Psychology Internship

The KUSM–W clinical psychology internship, which is part of the Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship Program (WCPIP), offers two tracks, providing specialized focus in:

 

Clinical Neuropsychology

Clinical Child Psychology

 

Please note that each track has a separate match ID number. Applicants may apply for the one track that best matches their training needs and interests.

 

Clinical Neuropsychology Internship Track

Match # 130816

This internship is structured to provide generalized training in clinical psychology while preparing trainees to obtain a two-year neuropsychology postdoctoral residency and eventual board certification in neuropsychology. Interns gain experience and training in a broad array of inpatient and outpatient services, including:

  • Neuropsychological evaluations across the lifespan, from infants to geriatric populations, with primary focus on adult and geriatric
  • Consultation/Liaison services at area hospitals
  • Inpatient evaluations on a geriatric psychiatric unit and an adult psychiatric unit
  • Competency/Capacity evaluations
  • Medico-legal and forensic neuropsychology

 

Additional experiences that may be available depending on patient need and funding availability include:

  • Epilepsy neuropsychology including video EEG consultation, pre-surgical evaluations, WADA procedures and awake craniotomies for lobectomy and tumor removal
  • Return to Work and Fitness for Duty evaluations
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Program development and organization of new population-specific clinics

An important part of the training experience for the intern is the day of placement at another one of the WCPIP sites with a primary focus on psychotherapy.  These sites include:

  • Prairie View
  • South Central Mental Health Center
  • Wichita State University Counseling and Testing Center

During the first week of internship, trainees tour these sites and choose their switch rotation with collaboration from their supervisor, based on their training needs.

Multidisciplinary interaction is an integral part of the practice of neuropsychology in a medical environment. A strength of this training program is its collaboration and opportunities for consultation with trainees from multiple disciplines. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences provides training for many disciplines including:

  • Pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology: neuropsychology emphasis
  • Pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology: child psychology emphasis
  • Two-year neuropsychology residency
  • Post-doctoral child clinical fellowship
  • Graduate training in neuropsychology and child and adolescent psychology for a local PhD program
  • Four-year general psychiatry residency
  • Psychiatry training for KUSM-W medical students
  • Practicum training for Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner

The aim of this internship is to provide clinical experiences and didactic educational opportunities that promote the development of competencies and prepare interns for neuropsychology residency and eventual practice and board certification in clinical neuropsychology.

Neuropsychology Clinical Experience

Training in neuropsychology occurs in several venues under the direction of four faculty adult neuropsychologists:

  • Lyle Baade, Ph.D., ABPP CN
  • Robin Heinrichs, Ph.D., ABPP CN
  • Ryan Schroeder, Psy.D., ABPP CN
  • Phillip Martin, Ph.D.

Along with our faculty pediatric neuropsychologist:

  • Kelli Netson, Ph.D., ABPP CN

 

Outpatient Evaluations

Adult evaluations occur with a broader-than-typical variety of neuropsychological insults and types of patients as our clinic has the only board certified neuropsychologistsinthe state (outside of Kansas City). Because of this, patients travel five hours or more to mattend appointments in our clinic. Referrals come from general physicians, neurologists, epileptologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, attorneys, insurance companies, business concerns and rehabilitation hospitals. Types of patients include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cerebrovascular disease and insult
  • Epilepsy
  • HIV
  • Parkinson's disease (including pre-surgical DBS evaluation)
  • Anoxic injury
  • Brain tumor
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Lewy Body disease
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Pain disorder
  • Somatization or conversion disorder
  • Forensic evaluations
    • Interns have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects including interview, test selection and report writing
    • When available, interns are invited to sit in on deposition of neuropsychology faculty members
    • Cases generally include forensic referrals involving civil litigation, Independent Medical Evaluations for insurance companies, Independent Educational Evaluations for due process in the school district, and some criminal litigation

Pediatric evaluations are conducted for genetic, developmental, neurologic, behavioral, and emotional disorders.  Interactions with developmental pediatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists, teachers, and special educators are frequent.  There is significant diversity with regard to race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, urban vs. rural dwelling, and educational background of patients and parents. Referrals come from pediatricians, neurologists, epileptologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, attorneys, insurance companies and schools. Referrals include:

  • Autism-spectrum disorders
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • 22p Deletion (i.e., velo-cardio-facial syndrome)
  • Spina bifida
  • OCD
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Specific learning disorders

Inpatient Consultation

Interns will also conduct inpatient neuropsychology consultations in local hospitals with adult and geriatric adult patients. Geriatric and consultation neuropsychology training is provided in collaboration with geriatric and consult liaison psychiatrist faculty members from KUSM-W while seeing patients at Via Christi hospitals and on the Senior Behavioral Health unit within Via Christi. Consultations are conducted with patients on:

  • General medical floors
  • Geriatric psychiatry unit
  • Adult psychiatry unit
  • Neurocritical care units
  • ICU
  • Rehabilitation units

These consultations frequently involve opinions regarding the patient's ability to make reasoned decisions regarding finances, healthcare and/or management of one's estate. Interns are trained in legal issues related to capacity and they are taught how to make decisions that will meet the burden necessary in a court of law.

Consultations also frequently involve providing recommendations regarding the level of care needed by the patient secondary to cognitive impairment, to assist with placement of the patient after dismissal from the hospital.  Special care is given to ensure the patient's safety while providing the greatest degree of independence in functioning. Some of these inpatients are subsequently seen for follow up evaluations in the outpatient clinic.

Training Expectations

It is expected that the intern will enter internship with significant prior training and experience in test administration. Although the intern will conduct some testing, the focus for this internship is on interviewing, interpretation of testing and other data, report-writing and feedback and therapy with patients and families. Primary competencies will be developed in:

  • Identifying how the evaluation can be most helpful to the patient, the patient's family and referring providers
  • Selecting, administering and interpreting assessment instruments that provide the best information about a patient's functioning
  • Oversight and utilization of Psychometrician services to obtain test data
  • Integration of all available data including developmental history, school records, social history, medical history and current factors
  • Detection of symptom magnification, fabrication and malingering and evaluation of the nature and quality of test responses on cognitive and psychological measures
  • Report and inpatient consultation writing targeted for the referral source (e.g. physician, attorney, licensing board)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of medical practitioners to ensure the best patient care including neurologist, neurosurgeons, primary care providers, psychiatrist and others
  • Providing feedback to the patient and family members in an accurate and therapeutic manner so that the patient's well being and safety are best aided

 

Didactics

The neuropsychology intern participates in a number of clinical and neuropsychology-related seminars including:

Clinical Psychology WCPIP Seminar

This two-hour weekly seminar features speakers presenting on a variety of clinical psychology topics in keeping with the American Psychological Association's guidelines for training doctoral post-graduate clinicians. Invited local and national speakers offer expertise on a range of therapy, assessment and treatment topics.

Clinical Neuropsychology Seminar

This weekly didactic training 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.

Neuropsychology Journal Club

Neuropsychology trainees are given a clinical scenario for which they must source relevant and recent journal articles to present to the group, with the goal of improving knowledge of current neuropsychology literature, and applying current research to clinical cases.

Psychiatry andBehavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

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

Geriatric/Consultation Seminar

This interdisciplinary seminar meets weekly and includes psychiatry residents, residents from other disciplines, medical students and pharmacology doctoral students along with neuropsychology, psychiatry and pharmacy faculty..

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.

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.

 

Additional didactics include annual conferences in Neurology, Stroke and Geriatrics. These meetings provide the intern with multiple opportunities to present clinical cases and research projects to a variety of audiences.

 

Research

Neuropsychology faculty members are involved in multiple ongoing research projects, and intern involvement is encouraged. Resources for research include existing databases with adult and geriatric clinical neuropsychological data, ongoing studies and a large amount of data available for use in studies conceptualized by interns.

  • Each intern is encouraged to participate in an ongoing research project with the goal of presenting a poster at one or more national conferences and/or submission for publication during their internship year.
  • Funding of $1,000 per year is available to interns who present research at a national neuropsychology conference on behalf of KUSM-W.

Visit our Research Page.

 

Internship Stipend and Benefits

  • The stipend at KUSM-Wichita for the Neuropsychology track intern is projected to be $24,000 for the year (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.
  • Liability insurance is provided and paid for by KUSM-W
  • FICA and income tax will be withheld; sick leave and administrative leave are provided.
  • The intern is provided with an individual desk, telephone and computer. Standard MS Office, PASW (formerly SPSS), and Dragon dictation programs are available to fellows. Administrative support staff manage all billing, insurance, and scheduling.
  • Funding of $1,000 per year is available to interns who present research at a national neuropsychology conference on behalf of KUSM-W.

 

Neuropsychology Faculty

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

Professor and Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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

Associate Professor

Licensed Psychologist, State of Kansas

Wichita State University, 2007

Primary Interests

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

 

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

 

Ryan W. 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

 

Phillip K. Martin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Licensed Psychologist, State of Kansas

Nova Southeastern University, 2014

Primary Interests

  • Adult Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Geriatric Neuropsychology

 

Clinical Psychology Faculty

Nicole Klaus, Ph.D., ABPP

Assistant Professor

Licensed Psychology, 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

 

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

Applications must be made through the Wichita Psychology Collaborative Internship Program. See their website for application information: http://wcpip.org/.

 

Address inquiries to:

Robin Heinrichs, Ph.D., ABPP CN
KU School of Medicine-Wichita
8533 E 32nd St N
Wichita, KS 67226
316-293-2850
rheinrichs@kumc.edu

 

Clinical Child Psychology Internship

Match # 130819

  

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.

Training Experiences

  • Providing outpatient intake evaluations and therapy for children and adolescents
  • Neuropsychological evaluations with children and adolescents
  • Adult experience available on switch day to other WCPIP training sites

To broaden the training experience for the intern, one day per week will be spent switching to another WCPIP site. These sites include Prairie View, Community Mental Health of Sedgwick County (COMCARE), 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.

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 CN.

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, andguestspeakers 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 child psychology 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 manages 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 and 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

 

Kelli 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

 

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

 

Adult Clinical Faculty

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

Professor and Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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 W. 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

Address inquiries to:

Robin Heinrichs, Ph.D., ABPP CN
KUSM-W
8533 E 32nd St N
Wichita, KS 67226
316-293-3850
rheinrichs@kumc.edu

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