Prairie View Inc., welcomes Chris Keiper, PhD, T-LMLP.

Prairie View Inc., welcomes Chris Keiper, PhD, T-LMLP. He will treat children ages 10 and up as well as adults at Prairie View’s Newton campus.

Keiper treats a broad range of mental health issues including eating disorders.

“I am passionate about people being mindful and accepting of their bodies, including navigating painful thoughts experienced by those struggling with issues with food, eating problems, or body dissatisfaction,” Keiper said.

Keiper recently earned a Ph.D. from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California, in clinical psychology. He also holds a Master’s Degree in psychology from the same school.

Previously, Keiper worked as a pre-doctoral psychology intern at Prairie View, which is part of the Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship Program. Having finished his internship and completed his studies for his Ph.D., Keiper has transitioned into a full-time role at Prairie View.

Dr. Kathryn Minick, who has been one of Chris’ supervisors through the past year, expressed excitement regarding his hire.

“Chris is a very competent clinician who brings rich experience in treating people with eating disorders. We are also pleased that he will be a member of our DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) team, where we have great need of additional staff for treating people who struggle with self-harm and suicidality. Chris adds significant depth to our clinical staff,” Minick said.

Keiper and another pre-doctoral intern, Mike Judd, have recently completed their internships, but Prairie View welcomed several new interns this fall. Mai Karitani Manchanda and Kathryn Woicicki, both from Stanford PsyD Consortium at Palo Alto University, will complete pre-doctoral internships at Prairie View.

Additionally, Austin Wade, Chelsea Jean, and Candice Mottweiler are pre-doctoral interns who work primarily at other WCPIP agencies, and spend one day per week training at Prairie View.

Drs. Kathy Pearce and Kathryn Minick co-direct the Prairie View pre-doctoral internship program, and both agree that the internship is a great benefit to Prairie View. Dr. Minick notes that “interns bring a variety of experiences that enrich our environment and practice, help staff clinicians stay up-to-date on the latest clinical research and often, as in Dr. Keiper’s case, we are able to recruit interns to stay at Prairie View after they graduate.”

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