Clinical Child Psychology Internship

This internship is structured to provide generalized training in clinical psychology while providing trainees with specialized training in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families. Interns will provide outpatient intake evaluations and therapy for children and adolescents, and will conduct neuropsychological evaluations with children and adolescents. Clinical experiences with an adult population will be available on the intern's switch day to other WCPIP agency. These sites include Prairie View, South Central Community Mental Health, and Wichita State University Counseling and Testing Center. During the first week of internship, trainees select their switch rotation based on their training needs and interests.

Faculty and intern offices are located at the KU Wichita Center for Health Care
Our intern shares an office with the Clinical Neuropsychology intern, as well as our current postdoctoral fellows

Clinical Experience

The intern’s clinical experience in this track will be approximately half therapy and half assessment.

Child psychotherapy experience will take place at the KUSM-W outpatient Child Clinic under the supervision of Nicole Klaus, PhD, ABPP. The intern will see patients with a variety of presenting complaints, including anxiety, mood, behavior, and adjustment issues. The intern will complete comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and develop treatment plans drawing on evidence-based treatment approaches. Training is provided in cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, parent management training, and other evidenced based psychotherapies.

Assessment experience will take place at the KUSM-W Neuropsychology Clinic under the supervision of Kelli Netson, PhD, ABPP.

Didactics and Supervision

The clinical child psychology intern is a member of the interdisciplinary child and adolescent treatment team, which includes a child and adolescent psychologist, a pediatric neuropsychologist, a child psychology fellow, psychiatric nurse practitioner, and a child psychiatrist. Supervision is provided by the psychology faculty and fellow.

The intern participates in several seminars:

Clinical Psychology WCPIP Seminar

This weekly two-hour seminar features speakers presenting on a variety of clinical psychology topics in keeping with the American Psychological Association’s guidelines for training doctoral level psychologists

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

Held bi-weekly, this seminar offers a variety of local and national speakers offering expertise on a range of mental health, medication, and medical topics.

Child Psychology Seminar

This bi-weekly seminar involves discussion and presentations by faculty and trainees on topics related to child and adolescent mental health.

Clinical Neuropsychology Seminar

This weekly didactic training experience focuses on preparation for board certification in neuropsychology. A rotating schedule of topical discussions led by faculty and trainees, review of written board exam preparation materials, mock oral board examinations, and guest speakers round out the experience. Click here for a sample syllabus.

Neuroscience Conference

The Neuroscience Conference is a biweekly interdisciplinary meeting for all practitioners in neuro-related practice that is attended by neurologists, neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, radiologists, residents, medical students and the neuropsychology team. Presentations are made by participants from the various fields of medical practice and typically include a clinical case. Recent topics include neuropsychological findings in bi-thalamic infarct, aneurysm coiling/clipping procedures, and differential diagnosis of suprasellar lesions.

Journal Club

This monthly meeting includes an article presentation by psychiatry residents with opportunities for neuropsychology trainees to collaborate and share their research expertise. It is attended by neuropsychology trainees, medical students, psychiatry residents, and faculty members.

Psychiatry Case Conference

Psychiatry residents present unique cases for discussion during this monthly meeting attended by residents, medical students, neuropsychology trainees, and faculty members.

Research

While the primary focus of the internship program is clinical training, research is ongoing within the department and opportunities for short-term projects are available.

Internship Stipend and Benefits

The stipend at KUSM-W for the Neuropsychology Intern is projected to be $24,000 for the year. Liability insurance is provided and paid for by KUSM. Individual health insurance is provided with a three-month waiting period. FICA and income tax will be withheld; sick leave and administrative leave are provided. Standard MS Office, PASW (formerly SPSS), and Dragon dictation programs are available to fellows. Administrative support staff manage all billing, insurance, and scheduling. Employment after the match is contingent on the incoming intern passing background checks conducted by KU School of Medicine.

Child & Adolescent Training Faculty

Nicole Klaus, Ph.D., ABPP

Assistant Professor

Licensed Psychologist, State of Kansas

The Ohio State University, 2006

Primary Interests:

    • Child and Adolescent Psychology
    • Coping with Suicidal Thoughts
    • Tele-therapeutic Interventions

C. Don Morgan, Ph.D. ABAP

Associate Professor

Licensed Psychologist, State of Kansas

AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

University of New Mexico, 1989

Primary Interests:

    • Psychological Evaluation
    • Marital and Sex Therapy

Kelli L. Netson, Ph.D., ABPP CN

Director of Psychology Clinic

Assistant Professor

Licensed Psychologist, State of Kansas

University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2008

Primary Interests:

    • Pediatric Neuropsychology
    • Clinical Neuropsychology
    • Medical Psychology

Adult Clinical Faculty

Lyle E. Baade, Ph.D., ABPP Cn

Interim Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Professor

Licensed Psychologist, State of Kansas

Florida State University, 1973

Primary Interests:

    • Clinical Neuropsychology
    • Forensic Neuropsychology
    • Geriatric Neuropsychology

Robin J. Heinrichs, Ph.D. ABPP CN

Director of Neuropsychology Training & Laboratory

Assistant Professor

Licensed Psychologist, State of Kansas

Wichita State University, 2007

Primary Interests:

    • Clinical Neuropsychology
    • Forensic Neuropsychology
    • Geriatric Neuropsychology
    • Rehabilitation Neuropsychology

Ryan Schroeder, Psy.D., ABPP CN

Assistant Professor

Licensed Psychologist, State of Kansas

Argosy University - Twin Cities, 2010

Primary Interests:

    • Clinical Neuropsychology
    • Forensic Neuropsychology
    • Geriatric Neuropsychology

Glenn Veenstra, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Licensed Psychologist, State of Kansas

AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Michigan State University, 1978

Primary Interests:

    • Emotional Neuroscience
    • Cognitive-emotional Therapy
    • Adult Interpersonal Therapy
    • Marital and Family Therapy
    • Forgiveness

Contact Us

Robin Heinrichs, Ph.D. ABPP CN | Kansas University School of Medicine - Wichita| 8533 E 32nd St N | Wichita, KS | 67226 | 316-293-3850 | rheinrichs@kumc.edu