The Clinical Psychology Graduate Training Program at the University of Kansas was established in the mid 1940s, and was represented at the original Boulder Conference. The program has been continuously accredited since 1949, and was among the first wave of clinical programs to be accredited by the APA. The Program is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science and the Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Programs.
The program adheres to the Boulder Model and strives to not only strike a balance between the scientist and practitioner features of clinical psychology, but also focuses on the integration of science and practice. We believe that competent clinical practitioners must understand, appreciate, and apply the science associated with effective clinical interventions, and that competent clinical researchers must have first-hand experience with clinical disorders that is both broad and in-depth. Accordingly, we aim to produce professionals who demonstrate mastery of knowledge in the field of scientific psychology and who will have (1) the ability to generate new scientific knowledge and theory related to the field of psychology, and (2) can make independent contributions to the evolving base of skills and scientific knowledge required for clinical practice. Moreover, our objective is to train graduates who approach all their work from a strong ethical foundation