Autism Spectrum Disorder Fellowship
NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers the 12-month Autism Spectrum Disorder Fellowship in the Autism Spectrum Disorder Service at the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.
Our postdoctoral fellowship, offered through the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is intended for psychologists who have successfully completed an American Psychological Association (APA)–accredited doctoral program and an APA-approved internship, and who wish to refine their skills in assessing and treating autism spectrum disorder, pervasive developmental disorders, and other co-occurring disorders.
The clinical director of service is Rebecca Doggett, PhD.
Working closely with a multidisciplinary team, fellows perform diagnostic evaluations, provide individual therapy, teach group social skills, and provide parent training for children with autism or other pervasive developmental disorders and their families.
You gain experience in performing evidence-based treatment specific to autism spectrum disorder and co-morbid psychiatric conditions. These treatments include the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills® (PEERS®), cognitive behavioral therapy, and exposure and response prevention.
You also master writing comprehensive patient reports and designing treatment plans. During your training, you are expected to attain internal clinical reliability on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule™, Second Edition (ADOS™-2), a semi-structured assessment tool for communication, social interaction, and play for children and adolescents who are suspected of having autism or other pervasive developmental disorders.
How to Apply
We accept postdoctoral fellowship applications on a rolling basis until January 15, 2020. Candidates cannot begin their fellowship until they obtain a limited permit to practice medicine under the supervision of a New York State–licensed psychologist.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, three letters of recommendation, and a de-identified evaluation report you created for a child or adolescent with autism spectrum disorder or related developmental disability to firstname.lastname@example.org.