Program Information: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1954
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Kansas Medical Center
Department: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Address: Division of Psychology
3901 Rainbow Blvd. Mail Stop 4015
Kansas City, Kansas 66160
Country: United States
Metro Area: Kansas City, MO-KS
Distance from Major City: Program is in Kansas City, KS
Phone: 913-588-6463
Fax: 913-588-6414
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Medical School
  • Private General Hospital
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • Private Psychiatric Hospital
  • Psychology Department
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Edward Hunter
Chief Psychologist: Monica Kurylo
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 20
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 16
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2021
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Subsidized health insurance policies including dental are available through the organization; interns must carry health insurance. Interns may take three weeks of paid vacation and five professional days. Sick leave is in addition.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site On any given week, all interns will typically be engaged in activities related to their major rotations for 60% of their time with the rest taken up with other activities such as outpatients, elective activities such as evaluations for medical interventions, didactic training and supervision. Formal didactic activities generally take place on Fridays and range from 2 to 5 hours per week, with the higher numbers during the first quarter in order to best prepare the intern as they progress through the program.
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: 11/30/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/10/2021
Interview process description:

Note the above require field for Tentative Interview Date is the first of several interview dates as identified below:

After faculty review of all completed AAPI's, a smaller subset of candidates who are the most likely to be a good fit for our program will be invited for an all day virtual program presentation, interviews with faculty members and conversations with current trainees.   Interview dates for the 2022-23 academic year will occur Fridays, December 10, 2021, December 17, 2021, January 7, 2022 and January 14 2022.  Please check this website and the internship website for updated information about the form of the interviews.

On program orientation/interview days, we will use a platform for remote access.  Program orientation will begin at 8:00 AM, starting with a welcome and overview of the program by the Training Director.  There are generally six "visiting" applicants on a given day.  Applicants will next attend one of the didatic activities of the program.  Then, each applicant will have at least two but usually three individual interviews with different faculty members including the Director of Training and the Psychology Division Director.  Candidates will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the internship with current interns and other trainees including postdoctoral fellows.  Activities are generally completed by 3:00-3:30 PM. 

Appicants are welcome to follow up their visit by corresponding with the Training Director, faculty members or current interns with any further questions that may help in their ranking decision.   

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of South Carolina, University of California- San Diego/San Diego State University, University of West Virginia, University of Miami, University of Florida, Duke University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Arizona, University at Albany- SUNY, University of Kansas, University of Iowa, University of Missouri, George Mason University, University of Utah, Iowa State University, University of Memphis, University of Mississippi, University of South Dakota, University of North Dakota, University of Tennessee, East Carolina University, East Tennessee State University, Seattle Pacific University, Chatham University, Palo Alto University, University of Missouri- Kansas City,
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: No
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: Yes, by ranking deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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
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:
Program Description

Interns in our program receive broadly-based training at this major academic medical center.  We aim to develop individuals who establish excellent working relationships with patients, competently provide evidence-based assessments and interventions, work well with others in fast-paced interdisciplinary environments, and reflect the highest professional standards. The program provides core training in inpatient and outpatient adult and child psychiatry and a very broad exposure to health psychology such as integrated primary care, substance use disorders, onco-psychology, and neurorehabilitation psychology.  The program will provide outstanding preparation for work in an academic medical center or other interdisciplinary medical settings.  There are two tracks, the Comprehensive Track and the Underserved Populations Track.  There is substantial overlap between the tracks and intern cohorts on both tracks work closely together. 

Comprehensive Track.  The Comprehensive Track offers a very broad range of mental health and health psychology exposures within an academic medical center setting. 

 Required and elective rotations and activities on this track are as described below:

Interns will participate in the following full (three month) rotations.

  1. Inpatient Adult Psychiatry Unit
  2. Inpatient Child Psychiatry Unit

Interns will choose two full elective rotations (three months each) from among:

  1. Cancer Center
  2. Neurorehabilitation Unit
  3. Primary Care Clinics

Interns will carry approximately 12 outpatients in the outpatient Psychiatry Clinic throughout the year.

Interns may elect a specialized mini-rotation in Psychosocial Evaluations for Medical Interventions Program or other specialty clinics, and may receive some exposures in pain management, neurology, and the bariatric program. 

Underserved Populations Track.  The Underserved Populations Track also offers a very broad range of mental health and health psychology exposures within an academic medical center setting with outreach into the community.  It is intended for the intern who wants broadly-based training, but who foresees their career path including working in underserved communities such as rural or other underserved communities.

Underserved Populations Track interns will participate in the following full rotations (three months each):

  1. Inpatient Adult Psychiatry at KUMC
  2. Inpatient Child Psychiatry at KUMC
  3. Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHCSEK) Primary Care with Substance Use Disorders emphasis.

Underserved Populations Track interns will choose an additional full elective rotation (three months each) from among:

  1. Cancer Center
  2. Neurorehabilitation Program
  3. Primary Care

Underserved Populations Track interns will carry approximately 12 outpatients throughout the year in the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at KUMC.

Underserved Populations Track interns will also: 

  1. Receive specialized training in, and clinical experience with, the KU Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth system.
  2. Participate in the Area Health Education Center’s programming or other outreach program (Interns will prepare and present an educational offering to rural or other underserved area consumers, providers or the public).
  3. Participate in the Underserved Populations Touring Activity which will involve visits to multiple sites including FQHC’s, underserved community mental health centers, substance abuse clinics, and/or state hospital.
  4. Participate in a mini rotation in the Addiction Treatment Center at KUMC.

All interns receive extensive didactic training emphasizing clinical application.  Didactics feature evidence-based practice, cultural competency and humility, and special topics such as health disparities and access barriers.  There is a strong focus on developing an excellent knowledge of many medical conditions.  A special seminar and experiential activities are exclusively devoted to diversity training.  Interns receive training in supervision, educate other trainees in multidisciplinary settings, and present in a didactic format.  All interns also work with a mentor to design and carry on a program evaluation.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: Underserved Populations

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Primary Care: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: Note: Experiences Described Above Vary Based on Electives


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

Note for all training areas, the amount of exposures, experiences, emphases, and major areas of study vary depending on electives.  Please check with the program or review the description of program to gain an understanding of what these percentages actually reflect for the training experiences.

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: 54 72 72 73 79
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 24 24 24 24 24
Total number of interns: 4 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 5 6 5 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 1 0 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 5 4 5 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 2 1 2
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 15
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 70
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: 4 3 6 5 5
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 1 0 1 1 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 1 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 3 3 5 5 5
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 1
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