Evidence-Based Practice in Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Mental Health Psychology Fellowship | NYU Langone Health

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Child & Adolescent Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowships Evidence-Based Practice in Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Mental Health Psychology Fellowship

Evidence-Based Practice in Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Mental Health Psychology Fellowship

A specialized clinical and research postdoctoral fellowship in evidence-based practice in child, adolescent, and young adult mental health psychology is available in NYU Langone’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The fellow participates in program development and evaluation in addition to providing supervised service in a vibrant academic medical setting.

We have become proficient in adapting assessment and treatment practices for telepsychology delivery. As a result, this fellowship serves our diverse clinical population and is based in two locations, our Manhattan office and our office in Northern New Jersey. The fellow reports to Richard Gallagher, PhD.

Fellowship Training

This one-year fellowship provides advanced training and supervision in the use of empirically supported practices with an emphasis on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related disorders, and secondary work with social anxiety disorders and selective mutism. The fellow is actively involved in a clinical and clinical research program to improve the organization, time management, and planning (OTMP) skills of children with ADHD and other conditions.

We provide training in an empirically proven intervention for elementary school children called Organizational Skills Training (OST) that was developed and fully tested at the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. The fellow participates in extensions of OST for clinical settings, school programs, and after-school programs, as well as in efficacious interventions for middle, high school, and college students. Further pilot efforts with other populations, including children with Tourette disorder and autism spectrum disorder, are also in development. Assessment of learning problems in neurodevelopmental disorders is a component of this portion of the fellowship.

Additionally, fellows participate in the Selective Mutism Service and learn how to conduct specially designed assessment protocols and disorder-specific individual, family, school, and group interventions that have been developed during the last 20 years at the Child Study Center. The interventions include active participation in our Camp Courage summer intensive program and monthly weekend programs.

Research and Academic Experiences

The postdoc also serves as a research clinician with access to the data gathered for two extensions of OST in studies that have National Institutes of Mental Health funding for the next three years. Continued opportunities for engaging in psychosocial assessments, neuropsychological assessments, and school observational assessments are present throughout the fellowship tenure, as well as opportunities to participate fully in the academic program of the psychology training program.

As advanced trainees, fellows are also involved in providing educational programs for parents and school professionals and provide supervision to undergraduates, pre-doctoral psychology trainees, and psychiatry residents.

We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and are taking steps to protect the safety of our providers and patients. Currently, the experiences of this postdoctoral fellowship are available virtually, but some in-person work may be required.

Duties and responsibilities of this fellowship include the following:

  • conducting diagnostic evaluations of children, adolescents, and young adults
  • providing behavioral and cognitive therapies for individuals, families, and groups
  • delivering presentations at schools and local community organizations
  • scholarly activity in Organization Skills Training and other evidence-based behavior therapy protocols, including a specialty intervention for children with selective mutism

How to Apply

We accept applications on a rolling basis with a final deadline of February 15, 2022. We encourage submission at the earliest possible date. At the start of the fellowship, applicants are expected to have completed an American Psychological Association-approved internship and a dissertation and to have obtained 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 clinical work sample (such as a de-identified evaluation report for a child or adolescent you treated or a testing report) to csc-psychtraining@nyulangone.org. Please specify which training experience you are applying to in the subject of your application email.