend approximately one-half day a week devoted to didactic training and approximately two-half days for writing, scoring, reading, etc. Interns (and fellows) complete after hours call for approximately 7-8 weeks out of the year.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/1/2021
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/17/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2022
Interview process description:

Our virtual interviews will occur in early January (anticipated on the 10th and 11th) with each applicant spending a morning or afternoon with interviewers. During that time applicants will have individual interviews with small groups (usually 2 in a group) of faculty and meet with current interns and fellows.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: In the recent past, we have matched with students from Auburn University, Loyola University, PGSP-Standford, South Alabama University, Texas Tech University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Kansas, University of Louisville, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: Yes, by start of internship
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 200
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: Must pass necessary drug screening and background checks to work in a children's medical center.
Program Description

CMH is a tertiary care pediatric medical center. The psychology internship is housed within the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Health which incorporates psychology, psychiatry, and developmental pediatrics. The internship program offers two tracks. The Clinical Child Track includes a yearlong outpatient experience (with the option to participate in our summer treatment program for ADHD for the last 2 months of the year), a yearlong outpatient consultation experience in our primary care clinic, and a choice of 3 (4-month) clinical specialty rotations from the following: Behavioral pediatrics/ADHD, special needs/autism, feeding/elimination disorders, or eating disorders.  The Pediatric Track includes a yearlong inpatient consultation/liaison, a yearlong outpatient experience and 3 (4-month) medical specialty rotations: Integrated pain management, neuropsychology, and a selected medical subspecialty clinic. 

For general outpatient clinical experiences, we serve a diverse population with a wide variety of presenting problems, including ADHD, LD, behavioral problems, affective disorders, coping with medical conditions, and developmental disabilities/autism.  We have pediatric psychologists embedded in some of the following clinics: Endocrine, GI, Hematology/Oncology, Rehab Medicine, Pain Management, Nephrology, pulmonology and others. Interns are part of multidisciplinary teams that include a variety of medical and mental health professionals. 

An individualized research experience is offered for interns who have completed their dissertation requirements and are tailored to each intern's needs/interests and is supplementary to the intern's clinical training during the year.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: work with interpreters

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention:
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 91 91 90 76 108
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 30 30 30 30 37
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 3 3 3 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 2 3 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 8 24 11 15 14
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 28 46 57 30 53
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 3 3 3 4
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0