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Program Offerings For Psychology Professionals, Graduate and Undergraduate Students

No matter what stage of your psychology career or educational journey you're in the Kentucky Psychological Foundation has something for you.

Leadership Academy

Emerging into the workforce psychologists are equipped with many of the skills needed to be effective healthcare and industry leaders like strong analytic abilities, skills to navigate emotionally challenging situations, and abilities to integrate feedback and understand systems. However, many of us lack formal leadership training and a framework or philosophy - this program can help!

Sponsored by the Kentucky Psychological Foundation and facilitated by The Kentucky Psychological Association. 

"Participating in the Leadership Academy helped expand my leadership knowledge and I got to network with amazing psychologists across Kentucky."
-Megan Summers, M.Ed., 2021 fellow

Applications for 2024 are now closed. Stay tuned for future updates!

"If you are thinking about participating - and lets be honest, if you are reading this you are thinking about participating - you should give it a try. You will not be disappointed!"
-Rick Grieve, Ph.D., 2022 Fellow

Leadership Development & Mentorship

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The Kentucky Psychological Foundation is a proud sponsor of our sister organization The Kentucky Psychological Associations Leadership Academy and Mentorship Program. These programs offer students and professionals the opportunity to expand their skillsets, network with others in the psychology community, and gain the confidence to succeed wherever their journey takes them. 

The mentorship program has served over 90 undergraduate students and paired them with more than 30 graduate student mentors to support them on their path to a graduate program in psychology. Sign up for 2024 today!

Mentorship Program

Launched in the Spring of 2021 this program aims to match graduate students with undergraduate or post-bac students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in psychology. This program promotes diversity in program applicants and helps graduate students develop mentorship and leadership skills. We see immense value in connecting students from across various experience levels and regions of Kentucky as we move into an increasingly virtual space.

Kentucky Psychology Student Conference

Empowering Voices, Fostering Connection, and Building Community

The 2024 Kentucky Psychology Student Conference will be held on Saturday, April 13th, at Kentucky State University. Click the button below for details and registration!

Awards and Scholarship 

Multicultural Award

Every year the Kentucky Psychological Foundation honors two recipients with a Multicultural Professional Development Award at the KPA Annual Convention.



  • Multicultural Psychologist Professional Development Award

  • Multicultural Student Professional Development Award

Applications for 2023 are now closed! Stay tuned for updates on next year.

With KPF's help 100% of last years  undergraduate future colleague award recipients were accepted into a graduate program. Applications for this year are now closed. Stay tuned for updates in the upcoming year

Future Colleague Award

These awards are given annually to undergraduate KPA members interested in applying to graduate school in psychology to go toward  application-related expenses. Criteria for the award include involvement in KPA/KPF  and interest in applying to psychology graduate programs. We strongly encourage applications from those who represent identities that have historically been excluded from psychology training programs.

Kniffley Early Career Psychologist Award

KPF is happy to announce the Kniffley Early Career Psychologist Award. The award will go to Early career psychology professionals intending to get licensed in Kentucky. Must be a KPA member to apply. Priority for awards will be given to applicants who represent identities that have historically been excluded from psychology training programs. 

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