Clinical Health Psychology Track

Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Program Type: 
Curriculum/Track
Education Level: 
Graduate
Educational Elements: 
Lecture/Didactic
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). 

Evaluated: 
Yes
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
Physicians: 
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Pediatrics
Nursing: 
Nurse Practitioners
Registered Nurses
Licensed Practical Nurses
Pharmacy: 
Ambulatory Care
Internal Medicine
Pediatrics
Social Work: 
Psychiatric social work
Medical social work
Psychology: 
Clinical
Clinical Health
Additional: 
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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