Postdoctoral Fellow, Weill Cornell Medical College

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

Weill Cornell Medical College’s Department of Psychiatry is seeking one full-time Post-doctoral Fellow to join the clinical team for 2 years at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) at the New York-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 and their families. 

The Fellow will be expected to actively participate in diagnostic assessment and/or implementation of interventions for individuals (all ages) diagnosed or suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The position entails the provision of direct clinical services which will include psychological and multidisciplinary assessments, individual and family therapy sessions, school visits, and group based interventions. The Fellow will have the opportunity to receive additional training and specialization in diagnostic instruments (including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)) and empirically-validated interventions. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in the CADB Early Intervention program, which includes the delivery of naturalistic behavioral interventions in a preschool classroom setting and individual parent coaching sessions with families using the Early Start Denver Model. The Fellow will also be expected to work well with families and collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary team. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong background in assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, including the use of the ADOS-2 and ADI-R, and the application of evidenced-based intervention approaches.

Minimum requirements:  Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program and possess or be eligible for a NY state limited permit, minus the supervision hours.  

Start Date: July 1 or September 1, 2017.

Interested candidates are invited to e-mail a CV and statement of professional interest to:
Jennifer Walsh

Senior Administrator
Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Psychiatry