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

  • Cushing, C.C., Mitchell, T.B., Bejarano, C.M., Walters, R.W., Crick, C.J., & Noser, A.E. (2017). Bidirectional associations between psychological states and physical activity in adolescents: A mHealth pilot study. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsw099
  • Fite, P., Poquiz, J., Cooley, J., Stoppelbein, L., Becker, S., Luebbe, A., & Greening, L. (2016). Risk factors associated with proactive and reactive aggression in a child psychiatric inpatient sample. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38, 56-65. doi.org/10.1007/s10862-015-9503-0
  • Gudiño, O. G., Stiles, A. A., & Diaz, K. I. (2018). Violence exposure and psychopathology in Latino youth: the moderating role of active and avoidant coping. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 49(3), 468-479. doi: 10.1007/s10578-017-0767-3
  • Steele, R.G., Hall, J.A., & Christofferson, J.L. (2020). Conceptualizing digital stress in adolescents and young adults: Toward the develoment of an empirically based model.  Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 23(1), 15-26.  doi: 10.1007/s10567-019-00300-5  
  • 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
  • D'Cruz, A.-M., Mosconi, M.W., Ragozzino, M.E., Cook, E.H., & Sweeney, J.A. (2016). Alterations in the functional neural circuitry supporting flexible choice behavior in autism spectrum disorder. Translational Psychiatry, 6(10), e916. doi:10.1038/tp.2016.161

CCPP In the News

CCPP Alumna Dr. Erin Hambrick works with APA Division 56 (Trauma Psychology) to advocate for women who have been incarcerated and their children.  Click here for full report. 

News release about Dr. Matt Mosconi's NIMH-funded study investigating the neuromotor functioning in people with autism spectrum disorder.  Click here for full news release.  

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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*Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
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