OUTPATIENT FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAM
Core Training Components
Additional Training Components
Two 12-month postdoctoral fellowships in Forensic Psychology, beginning September 1, 2017, are offered through the Outpatient Department of Forensic Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Medicine, in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Mental Health and Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Upon completion of the training program, Fellows will have satisfied clinical and supervisory requirements for licensing as a psychologist in the State of Missouri.
Fellows complete court-ordered mental examinations of criminal defendants under the supervision of licensed psychologists and present expert witness testimony. Through these examinations, Fellows compose reports to the court that address: competency to stand trial, competency restoration, criminal responsibility, diminished capacity, pre-sentencing issues, sexually violent predator status, and risk of violence.
In addition to serving on the hospital ethics committee, Fellows attend and present at hospital-wide grand rounds, case conferences, and journal clubs. Opportunities to participate in clinical programming, including providing individual and group treatment, are available. In addition to serving on the hospital ethics committee, Fellows attend and present at hospital-wide grand rounds, case conferences, and journal clubs.
Fellows practice under the supervision of licensed psychologists. Fellows serve as primary supervisors for medical students and psychiatric residents, and Fellows provide supervision to psychology pre-doctoral interns.
Police Training in Crisis Intervention:
Center for Behavioral Medicine has a comprehensive
This training occurs three or four times per year, and Psychology Residents
have the opportunity to attend lectures and/or observe crisis reenactment
role plays which focus on effective strategies in dealing with crisis.