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Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical and Research Program 2015-2017

The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, an academic clinical center specializing in treatment of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders, is recruiting for a two-year clinical post-doctoral fellowship in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Clinical and Research Program. This position provides advanced training in assessment and treatment of ASD, related developmental disorders, and co-occuring disorders. The post-doctoral fellow will work under the mentorship of Sarah Kuriakose, Ph.D. and Adriana Di Martino, M.D. The fellowship is designed to begin in summer 2015 and offers the opportunity for transition to a junior faculty position once the fellow has obtained a New York State license. The Deadline for applications is January 16, 2015. 

The program will include but will not be limited to:

  • Training in diagnostic assessment of ASD and associated psychopathology using standardized interview techniques
  • Training in treatment approaches specific to autism (e.g., Pivotal Response Treatment, social skills training, parent education), as well as therapies targeting psychopathology often associated with ASD (e.g., Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy)
  • Developing mastery in writing comprehensive reports and designing treatment plans
  • Opportunity to present to audiences of professionals and/or consumers
  • Opportunity to participate in ongoing research studies
  • A formal didactic program

During the first year, fellows are expected to attain research reliability on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - 2 and the Autism Diagnostic Interview - Revised. Thus, familiarity with these instruments is preferred but not required. In addition, the fellow will be trained to fidelity in behavioral approaches to ASD intervention. During the second year, the fellow will be expected to propose an elective related to long-term career goals (e.g., scholarly manuscripts, specialized clinical projects).

This position requires completion of an APA-approved internship and a doctoral degree from an APA accredited program. In addition, the candidate cannot begin their fellowship until a NY State temporary permit has been obtained. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with review of applications until the position is filled. 

Contact Information 

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, and a clinical work sample (de-identified treatment summary / testing report) to:

Lori Evans, Ph.D.
Director of Training in Psychology
Deputy Director of the Faculty Group Practice
Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center
One Park Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 646.754.5051
Fax: 646.754.9538

For questions or general information regarding the post-doctoral position, contact Sarah Kuriakose, Ph.D., BCBA-D at

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