Clinical Health Psychology Track

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Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Program Type: 
Education Level: 
Educational Elements: 
Independent Study
Self Reflection Activities
Experiential not including services to patients
Experiential including clinical contact with patients
Program Description: 

The University of Kansas offers a clinical psychology program with a clinical health psychology track where students take courses in health psychology that cover the lifespan as well as two courses on integrated primary care in a variety of settings.  Students also complete a required practicum in a pediatric primary care setting and can take on additional advanced practicum in an integrated primary care clinic that serves uninsured and under-insured individuals in Douglas County, Kansas.  Practicum training involves assessment of patient outcomes and students are also trained in telemedicine.

Practicums for this program involve: pediatrics (behavioral pediatrics clinic, inpatient pediatric consultation service, outpatient pediatric subspecialty clinics, and telemedicine outreach clinic); rehabilitation medicine (rehabilitation psychology outpatient clinic and rehabilitation psychology inpatient consult service); and pain management services at the medical center (inpatient and outpatient consults). 

Program Results: 

This program is accredited by American Psychological Association for our general clinical program; the health psychology track is a member of Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Programs and has met their requirements for admittance.

Targeted Professions
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Nurse Practitioners
Registered Nurses
Licensed Practical Nurses
Ambulatory Care
Internal Medicine
Social Work: 
Psychiatric social work
Medical social work
Clinical Health
Medical Assistants
Patient Educators
Physician Assistants
Self-Reported Competencies
PCPCC’s Education and Training Task Force identified 16 interprofessional training competencies critical for preparing health professionals for practicing in team-based, coordinated care models such as patient-centered medical homes. Listed below are the self-reported competencies that this program has achieved, which have been organized by the five core features of a medical home as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Patient-Centered Care Competencies: 
Advocacy for patient-centered integrated care
Cultural sensitivity and competence in culturally appropriate practice
Development of effective, caring relationships with patients
Patient-centered care planning, including collaborative decision-making and patient self-management
Comprehensive Care Competencies: 
Assessment of biopsychosocial needs across the lifespan
Population-based approaches to health care delivery
Risk identification
Coordinated Care Competencies: 
Care coordination for comprehensive care of patient & family in the community
Health information technology, including e-communications with patients & other providers
Interprofessionalism & interdisciplinary team collaboration
Team leadership
Quality Care & Safety Competencies: 
Assessment of patient outcomes
Business models for patient-centered integrated care
Evidence-based practice
Quality improvement methods, including assessment of patient-experience for use in practice-based improvement efforts
Accessible Care Competencies: 
Promotion of appropriate access to care (e.g., group appointments, open scheduling)
Last updated November 15, 2013

* Please note: Information contained in this database is self-reported by representatives from each program. It does not represent an exhaustive list of education and training programs and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement from the PCPCC.


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