Since 2012, the KU Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth (KUCTT) has worked with the KUMC Division of Psychology of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences to support telemedicine interns in an underserved population track, where telemedicine is often more able to help reach these populations. The Clinical Psychology Internship Program is planned and implemented within the Division of Psychology of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and its Director of Training, Edward E. Hunter, Ph.D., ABPP. The Underserved Populations Track is intended for individuals who foresee their careers as involving working with disadvantaged populations, including work in underserved areas or communities. Interns on the Underserved Populations Track receive training and experience in telemental health with KUCTT in their telemedicine rotation. Interns experience supervision from several supervisors in areas of adult and pediatric psychology, in order to enhance their depth of learning and awareness of diverse styles of competent practice, as well as to help them find which styles best compliment their emerging professional identity. Telemedicine interns also have the opportunity to shadow other telemedicine providers at KUMC in areas of Child Psychiatry, Child, Adult, and Geriatric Psychology, Autism Developmental Evaluation, Special Child Behavioral (PICT), Feeding Issues, and Psycho-oncology.
KUMC Telemedicine Interns
Underserved Populations Track
2021-2022 (current) Elizabeth (Beth) Larson and Tessa Long
Elizabeth (Beth) Larson, M.S., (Tuesday afternoon telemedicine clinic) is a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at Seattle Pacific University, and is currently completing her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She holds a master’s degree in Psychological Science from both Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington and Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. She is very interested in serving diverse populations, particularly in the area of underserved patients with severe and persistent mental illness. She has experience working with individuals on a wide variety of issues including depressive and anxiety disorders, bereavement, trauma, and attention and memory issues. She uses telehealth to help patients find healthy ways of coping and thriving in their communities.
Tessa Long, M.A., (Tuesday afternoon telemedicine clinic) is currently completing her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Tessa is a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, where she also holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. With a fundamental dedication to multiculturalism, she embraces working with underrepresented populations. Her training and telehealth experiences range from working with adults and adolescents with depression, relational conflict, grief, and anxiety as well as mood disorders, adjustment disorders, trauma, developmental and personality disorders.
- 2020-2021 Dacia Oberhelman and Bridget Kromrey
- 2019-2020 Ruben Tinajero and Samantha (Sam) J. Reznik
- 2018-2019 Angela Gutierrez and Jaime Williams
- 2017-2018 Guillermo Wippold
- 2016-2017 Bethany Aiena and Catherine Rowe
- 2015-2016 Kimberly Fleming and Savannah Geske
- 2014-2015 Brandy Baczwaski and Suzanne Heflin
- 2013-2014 Stephanie Donnelly and Lauren Spears
- 2012-2013 Aimee Deliramich and Jessica Hamilton
(Above) Dr. Shawna Wright and Dr. Ned Hunter with the 2021-2022 Psychology Interns for Telehealth Orientation Bootcamp on July 6, 2021. Interns pictured are Tessa Long, Elizabeth Larson, Jessica Bergner, Nellie Moualeau, Rebekah Jazdzewski, and Angela Dao.
Visit the Predoctoral Internship program at the KU School of Medicine.
SEKMHC Intern Visit 3.12.20
On March 12th, Dr. Edward (Ned) Hunter, Professor and Director of Training in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of Kansas Medical Center, 2019-2020 KUMC predoctoral Psychology interns Samantha Reznik and Ruben Tinajero, and Dr. Shawna Wright, Associate Director of KU Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth, were able to visit several sites of the Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center (SEKMHC) sites in Iola, Humbolt, Chanute, and Yates Center. Under the Clinical Director, Dr. Doug Wright, SEKMHC provides mental health services in rural and underserved populations and is the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) approved sites. The interns work on an Underserved Populations program under an HRSA grant that seeks to train interns who will do their part to reduce health disparities and address cultural, economic and geographic barriers to healthcare. Since 2012, KUCTT has worked with the KUMC Division of Psychology of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences to support telemedicine interns in an underserved population track, where telemedicine is often more able to help reach these populations. This visit gave the interns a chance to visit a rural mental health center to see how it works and meet rural professionals dedicated to health care.
Thrive Allen County is the largest and most prominent rural health advocacy organization in Kansas. We work relentlessly to make Allen County the healthiest rural community in the state, a community that thrives both physically and fiscally. (left to right) Dr. Ned Hunter, Interns Samantha Reznik and Ruben Tinajero, Lisse Regehr, Thrive Allen County CEO, Dr. Shawna Wright, Dr. Doug Wright.
Dr. Hunter and the interns visit with SEKMHC Clinical Director, Dr. Doug Wright, at the Iola SEKMHC. (left to right) Dr. Ned Hunter, Interns Samantha Reznik and Ruben Tinajero, Dr. Doug Wright.
Interns also visited the Yates Center Elementary School (where SEKMHC has a therapist embedded). (left to right) Carol Stuber, School Counselor (not SEKMHC staff), intern Ruben Tinajero, Dr. Ned Hunter, Dr. Doug Wright, intern Samantha Reznik.