Psychology Training Programs
The Psychology Training Programs at Children's Mercy Kansas City focus on delivering services to children, adolescents, and their families, as well as providing support to other caregivers and community providers who regularly interact with children. The training program is located within the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Pediatrics. The Developmental and Behavioral Sciences clinic is an on-site, hospital-based multidisciplinary clinic. This location provides the trainee with a wide variety of professional experiences in a major children's hospital. The training program is strongly supported by and integrated into the Department of Graduate Medical Education at Children’s Mercy. Children’s Mercy Kansas City offers all areas of subspecialty care currently recognized in the field of pediatrics and serves patients from a variety of socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Children’s Mercy Kansas City serves a four-state region and is nationally ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
In order to support our program philosophy, the following represent the student’s training goals:
- Learn how to assess and conceptualize psychological functioning in a diverse range of children and presenting problems.
- Gain experience in the provision of effective psychological intervention.
- Gain clinical experience in the practice of consultation.
The psychology training program aims to provide an integrated, individually-tailored, balanced and coordinated series of learning experiences that will serve the aspiring professional psychologist with opportunities to:
- Practice and expand on previously-held knowledge and learned skills
- Develop new skills and knowledge
- Experience personal and professional growth, contributing to the emergence of a competent, scientist/practitioner professional psychologist
- Gain a working knowledge of the pediatric medical community