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.
Fellows perform autism diagnostic evaluations as well as psychiatric evaluations. At the present time, fellows conduct both telehealth and in-person evaluations. Fellows may be trained in the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule™, Second Edition (ADOS™-2), if requirements for PPE use are relaxed during the fellowship. You also master writing comprehensive patient reports and designing treatment plans.
Fellows 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®), RUBI Parent Training, cognitive behavioral therapy, and exposure and response prevention.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought changes to our clinical and training experiences, most of our offerings have continued virtually throughout the pandemic, such as evaluations, parent, family, and individual sessions, and social skills groups. We will keep applicants apprised of opportunities as circumstances change.
How to Apply
We accept postdoctoral fellowship applications on a rolling basis until January 8, 2021. It is expected that candidates will obtain a limited permit to practice medicine under the supervision of a New York State–licensed psychologist by the start of the fellowship.
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 email@example.com.