Two-year Psychology Fellowship in Empirically-Derived Treatments (Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders)
Timothy Verduin, Ph.D. - primary supervisor
Other CSC Faculty
This fellowship provides advanced training in empirically-based behavioral interventions for children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and comorbid disorders, under the supervision of Clinical Director, Timothy Verduin, Ph.D. The fellow will receive training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and other evidence-based behavior therapy protocols, including an organizational skills training protocol recently developed at the Child Study Center. Since many children with externalizing disorders have difficulty in school settings, the fellow will acquire significant experience conducting structured behavioral observations, teacher and aide training, and behavioral school consultations. In addition, opportunities to present to parents, conduct training workshops for teachers and other professionals, and present at national meetings are available. Although primarily a clinically-focused fellowship, this position will also provide opportunities for involvement in various clinical research projects, as well as to train and teach junior-level psychology trainees. While the fellow will primarily focus on ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders, they will also conduct assessments and provide treatment to children and adolescents with a variety of externalizing and internalizing disorders.
Postdoctoral fellows participate in formal didactics and professional development opportunities. These include attendance at weekly psychiatry and child psychiatry grand rounds, Child Study Center (CSC) case conferences, child and adolescent psychology seminars, and other seminars throughout NYU's comprehensive academic medical center. Fellows will also have opportunities to provide supervision to pre-doctoral trainees and consultation to psychiatry residents.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Postdoctoral Fellows will participate in a variety of clinical experiences. These include the provision of behavioral and cognitive therapy, initial diagnostic evaluations, and school consultations. The fellow will also participate on our PCIT team, which provides PCIT to a number of families using a team-based approach. The therapy efforts involve extensive work with youth and their families and coordination of efforts with school personnel. The interventions are guided by manualized protocols that are applied in a flexible manner to meet the needs of individual children and families. A unique component of the fellowship experience is the expectation that Fellows will be expected to give presentations at schools and local community organizations.
Opportunities for scholarly activity are strongly encouraged. The Child Study Center is a comprehensive child and adolescent mental health center that conducts treatment, research, outreach, and education in the academic department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the NYU School of Medicine.
Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Ability Requirements):
Applicants should have completed all doctoral requirements, including their dissertation, prior to beginning the fellowship. Graduates of APA accredited doctoral programs and pre-doctoral internships preferred; however qualified candidates with comparable experience are highly encouraged to apply and are also considered. Applicants should have an established foundation in areas related to fellowship experiences, including coursework in developmental/child psychology, child and family therapy, child psychopathology and clinically relevant experiences with children and adolescents who have ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders. A NewYork State Limited Permit is also required at start of fellowship.
The overall goal of this special training program is to produce highly trained, scientifically knowledgeable, clinically skilled independent practitioners of clinical work with children and families. The fellow is expected to become an expert in the conditions covered.
Exit criteria for fellowship includes:
• Advanced skill in evaluation, treatment, and consultation
• Advanced understanding of the impact of ADHD and disruptive behavior on family, school, and peer life
• Scholarly activity (i.e., submission of study or literature review for publication, presentation or submission of a grant proposal or outcome assessment)
• Eligibility for state licensure
• Eligibility for board certification in child therapy
Normal Working Hours and Conditions:
Occasional overtime as required and approved
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference and two sample reports to: Lori Evans, Ph.D.
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