Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Rush Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center
Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Department of Psychiatry & Department of Pediatrics

Rush University Medical Center is recruiting for a postdoctoral fellowship designed to provide doctoral level clinical psychology applicants specialized training in neurodevelopmental disabilities within an interdisciplinary clinic, and translational research program. The position provides a joint appointment in the Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center in the Department of Psychiatry (75%) and the Department of Pediatrics (25%). The focus on this fellowship will be on diagnostic assessment and treatment of individuals with ASD and related neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Clinical Psychologist, Maine Medical Partners

Maine Medical Partners is seeking a Clinical Psychologist - Pediatric Specialty Care in Portland. This is a doctoral level position providing psychological assessments, consultations, and, if interested, limited treatment, as well as providing teaching to residents, medical students or others as directed by the division Director. The setting is an active Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics program with five psychologists and three developmental behavioral pediatricians, which is part of a multi-specialty pediatric group practice at the largest medical center in the state. The patient mix includes children from infancy through adolescence with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, developmental and/or cognitive delays, learning disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, behavior problems, sleep disorders, encopresis, and other neurodevelopmental concerns.

 Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology or related field from an APA/CPA accredited university. 
 Licensed or license-eligible as a Psychologist by the State of Maine.
 Experience and skill working with pediatric patients at risk for and/or diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
 Training and experience in administering/scoring/interpreting cognitive, developmental, and psychodiagnostic assessment instruments.
 Specialized training/experience with assessment and treatment planning related to Autism Spectrum Disorder, including the ADOS-2.
 Knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. Advanced study of mental health assessment. Knowledge of regulations and laws relating to clinical psychology practice.
 Knowledge of community mental health service delivery systems and other resources.
 Ability to work sensitively with variety of personalities.
 Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with families, colleagues (e.g. physicians, psychologists, social workers, and other team members), community agencies, etc.
 Ability to maintain confidentiality.

About Maine Medical Partners
Founded in 1995, Maine Medical Partners is Maine’s largest multi-specialty medical group, providing a wide range of primary, specialty and sub-specialty care through a network of more than 40 locations in and around Greater Portland. We pride ourselves on improving the health of our community through excellence in clinical care, education and research.

Coastal Maine’s breathtaking bays, ports and ocean beaches provide unique outdoor adventure experiences every season of the year. You can easily enjoy day trips to area towns, explore surrounding parks, hike, ski, swim, bike, sail, golf, or even canoe or kayak Maine’s beautiful rivers and lakes.
Portland offers the best of urban sophistication combined with small town friendliness. Just two hours north of Boston, this is an exceptionally diverse and lively community.

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.
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Autism Program Director, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

The Institute on Development and Disability (IDD) within the Department of Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) invites applications for the position of Autism Program Director.

The incoming Program Director will provide leadership by contributing to the mixed mission of OHSU. Importantly, the successful candidate will strengthen partnerships between researchers and clinicians by both establishing a line of clinical research and supporting scholarly activities related to autism and associated conditions through collaborations with other leaders in autism research. To promote critical linkage between clinical and research endeavors, the incoming director will provide patient care through the clinical arm of the Institute on Development and Disability Autism Program Director Position Announcement program. Further, the successful candidate will maintain and build new relationships with community partners (e.g., Autism Society of Oregon). Time devoted to each activity will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

We are seeking a professional with a strong clinical research emphasis, proven track record of securing extramural funding, excellent clinical skills, and demonstrated leadership. As such, candidates at the Associate Professor level may be most competitive. This position is open to individuals with doctoral degrees of various professional backgrounds (e.g., psychology, speech-language pathology, developmental pediatrics). Must be licensed in Oregon or license-eligible and able to attain privileges at OHSU.

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Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience, Yale Child Study Center

Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience

 The Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience seeks highly qualified college graduates to participate in cutting-edge clinical research on autism spectrum disorder in the McPartland Lab and the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic at the Yale Child Study Center. The Child Study Center is a leading institution for clinical research on autism and related disabilities, with a multidisciplinary approach spanning behavioral neuroscience, neuroimaging, genetics, and treatment. Successful applicants will be involved in a two-year program of training incorporating both clinical and research experiences, commencing on or before July 1, 2019.

The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to clinical neuroscience research. The fellowship’s curriculum includes participation in a weekly seminar on autism taught by Drs. James McPartland and Fred Volkmar (1 semester), weekly rounds in the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic (year-long), biweekly autism lectures (year-long), weekly lab meetings (year-long), and other didactic experiences at the Yale Child Study Center. Fellows will gain experience working with children and adults with autism and their families, as well as individuals with other neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders and with typical development. Training and research opportunities include electrophysiological brain recording using electroencephalography (EEG) and event related potentials (ERP), eye tracking, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), positron emission tomography (PET), and behavioral assessment and treatment for ASD, including participation on multidisciplinary clinical teams in the Developmental Disabilities Clinic. Fellows will gain experience and exposure to all aspects of clinical research, from recruiting participants to analyzing data and authoring manuscripts. Fellows will also be provided opportunities to submit research for conference presentation and potential publication. Successful applicants will be directly mentored by Dr. McPartland and be involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists at Yale and at collaborating groups in the United States and abroad.

Sponsor Institution: Yale Child Study Center, Yale University

Lab Director: James McPartland

Collaborating FacultyFred Volkmar, Kasia Chawarska, George Anderson, Denis Sukhodolsky, Linda Mayes, Flora Vaccarino, Michael Crowley, Pamela Ventola, Wendy Silverman, Julie Wolf, Alan Anticevic, Vinod Srihari, Roger Jou, Joy Hirsch, David Matuskey, David Grodberg, Phil Corlett, James Leckman, Adam Naples 

Award Amount: $30,000 in Year 1; $32,000 in Year 2 (plus full healthcare coverage)

Term of Award: 2 years

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2019

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Child Clinical/Pediatric Psychologist, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (MWPH) is seeking a full time child clinical/pediatric psychologist within our Autism Spectrum Center (ASC). The ASC program resides within the Division of Pediatric Psychology & Neuropsychology at MWPH. The psychologist in this position will be expected to provide diagnostic interviews and psychological evaluations to patients suspected of having autism spectrum disorder (training on the ADOS-2 and other specialty diagnostic measures is required). The psychologist will work on a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced evaluation clinic, which provides services to patients ranging in age from infancy to late adolescence. The psychologist will also be expected to provide individual and family therapy services to children and adolescents on the autism spectrum, as well as conduct social skills groups. Additionally, the psychologist will participate in the training and supervision of doctoral level externs, interns, and postdoctoral fellows. Additional opportunities may be available, based on the applicant’s interest and needs of the department.

MWPH is a jointly owned corporate affiliate of Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Maryland Medical Center, located in Baltimore City, MD. Our catchment area is within inner-city Baltimore and surrounding areas, providing opportunities for working with patients from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, including a large population of African-American, Hispanic, and Orthodox Jewish families. We are also continuing to see an increase in families coming for evaluations from rural areas of Maryland. MWPH is located in the northwest area of the city in the Mt. Washington neighborhood (about 15 minutes from downtown Baltimore), and is just over an hour drive of Washington, DC and about 90 minutes from Philadelphia.

Applicants must be licensed in psychology in Maryland and credentialed members of MWPH’s medical staff before being able to commence the position. Competitive salary and full benefits package are available. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and CV to Dr. Kenneth Gelfand, Psychology Manager, via email to

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Autism Treatment, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Trueman Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Autism Treatment

The Trueman Fellowship in Autism Treatment is a 2-year post-doctoral psychology training experience based in the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  This fellowship was developed to provide a unique opportunity for advanced training in evidence-based treatments of autism, across a range of ages, treatment modalities, and levels of functioning, and is conducted in a department rich in resources related to professional development.  Our goal is to train psychologists to demonstrate leadership in the areas of service, training, research, and excellence in the provision of care for individuals with autism and their families.

This fellowship is conducted in connection with the well-established Nationwide Children’s Hospital Psychology Post-Doctoral training programs in Pediatric Psychology and in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and is offered under the auspices of the Section of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and the Division of Psychology in the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine at The Ohio State University.  The Hospital is one of the largest pediatric facilities in the United States, and is one of the nation’s largest pediatric providers of mental health services. The Hospital leadership, along with the support of community partners, has selected Behavioral Health to be the focus of the Hospital’s current 5-year strategic plan, and one outcome will be the design and building of a Behavioral Health Pavilion in 2020, which will include acute levels of care, including a DD/IDD inpatient unit. 

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, one program of NCH Behavioral Health, employs 110 staff and faculty all devoted to implementing a wide range of evidence-based interventions for children with ASD and their families.  CASD offers services to children from 18 months to 21 years of age, across the range of the autism spectrum. Services are organized into 4 programs: 

Behavioral Intervention Program: provides early intensive behavioral intervention for both toddlers and young children, behavioral consultation, school consultation, and parent trainingfor all ages

Outpatient Psychotherapy Program: provides individual psychotherapy, family supports, school consultation, social skills groups, and psychotherapy groups to higher functioning clients

Complex Behavior Program: provides both day treatment and community-based behavior support service for individuals with severe problem behavior, with an innovative intensive home-based model of care for families of high-functioning adolescents with complex problem behavior.

Community Outreach Program: provides ASD awareness, seminars, intake and psychoeducational services, group parent training, sibling support, summer camps, and recreational programming.  

This post-doctoral experience will allow for training in this broad range of service options, to provide the fellow with an excellent and broad basis of treatment knowledge (year 1), but also allow for clinical specialization and opportunities to provide supervision and implement program development (year 2).  The Fellowship also allows for additional opportunities to become proficient in diagnostic screening/assessment and cognitive assessment, to conduct research, to perform advocacy and outreach, and to work within a multi-disciplinary team.  

Applicants must have completed all requirements of an APA-approved graduate program specializing in child/adolescence and disabilities experiences, and completed a one-year APA accredited clinical internship. See the APPIC website for more information about the application process at NCH CASD Fellowship info APPIC/UPPD website.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Autism, Stanford University


Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in Autism for the 2019-2020 training year.  The fellow will conduct initial evaluations, psychological assessments, individual and family centered therapy and group therapy with patients in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. The fellowship will include training conducting multi-disciplinary diagnostic assessments using gold-standard instruments as well as providing evidence-based therapies and parent training including Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT).  Minor rotations in the general, anxiety and eating disorder clinics are available. Fellows may elect to participate in active clinical research projects and to complete a scholarly project during the year. Stipends are $60,000 plus benefits.

Start date is 9/3/19. All applicants must have completed: 1) APA- or CPA-accredited graduate programs in clinical or counseling psychology; 2) APA- or CPA-accredited internships; and 3) all requirements for their PhD or PsyD prior to beginning their appointment. Appointments are for one year. Positions are contingent upon funding. For detailed application information, please go to Applications should be submitted through the APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application services at . 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE 12/10/18. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The fellowship is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the APA, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 336-5979,

Internship in Behavioral Psychology, Westchester Institute, Valhalla, NY

Behavioral Psychology,
Westchester Institute for Human Development, Valhalla, NY

The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) is currently seeking applicants for its internship and fellowship in Behavioral Psychology for the 2019-2020 year.  Located 30 minutes north of New York City, WIHD offers full time internships and APPIC-member fellowships for students in Professional Psychology doctoral programs.

Both positions offer a broad variety of training experiences, including providing therapy to children and adults (as well as their families and caregivers) with intellectual and developmental disabilities (such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and comorbid psychiatric disorders), implementing behavioral interventions in the outpatient clinic (with opportunities in the community and through school and/or group home consultation), treating behaviors (including noncompliance, aggression, self-injury, toileting, sleep, and eating difficulties, communication deficits, social skills deficits, independent living skills deficits, academic skills deficits, medical/dental fears and phobias, comorbid anxiety, depression, and management of other psychiatric disorders), and conducting functional behavior assessments to guide treatment planning.  Trainees also have opportunities to participate in community outreach programs and conferences, clinic-based research, professional in developmental disabilities, early intervention, and career development.   Additional training experiences are available at WIHD and can be integrated into candidates’ program based on interest.   BCBA certification supervision hours available.

Psychology Interns and Fellows also take part in a 9-month, federally-funded Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) featuring: developmental disabilities training from a multi-disciplinary perspective (with content in clinical issues, family-centered care, cultural competence, public health, policy and advocacy, and evidence-based practice), participation in team projects & research groups, attendance at local/national conferences, and opportunities to develop presentation & legislative advocacy skills.

For further information see: à Training à Graduate Student Training Opportunities àPsychology Training.  For questions, contact Trupti Rao, Psy.D., Director of Psychology Training

Internship in Child Welfare/Pediatric Disabilities/Early Childhood, Westchester Institute, Valhalla, NY

Child Welfare/Pediatric Disabilities/Early Childhood
Westchester Institute for Human Development, Valhalla, NY

The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) is currently seeking applicants for its internship and fellowship in Child Welfare/Pediatric Disabilities/Early Childhood for the 2019-2020 year.  Located 30 minutes north of New York City, WIHD offers full time internships for students in Professional Psychology doctoral programs, as well as full-time APPIC-member fellowships for graduates of psychology doctoral programs. 

Psychology training opportunities at WIHD offer a broad variety of training experiences, including providing site-based and home-based assessment with children and parents involved in the child welfare system, as well as play based and trauma-focused intervention with children in foster care.  Opportunities may also include providing parent training to court-involved families.  Training activities involve collaboration with the Westchester County Department of Social Services, as well as assessment/training in early childhood disabilities/autism spectrum disorder.  Additional training experiences are available at WIHD and can be integrated into candidates’ program based on interest.  

Full-Time Psychology Interns and Fellows also take part in a 9-month, federally-funded Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) featuring: developmental disabilities training from a multi-disciplinary perspective (with content in clinical issues, family-centered care, cultural competence, public health, policy and advocacy, and evidence-based practice), participation in team projects & research groups, attendance at local/national conferences, and opportunities to develop presentation & legislative advocacy skills.

For further information see: à Training à Graduate Student Training Opportunities àPsychology Training.  For questions, contact Trupti Rao, Psy.D., Director of Psychology Training

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale Child Study Center

The Hilibrand Postdoctoral Autism Fellowship in Adolescence and Adulthood

The Yale Autism Program is accepting applications for the Hilibrand Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship facilitates the development of field-leading scientists motivated to conduct research in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adolescents and adults. The program accepts one scholar a year for a two-year fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. We seek candidates from diverse scientific backgrounds interested in pursuing research activities focused on adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum. A doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, or MD) is required. The selected fellow will be directly mentored by Dr. James McPartland and senior faculty at the Yale Child Study Center and will be involved in a highly active community of clinicians and researchers devoted to understanding adolescents and adults with ASD and their families. The fellow will gain exposure to research, teaching, and clinical activities within the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic (, the Yale Autism Program (, the McPartland Lab (, and the Yale Child Study Center ( By providing mentorship, resources, and a fertile scientific environment, the Hilibrand Fellowship enables trainees to initiate innovative research programs that they can carry forward in their transitions to independent investigators and in founding their own labs.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis.

A complete application consists of:

•          A single PDF including:

•         Curriculum vitae, including a list of all publications.

•         Summary of research experience and relevance to the fellowship. Note that prior experience in adolescents and adults with ASD is not necessary; a goal of the fellowship is to train individuals with strong research skills to conduct research with this cohort.

•         Proposed fellowship project describing mentorship and training activities.

•          Three letters of recommendation speaking directly to the candidate’s potential sent directly from referees.

Please address inquiries about science or training to Dr. James McPartland (

Please address logistical questions and send applications to Monique Ledbetter ( Letter writers should send letters to Monique directly.

Clinical Instructor / Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University


The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking a full-time faculty member in the Clinician Educator Line, at the rank of Clinical Instructor or Clinical Assistant Professor, to conduct clinical care and teaching in the Division of General Psychiatry and Psychology. The position will be based at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The chosen candidate will serve as an attending psychologist and provide clinical care in the Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic affiliated with the Stanford Neurodiversity Project. Responsibilities include conducting outpatient evaluations and treatment (individual, family, and group psychotherapy) as well as providing supervision and didactics to psychology graduate students, postdocs, and psychiatry residents and fellows. Clinical research opportunities are also available.

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Assistant Professor, San Jose State University

We are recruiting for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in the Psychology of Diversity to join our Psychology Department at San José State University. The area of specialization is open, with preference for applicants with expertise in social, clinical, and/or developmental psychology. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by November 30, 2018. The full position description can be found here:

A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Indiana University School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Intensive Pediatric Behavioral Health Services

The Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine is currently seeking applications from highly motivated, team-oriented candidates for a 2 year clinical and research postdoctoral fellowship in Intensive Pediatric Behavioral Health Services. The position will be primarily located within the Simon Skjodt Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit: a multi-disciplinary acute med-psych program serving children and adolescents ages 8- to 17-years old with chronic, worsening, or acute behavioral and psychiatric symptoms. Patients served have a variety of diagnoses including anxiety disorders, depression and severe mood disorders, autism spectrum disorder, eating disorders, intellectual disability, psychosis, catatonia, comorbid substance abuse, and complex medical issues.

Candidates should have an interest in developing clinical expertise in providing acute psychological care to children and adolescents with acute and behavioral health needs, and developing and implementing applied research projects aimed at improving reach and effectiveness of pediatric behavioral health services. This fellowship position will be equally split between training in clinical services and research implementation across the two fellowship years. Fellows can expect between 10-20 hours of client contact per week including group therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy; and diagnostic assessments (intakes, clinical interview, standardized psychological assessments; functional behavior assessments/functional analyses). If interested, opportunities exist for the fellow to receive intensive training on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2nd Edition (ADOS-2) and to accrue supervision hours to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credentialing exam provided they have completed the necessary coursework. The fellow will acquire a temporary license and activity toward permanent licensure. 

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD in Clinical Psychology, or a closely-related field of Psychology, or a doctoral candidate in good standing in an APA-approved graduate school training program in Psychology. Completion of an APA-accredited predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology by the start date. Experience providing evidenced-based therapy with children and adolescents with psychiatric and behavioral health needs. Previous experience conducting behavioral health services research, as demonstrated by published peer-reviewed manuscripts and presentations at scientific meetings.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a copy of their curriculum vitae; three letters of reference, including one from a current clinical supervisor; a copy of their graduate transcripts; and a cover letter.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, contact Jill Fodstad, PhD HSPP BCBA-D (program director; email: Applications can be submitted directly to Dr. Fodstad or through the IUSM Career page using this link:

Licensed Psychologist, Loma Linda University

The Child and Family Lab at Loma Linda University is searching for a licensed psychologist who has experience working with young children and families. Specifically, we are looking for a psychologist to provide supervision for about 10 hours per week for doctoral students working on a research grant testing family-based interventions for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. Position would start mid-December and go through the end of June. Most hours are flexible, but applicant should be available from 5:30-8:30pm on Monday and Wednesday evenings when the intervention groups occur. Compensation is competitive and based on experience. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should email their CV to Dr. Cameron Neece, Ph.D. at    

Postdoctoral Fellowships, Weill Cornell Medical College

Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow Positions, Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College

Weill Cornell Medical College’s Department of Psychiatry is seeking two full-time Psychology postdoctoral fellows to join the clinical team for 2 years at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division in White Plains, New York. The overall emphasis of the fellowship is to train clinical psychologists to provide innovative assessments and efficacious therapeutic interventions to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. In consultation with a member of the CADB faculty, the fellow will develop a plan to address their specific training goals.

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Research Postdoctoral fellowship at the ASD & Developmental Science Lab (PI: Kim), Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB)
at Weill Cornell Medicine

We are seeking a 2-year research postdoctoral fellow beginning July, 2019 under the supervision of Dr. So Hyun “Sophy” Kim, to work on a NIMH funded project (1R01MH114925-01) examining the mechanisms of treatment for young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at the ASD & Developmental Science Lab (PI: Kim). The lab is housed at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) at Weill Cornell Medicine. The project aims to combine evidence for treatment effects of early intervention and mediation of changes in parent behaviors on changes in child behaviors across various evidence-based RCTs. The responsibilities of the fellow will include data collection and analyses process, preparations for manuscripts and grant applications, and training research assistants. The fellow will also be involved in other ongoing projects examining neural mechanisms of executive function and school readiness in children with ASD as well as testing the effectiveness of technology assisted parent coaching interventions.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Intervention Research Fellowship Focused on Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) announces the availability of TWO 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship positions focused on Intervention Research with Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. CCHMC is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country with a reputation for excellence and innovation in research, clinical care, teaching, and training. CCHMC was recently ranked second of pediatric hospitals by the US News & World Report, ranks third among pediatric medical centers in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, and hosts one of the nation's largest fellowship training programs in pediatric/child psychology.

These federally-funded research postdoctoral fellowships will provide advanced training in working with high functioning adolescents (middle school and high school students) with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). One fellow will primarily work on a study that involves developing, adapting, and testing an intervention to be implemented in the school setting targeting academic executive functions (e.g., organization, planning, and study skills). One fellow will primarily work on a study that involves testing an intervention targeting daily living skills (e.g., hygiene, cooking, and laundry) as compared to a social skills intervention. We envision that fellows will have a role on both studies. Fellows will be exposed to qualitative (i.e., focus group administration and coding) and quantitative (i.e., open trial and/or randomized clinical trial with intervention) methods. Fellows will also become research reliable on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule or ADOS-2 with a certified ADOS-2 trainer. Other opportunities include (1) assisting with intervention development and adaptation; (2) training and consultation with school personnel who deliver the executive function intervention; (3) supervision of graduate trainees who assist in facilitating the daily living skills and social skills intervention in the clinic setting; and (4) training school personnel on the Behavior Management Principles course offered through The Kelly O’Leary Center for Autism (TKOC). Fellows’ access to multiple datasets will contribute to publication and presentation opportunities, and fellows will have protected time for their own research interests, including grant writing. There may also be the opportunity to provide school and parent consultation and community outreach activities. For questions regarding these positions, contact Amie Duncan, Ph.D. ( or Leanne Tamm, Ph.D. (

Please visit our website for fellowship information, including application instructions: For general assistance, applicants may contact the Psychology Fellowship Coordinator (Samantha Losekamp, or Co-Directors of Psychology Fellowship Training, Meg H. Zeller, Ph.D. ( and Stephen P. Becker, Ph.D. ( The application deadline is Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.

Autism Psychologists, Nemours/duPont Hospital

Nemours/A. I. duPont Hospital for Children

Open Positions – Swank Autism Center

We are excited to announce the ongoing growth within the Swank Autism Center at the Nemours/A. I. duPont Hospital for Children.   The Swank Autism Center provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children up to age 18 years.  Clinical services are interdisciplinary and collaborative with joint medical and psychology leadership.   

Autism Psychologists.   We are seeking applicants for 2 additional psychologists.

·         One position will focus on supporting the growth of our evidence-based outpatient treatment programs.  This position will largely focus on working with children and adolescents with ASD in our outpatient treatment programs, which include parent-mediated behavioral interventions, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and social skills interventions. Opportunities for supervising master level clinicians exist.  Development of telehealth services will be encouraged.

 The other position will be 80% clinical and 20% research.  This person should have a well-established track record of publications and funding for autism related clinical research.  Area of research focus is open for discussion.

Qualifications for all positions include a Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an APA-approved clinical psychology program, a pre-doctoral Internship from an APA-approved site, and at least one year of postdoctoral experience in a medical setting.  Training and experience with ASD populations including work with multidisciplinary healthcare teams is required. 

Questions about the positions should be directed to Dr. Emily Bernabe, Clinical Director of Psychology, Swank Autism Center

APPLICATION:  Please send a letter of interest and CV to and state the position name in the subject line.  Applications are being reviewed currently and will be accepted until the positions are filled. 

Postdoctoral Fellowship, MGH Lurie Center

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Assessment and Treatment of ASD and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

The MGH Lurie Center seeks up to two full-time, one-year postdoctoral fellowship candidates in neuropsychological assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.  The fellowship is a joint position through the MGH Lurie Center for Autism and Aspire programs in Lexington, Massachusetts. Postdoctoral fellows hold clinical fellow appointments at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children – Lurie Center and Harvard Medical School. The Lurie Center is a multidisciplinary program designed to evaluate and treat children, adolescents, and adults—providing expertise in neurology, developmental pediatrics, gastroenterology, psychiatry, psychology, psychopharmacology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech language pathology. MGH Aspire helps children, teens, and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a related social profile make social connections and develop independence.  Interventions include intensive camp programs, social groups, internship programs and consultation and training.

Postdoctoral fellows will work closely with a multidisciplinary team to complete diagnostic and neuropsychological assessments, under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist. They will also have the opportunity to provide social skills programming, outpatient therapy, school consultation and consultation to patients and their families.  All postdoctoral fellows will participate in a variety of training and supervision experiences including: weekly supervision, seminars, rounds, and other didactic experiences available at the Lurie Center and MGH. Opportunities for research and school consultation are also available. Strong neuropsychological testing experience and prior training in the assessment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (including the ADOS) are preferred.

Fellowship start date is scheduled for September 1, 2019 (may be negotiable).  Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology.  Application requires submission of a curriculum vitae, three recommendation letters, two sample assessment reports, and one therapeutic treatment plan. Please address correspondence to Dr. Lisa Nowinski at the Lurie Center 1 Maguire Road, Lexington, MA 02421.

To learn about our Postdoctoral Fellowship, please email us at We are now accepting applications for our 2019-2020 fellowship with interviews beginning in January 2019.

Postdoctoral Associate, Stony Brook University

Postdoctoral Associate

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Required Qualifications (as evidenced by attached resume):
PhD in Psychology or foreign equivalent, in hand by 1/1/19. Experience designing and conducting research. Demonstrated expertise in evaluation of programs, interventions, or other aspects of implementation. Ability to communicate research results to both expert and non-expert audiences. Experience conducting trainings and/or presentations.

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD in Clinical, Community, Applied Development, or Applied Social Psychology, or a closely-related field of Psychology, in hand by 1/1/19. High levels of proficiency in quantitative, or mixed-methods social science or educational research. Experience with basic GLM-based statistical modeling (e.g., regression, multivariate statistics). Experience with study design associated with intervention or program development and refinement, including, but not limited to, additive, component control, catalytic, or parametric designs. Experience with data acquisition and analysis associated with intervention design or development. Prior grant experience and/or data reporting processes. Experience working across research disciplines. Proficiency in data and project management. Willingness to travel to evaluate and/or conduct workshops nationally and internationally. Experience teaching and/or facilitating workshops at the undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate level. Participation in other diversity programs either as an undergraduate or graduate and demonstrated a commitment to promoting diversity in academe. Ability to work as part of a team.

Brief Description of Duties:
The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and the Social Competence and Treatment Lab at Stony Brook University jointly seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to advance science communication research and refine scientists’ understanding and application of effective communication skills through training.

The Alda Method® is an immersive, team-taught, face-to-face approach to communication skills training that combines improvisational theater-based techniques with communication strategies. This unique approach to communication training is designed to foster clear and vivid communication that can be communicated to diverse audiences with integrity and accuracy. Participants learn to step out of their comfort zones to fully engage in the communication process as both a sender and receiver of messages. This multidisciplinary approach to communication training helps scientists tap into innate connections that come alive naturally when they recall a passion for their work.

The Postdoctoral Associate will contribute to research designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alda Method®. Such evaluation can involve both formative and summative assessment, as well as component evaluation based upon the interests and expertise of the incumbent. The successful candidate will support the Alda Center’s commitment to advance an evidence-based science communication curriculum.

This Postdoctoral Research Associate will be jointly appointed in Dr. Matthew Lerner’s Social Competence and Treatment Lab and the Alda Center. This role will permit the incumbent to integrate into both environments, capitalizing on the skills and resources available in each. Additionally, working in collaboration with Alda Center faculty and staff, the successful candidate will be responsible for conducting new research, analyzing data, and testing curriculum elements in the Alda Center’s on-the-road-workshops, presenting work at conferences, preparing publications, and collaborating on grant proposals. The incumbent will receive support to become Alda Certified Instructor and implement Alda Method® trainings in the U.S. and abroad. This unique training experience will enable the postdoc to conduct translational science communication research. The candidate may also teach up to three credits per semester depending on need and interest and may also help to train new Alda Certified Instructors. Conduct research on effective communication, including science communication, including conducting literature reviews, establishing and implementing study procedures, collecting and analyzing data.

Multiple Postdoctoral Fellow Positions, Nemours/duPont Hospital

2019-2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions

The Division of Behavioral Health at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children offers 12 postdoctoral fellowships beginning August 2019. Positions are open to graduates from American Psychology Association-approved doctoral programs who have already completed their internship training and all degree requirements. Fellowships are 1 year in duration, unless otherwise noted.  The fellowships offer clinical training under six categories:  Pediatric Psychology, Integrated Behavioral Health, Child Clinical, Neuropsychology, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) and Research (Center for Health Care Delivery Science).  Specific postdoctoral fellowships are outlined below.

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