Welcome to the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas!

We're glad you're here. The Clinical Child Psychology Program (CCPP) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) as a training program leading to the Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in the area of Clinical Psychology with a Child Emphasis.*

Our mission is to develop leaders in the research, dissemination, and practice of psychological clinical science for children, youths, and their families.

We hope you find the information on these pages helpful. The navigation panel above will direct you to information about our mission, faculty and student research areas, admissions process, student opportunities, and events. Please also visit us on Facebook to keep up with our most current events.

Recent CCPP Faculty/Student Publications

  • Mosconi, M.W., Mohanty, S., Greene, R., Cook, E.H., Vaillancourt, D.E.,& Sweeney, J.A. (2015). Feedforward and feedback motor control abnormalities implicate cerebellar dysfunctions in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(5), 2015-2025. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2731-14.2015
  • Mitchell, T., Amaro, C., & Steele, R.G. (2016).  Pediatric weight management interventions in primary care settings: A meta-analysis.  Health Psychology. doi: 10.1037/hea0000381
  • Vernberg, E.M., Hambrick, E.P., Cho, B. & Hendrickson, M.L. (2016), Positive Psychology and Disaster Mental Health: Strategies for Working with Children and Adolescents. Journal of Clinical Psychology. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22289
  • Jackson, Y., Gabrielli, J, Fleming, K, Tunno, A. M., & Makanui, K. P. (2014). Untangling the relative contribution of maltreatment severity and frequency to type of behavioral outcome in foster youth. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38(7), 1147–1159. Link to article on Science Direct.
  • Keeley, J.W., Reed, G.M., Roberts, M.C., Evans, S.C., Medina-Mora, M.E.M., Robles, R.,... & Saxena, S. (2016). Developing a science of clinical utility in diagnostic classification systems: Field study strategies for ICD-11 Mental and Behavioural Disorders. American Psychologist, 71, 3-16. doi.org/10.1037/a0039972
  • Fite, P. J., Cooley, J. L., Williford, A., Frazer, A., & DiPierro, M. (2014). Parental school involvement as a moderator of the association between peer victimization and academic performance. Children and Youth Services Review, 44, 25-32.  DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.05.014
  • Brannon, E. E., & Cushing, C. C. (2015). “Is there an app for that?”: Toward translational science of pediatric behavior change. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(4), 373-384.  doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsu108

CCPP In the News

CLAS News Release about Dr. Yo Jackson's NIMH-Funded Study on children's stress and resilience.  Click here for the news release.

CLAS News Release about Dr. Matt Mosconi's appointment as Director of KCART.  Click here for the news release. 

CCPP Faculty Member Paula Fite receives the Steeples' Service to Kansans Award. Click here for the full story. 

CCPP Faculty member Michael Roberts honored as "Pioneer" in field of Pediatric Psychology. Click here for the JPP Article. 

CCPP Faculty Member Paula Fite discusses her anti-bullying work in the Kansas Public Schools on KCUR (Kansas City Public Radio). Click here for the full story: http://www.kcur.org/post/ku-researchers-developing-model-anti-bullying-policy


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