With the first psychology Masters students graduating from University of Kansas in the 1920’s, it’s safe to say that the state has a long history in the study and practice of psychology. Today, the University of Kansas fosters over 1,200 undergraduate majors and nearly 125 graduate students at its Lawrence campus. It is one of two higher educational institutions – the other being Wichita State University – that offer APA-accredited doctoral programs in psychology.

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Psychology candidates in Kansas must hold a doctoral degree, complete a supervised work experience, and pass the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP).

Psychologist Licensing in Kansas

Licensed psychologists in Kansas are permitted to do the following:

  • Provide counseling to individuals with adjustment or emotional issues
  • Diagnose and treat mental disorders
  • Teach and perform research in the area of psychology

Licensing Authority in Kansas

The Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board issues licenses and regulates psychologists in the state.

Psychologist licensure candidates in Kansas must have completed the following steps:

Graduated with a doctoral degree in psychology

Completed a supervised professional experience

Passed the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP)

Other Licensing Criteria
  • The doctoral program must be housed in a regionally accredited university and be approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) or meet Kansas state standards. At least 24 semester hours must be completed in residency. The faculty-to-student ration must be no more than 1:15. At least 60 of the 90 required semester hours must be in academic coursework (not dissertations, practicums, or internships).

  • At least three semester hours of coursework are required in: individual differences in behavior; human development; dysfunctional behavior or psychopathology; professional, ethical, legal and quality assurance principles and standards; and methods of diagnosis. Additionally, nine semester hours of assessment and 15 semester hours of treatment interventions are required.

  • Two 1,800-hour years of supervised professional experience are required. At least 1,800 hours must be post-doctoral. At least 900 hours of the post-doctoral experience must be clinical hours and 180 hours must be spent providing general or nonclinical psychological services. At least one out of every 10 hours of the pre-doctoral internship and one out of every 20 hours of the post-doctoral experience must be directly supervised.

  • The EPPP must be passed with at least a 70% correct score.

Psychology Licensing Exams in Kansas

Psychologist candidates in Kansas must pass the national Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP).

Recognized Psychology Specializations in Kansas

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • School Psychology

Specialization Requirements

  • Candidate must meet all other licensure requirements
  • Candidate’s education must include at least two semesters of a coordinated practicum in his/her desired specialty

License Renewal

  • Licenses must be renewed biennially. Licensed psychologists must complete 50 hours of continuing education every two years. License holders must complete six hours of continuing education in Kansas mental health laws and regulations or risk management. At least three hours must be spent in continuing education related to professional ethics, and at least six in relation to the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.
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Salary and Employment Trends of Psychologists Practicing in Kansas

Growth and Employment Rate for Psychologists in Kansas vs Nationwide

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

Kansas Growth 9.6%

Psychologists, Other Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

Kansas Growth 10.9%

Number clinical, counseling and school psychologist and psychologists, other, employed 2014

Nationwide 115,810

Kansas Growth 1,250

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