Dr. Kaak is a Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Social Work at the University of Kentucky, where he has worked since 1972. He is currently an Associate Director of the University's Center on Trauma and Children, and primarily assists in evaluating families, referred by the Courts and Cabinet for Families and Children, with open, substantiated cases of abuse or neglect.
Dr. Kaak conducts numerous workshops and trainings across the Commonwealth, related to the subjects of Attachment, Brain Development, and Treating Behavior Disordered Children. He is a member of the American Academy of Chilld and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the former Director of the University's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division. He instituted and directed the University's Triple Board Residency Training Program for fifteen years.