Clinical Child Psychology Fellowship
The KU School of Medicine–Wichita child psychology fellowship program provides advanced training in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families. Clinical training occurs in a multidisciplinary setting and provides opportunities for professional consultation and scholarly activity.
Clinical Training Experiences
Training in clinical child psychology occurs in several settings under the direction of three faculty supervisors (Nicole Klaus, Ph.D., ABPP; Kelli Netson, Ph.D., ABPP CN; Don Morgan, Ph.D., ABAP). Training experiences include:
KU Wichita Outpatient Child Psychology Clinic
Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic
Via Christi Behavioral Health Adolescent Inpatient Unit
Wesley Children's Hospital Consultation Service
The purpose of this fellowship is the development of core competencies necessary for the independent practice of clinical psychology with children and families. Training goals include:
Didactics and Supervision
The clinical child psychology fellow is a member of the interdisciplinary child and adolescent treatment team, which includes a child and adolescent psychologist, a pediatric neuropsychologist, a child psychology intern, psychiatric nurse practitioner, and a child psychiatrist. Supervision is provided by the psychology faculty. The fellow will also have the opportunity to provide supervision to interns and graduate students, and receive guidance in developing clinical supervision skills. The fellow participates in several seminars:
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.
This monthly meeting includes an article presentation by psychiatry residents with opportunities for trainees to collaborate and share their research expertise. It is attended by psychology 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, psychology trainees, and faculty members.
Additional didactic experiences include conferences and local workshops on relevant topics.
The fellow will select a scholarly project in consultation with the supervising psychologist. This project may take a variety of forms depending on fellow interests. Examples of potential scholarly activity may include:
In addition to the scholarly activity, the fellow will be encouraged to prepare their dissertation or other graduate work for publication.
Fellowship Stipend and Benefits
The stipend for the KU School of Medicine–Wichita Child Psychology Fellow is projected to be $48,000 (pending budget approval). Individual health insurance is provided with a waiting period of 30 days accruing from the beginning of the first full month after hire. FICA and income tax will be withheld; sick leave and administrative leave are provided. The fellow is provided with an individual desk, telephone and computer. Standard MS Office and PASW (formerly SPSS) are available to fellows. Administrative support staff manages all billing, insurance, and scheduling.
Child and Adolescent Training Faculty
Adult Clinical Faculty
Address inquiries to:
Nicole Klaus, Ph.D. ABPP
KU School of Medicine-Wichita
1010 N Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214