Clinical Fellowship in Treatment of Moderate to Severe Behavior in Children and Adolescents with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
We are offering one (1-year) clinical fellowship position. The fellow will spend 50% of their training in the inpatient developmental psychiatry acute stabilization program within the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry serving children and adolescents dually diagnosed with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders.
The fellow will be actively involved in the behavioral assessment, development and implementation of individualized treatment programs to treat severe problem behavior, parent and caregiver training, as well as participation in daily interdisciplinary rounds and family meetings. This training offers fellows the opportunity to experience a broad range of experiential learning from a multi-disciplinary team who cares for complex children with the goal of developing entry-level professionals with a broad skill and knowledge base to treat a range of severe behavior challenges in children with developmental disabilities.
The fellow will also spend 50% of their training within Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics in the Brief Intensive Behavior Treatment (BIBT) Program. BIBT is an outpatient treatment clinic for children/adolescents with developmental disabilities and moderate-to-severe behavior problems who have not been successful in traditional outpatient behavioral treatment or require a higher level of care. The program includes ABA treatment, including functional analysis of behavior, for broad concerns ranging from pica to aggression.
Fellows will serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary team that consists of developmental pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and social work.
For more information, please contact the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Training Director Rebekah Ridgeway, PsyD, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Direct Fellowship Supervisor Laura Srivorakiat, PsyD, at email@example.com.
Clinical Fellowship in Community Consultation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
We are offering one (1-year) clinical fellowship position focused on clinical training in a Demonstration Classroom within The Kelly O’Leary Center (TKOC) for Autism Spectrum Disorders and partnered with the Cincinnati Public School District (CPS) serving early elementary age children with autism spectrum disorder.
The fellow will be actively involved in the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs), skill acquisition (academic and self-help), individual and classroom behavior management, data collection procedures, and teacher and paraprofessional staff training.
The psychology fellowship program offers trainees the opportunity to experience a broad range of experiential learning from a multi-disciplinary team (psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy and education) who care for complex children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in an educational setting.
In addition, the fellow will select an elective rotation within the short term behavior treatment program, Brief Intensive Behavior Intervention (BIBT) Program, or the Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI) Program.
For more information, please contact the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Training Director Rebekah Ridgeway, PsyD, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Direct Fellowship Supervisor Melissa Foti-Hoff at email@example.com.
Clinical Fellowship in Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
We are offering two (1-year) clinical fellowship positions which focus on the evaluation of children and adolescents (ages 1-22) who present with a variety of neurodevelopmental disabilities within an interdisciplinary, outpatient setting. These clinics are housed within Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
Conditions include developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, discipline and behavioral problems, and intellectual and learning disabilities.
Both positions are primarily clinical with the option of some clinical research training. The positions are assessment focused with several elective rotation possibilities from which to select, including short-term behavior treatment, group therapy (e.g., social skills, anxiety), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Fellows selecting the PCIT elective have the opportunity to work toward PCIT certification. Fellows may also have the opportunity to participate in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) program.
For more information, please contact the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Training Director Rebekah Ridgeway, PsyD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Fellowship Related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fragile X Syndrome, and Angelman Syndrome
We are offering a postdoctoral fellowship focused on research related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fragile X Syndrome, and Angelman Syndrome. This 1-2 year research fellowship position is within the clinical research lab of Craig Erickson, MD, Rebecca Shaffer, PsyD, and Lauren Schmitt, PhD.
The fellow will serve as a member of a multidisciplinary research team including child psychiatrists, a licensed psychologist, a research nurse, and research coordinators. Clinical training will focus on diagnostic testing for autism spectrum disorders and developmental and cognitive assessment for a wide range of functioning levels as well as group treatment interventions. Opportunities within research are extensive, including electroencephalography (EEG), functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), eye tracking , heart rate monitoring, neurocognitive measures, and parent-report measures both in the context of behavioral interventions and pharmaceutical drug trials as well as phenotyping studies. Fellowship training will take place in both outpatient, intensive outpatient, and inpatient settings.
The position includes the option of additional clinical training rotations within Developmental and Behavioral Psychology including short-term behavioral interventions, diagnostics, and/or group treatment interventions.
For more information, please contact the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Training Director Rebekah Ridgeway, PsyD, at email@example.com or Direct Supervisor Rebecca Shaffer, PsyD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intervention Research Fellowship Focused on Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders
We have a 1- or 2-year (2021-2023 academic years) postdoctoral fellowship position focused on Intervention Research with Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This postdoctoral fellowship provides advanced training in working with middle-school children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) without intellectual disability. The position is funded by a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
The fellow will primarily work on a study that involves developing, adapting, and testing an intervention to be implemented in the school setting targeting academic executive functions (e.g., organization, planning, and study skills). The fellow may also have a secondary role on a study that involves testing an intervention targeting daily living skills (e.g., hygiene, cooking, and laundry) as compared to a social skills intervention.
Fellows will be exposed mainly to quantitative methods (i.e., randomized clinical trial with intervention). Fellows will also become research reliable on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule or ADOS-2 with a certified ADOS-2 trainer. Other opportunities include assisting with intervention development and adaptation; training and consultation with school personnel who deliver the executive function intervention; possible supervision of graduate trainees who assist in facilitating the daily living skills and social skills intervention in the clinic setting; and training school personnel on behavior management principles. Fellow access to multiple datasets will contribute to publication and presentation opportunities, and fellow will have protected time for their own research interests.
There may also be the opportunity to provide school and parent consultation and community outreach activities. For questions regarding these positions, contact Amie Duncan, PhD, at email@example.com or Leanne Tamm, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.