Employment and Training Opportunities at KCCAT

Employment Opportunities | Practicum Opportunities

Employment Positions

We are pleased to announce an opening for a hard-working and enthusiastic individual to join the team at our busy and uniquely integrated specialty center! Excellent opportunity for an evidence-based professional with demonstrable training and experience with OCD, anxiety, mood, and related conditions. Training with children and families, a strong CBT orientation, and familiarity with exposure-based, behavioral (e.g., contingency management, habit reversal training), and cognitive/acceptance approaches is required; comfort providing services for both youth and adults is preferred.

We offer a fun and supportive team-staffing approach focused on high-quality, tailored care plans, a well-appointed working environment with flexible hours, and patient-centered decision making free of managed care. We strive to maintain a setting where our employees have opportunities to develop creative, rewarding, and long-term careers across life stages; ways of combining direct clinical work with additional scholarship and research activities exist depending on individual motivation and interests. Suitable candidates will be organized, self-disciplined, and work well as part of a team. Benefits for ¾+ time include paid health, life, and professional insurance, relocation assistance, and more. Potential for leadership and advancement for those interested and able to demonstrate a strong commitment and reliable leadership skills.

Kansas City metropolitan area, United States

Qualifications and Responsibilities
Required base qualifications include doctorate from an APA-accredited degree program and internship, and licensure-eligibility in Kansas and Missouri.

Exact appointment, responsibilities, and remuneration/benefit levels dependent on qualifications and final appointment. Primary activities will include participating in the delivery of all aspects of the center’s evidenced-based psychological services, assisting with supervision of trainees, and helping to develop, deliver, and promote center programing reflecting KCCAT’s strong treatment, research, and educational mission.

To Apply
Confidential initial inquiries are welcome! Individuals should submit curriculum vitae/resume and a letter of interest. Proceeding candidates will be required to supply 3 letters of recommendation and permission for speaking with these references.

Please send application materials to the attention of Lisa R. Hale, PhD, KCCAT's Founding Director, via email at careers@kcanxiety.com.

Note: Current opening is slated as a full-time Staff Psychologist position with start-date negotiable. Applications for other positions are also accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis as we consider ongoing development and staffing needs, including our ability to accommodate outstanding candidates at a postdoctoral training level. We are always happy to keep applications of fit on file for discussion and notification of any future openings.

Specialty Practicum Training for Graduate Students

Application deadline is February 13, 2017 for June 2017–May 2018 placements.

KCCAT's practicum consists of a training experience in specialized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy including Exposure/Response Prevention for OCD and anxiety disorders in children and adults. The program is intended for students currently enrolled in an APA–Accredited Psychology Doctoral program. This placement requires an average of 12-15 hours per week for a 12–month minimum. Flexible options for continued training years may then also be possible. The practicum is designed for advanced graduate students with particular interests in empirically–based treatments of moderate to severe internalizing disorders, including those accompanied by comorbid externalizing behaviors and other types of complicating features. In most cases, students are expected to have completed their initial two years of coursework, a class on empirically–supported treatments, and their initial practicum placements. Students gain experience in assessment techniques and the provision of CBT to individuals within the entire spectrum of anxiety disorders and comorbid conditions (e.g., depression, ADHD, oppositional behaviors, anxiety–exacerbated health conditions).

Participation occurs in progressive stages dependent upon student interests, time commitment, and successful mastery of therapeutic techniques. Students will initially observe evaluations and treatment sessions, then participate in the supervised practice of CBT/ERP techniques. Students will be expected to progress and “take the lead” in joint therapy sessions, with an ultimate goal of being able to conduct portions of treatment protocols more independently as assigned by faculty supervisors. Students take rotations in covering brief phone screen interviews (which may be completed from off–site). Students have opportunities to assist in the development and delivery of new clinical programs, support groups, and research projects at the center, as well as participate in presenting community workshops and lectures. Assigned readings and participation in KCCAT's weekly team meeting are required.

To Apply (Deadline of February 13, 2017 for June 2017–May 2018* Placements)
Interested applicants are asked to send a letter of fit and interest, current curriculum vitae (CV), and copy of their graduate transcript (unofficial okay). Final candidates will be asked to attend an on–site interview and supply 2–3 letters of recommendation (two minimum, at least one being from primary mentor and one from a clinical supervisor). Letters of recommendation should be provided directly from the writer and sent via email or US Mail.

Please send application materials to the attention of Katie D. Kriegshauser, PhD (Director of Research & Training):

  • Email: careers@kcanxiety.com
  • US Mail: KCCAT, Attn: Dr. Katie Kriegshauser, 10555 Marty Street Suite 100, Overland Park, KS 66212-2555

*Preferred participation date range; flexibility on start and end dates may possibly be considered on an individual basis. The minimum one year training commitment is a firm requirement of our setting.