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Larned State Hospital Receives ‘Excellent’ Rating for Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

For Immediate Release

May 31, 2018

For more information contact:
Angela de Rocha, Director of Communications
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

TOPEKA – The Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) has renewed Larned State Hospital’s (LSH) membership for its postdoctoral fellowship training program.

APPIC sets rigorous standards for membership and participation in its postdoctoral and internship programs. After LSH completed its renewal application, APPIC and the Clover Educational Consulting Group rated the hospital’s fellowship training program as “Excellent.”

LSH Superintendent Bill Rein said, “This is a proud achievement. I greatly appreciate Dr. David Barnum and Dr. Robin Karp for the hard work they did on the renewal process.”

“LSH’s postdoctoral fellowship and internship programs are one of the best ways we have recruit psychologists to LSH. Many of the fully licensed psychologists LSH employs have come here through our postdoctoral fellowship program,” Superintendent Rein said. “Recruitment is a constant challenge for our hospital and other psychiatric hospitals across the state both public and private, so the postdoctoral program is a boon to the hospital as well as the students.”

LSH currently has three postdoctoral fellows and is accepting applications for the next class. Historically the hospital has trained three to five postdoctoral fellows each year.

APPIC has been formally coordinating postdoctoral and predoctoral internships and fellowships since 1968.