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Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Empirically-Derived Assessment and Treatment – New Jersey Office 2014-2016

Position

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 Empirically-Derived Assessment and Treatment (emphasizing Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders, Disruptive Disorders, and Neuropsychological assessment).

Position Summary

This post-doctoral fellowship focuses on several areas of clinical service - treatment of varied anxiety disorders, activity within the Selective Mutism program, and participation in the Organizational Skills Treatment Program for persons with ADHD. The fellowship is directed by a senior faculty member who has been seminal in the creation of some of the interventions. Some of the interventions and their variations have been the focus of years of study in large-scale reviews and single-subject designs. Information on the interventions has been presented at multiple national and international meetings over the last two decades.

The post-doctoral fellow will be involved in providing these interventions as they were tested and in revisions that are designed to meet the needs of individual cases. In addition to direct clinical service, the fellow will be involved critical reviews of the interventions and the development of revisions to meet variable presentations of selective mutism and organization, time management, and planning problems in ADHD. Extensive experience in evaluation, treatment, and program evaluation is provided during the fellowship. Opportunities to present to parents, professionals in workshop settings, and national meetings are all available. 

Post-doctoral fellows participate in formal didactics and professional development opportunities. These include attendance at weekly psychiatry and child psychiatry grand rounds, Child Study Center 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

Post-doctoral fellows will participate in a variety of clinical experiences. These include the provision of behavioral and cognitive therapy, initial diagnostic evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations, and school consultations. 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 modified to meet the child’s needs. For persons with ADHD, the fellow can expect to have experience with persons throughout the age range. For persons with selective mutism, experience in group therapy and camp programs is an essential component of care. Most of the children with selective mutism are young, however, we do assist those with persistent conditions that last into their teen years.  

A unique component of the experience is the expectation that post-doctoral fellows will be expected to give presentations at schools and local community organizations. 

The primary work location for 4 days a week is our office in Hackensack, New Jersey, a Bergen County suburb of New York City.  One day per week will be served at our main office at One Park Avenue, New York, New York for case conference and grand rounds. 

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 predoctoral 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 are afflicted with ADHD and anxiety disordered. Limited Permit is also required at start of fellowship.

Goals

The overall goal of this special training program is to produce highly trained, scientifically knowledgeable, clinically skillful 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 on family, school, and peer life
  • Advanced understanding of social anxiety in the form of selective mutism in young children
  • Scholarly activity (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 

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
lori.evans@nyumc.org

For questions and general information regarding the post-doctoral position, contact Richard.Gallagher@nyumc.org.

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