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Autism Spectrum Disorder Fellowship at University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability

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University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Starts on Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Applications due Wednesday, December 15, 2021

This program has chosen to follow the APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Guidlines.

General Description:

The postdoctoral psychology fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Center for Development and Disability (CDD) is designed to provide a specialized training experience in a range of evidence based and best practice clinical services to children who have ASD, their families, and community providers. The fellowship program is a one year, full-time training experience with the option of a second year to enhance training and build upon leadership and research skills . By the end of the training, fellows are expected to be well-rounded child clinical psychologists with specialized training within ASD. The fellowship program is designed to integrate competencies across the following five major domains of knowledge and practice: Assessment, Intervention, Teaching and Consultation, Interdisciplinary Relationships and Professionalism. Research activities may be incorporated as available. Each fellow’s activities are organized within their emphasis area of ASD, together with participation in Clinical and Leadership Education activities across the CDD and the UNM Health Sciences Center. Fellows will spend their time providing a range of intervention and assessment services tailored to the needs of individuals with ASD ranging from birth to adult. This includes interdisciplinary assessments with a focus on advanced skills in the differential diagnosis of ASD as well as learning/providing manualized treatments to address social communication and/or anxiety concerns in children with ASD. A fellow may also conduct a number of community trainings or technical assistance for individuals, their families, service providers and the larger community. Embedded in the training experience is a foundation in cultural and linguistic competence. A unique aspect of this program is the opportunity to provide clinical services in an underserved, rural state with a diverse, minority population. The CDD is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico; however, clinical services and trainings are conducted state-wide. While the majority of clinical activities, supervision, and didactics are housed within the CDD, a substantial training component of the fellowship program includes travel within the state.

For additional information please see the brochure on the website after October 30, 2019.

Additional Information

Agency Type
Medical School/Health Science Center
APPIC Membership
No
APA Accredited
No
Emphasis or focus area
Child/Adolescent
Other Emphasis
Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment and intervention
Research Time
Less than 25%
Training Director
Sylvia J. Acosta, PhD
Contact Email
syacosta@salud.unm.edu
Contact Phone
505-272-4725
Virtual Interviews
Virtual Only
Duration in Months
12
Hours Per Week
40
# of Licensed Supervisors
4
Number of Positions
1
Applications recieved last year
3
Stipend
$50000
Will follow APPIC Selection Guidelines
Yes
Date offers will be made to applicants
Tuesday, February 22 2022
Created Date
Tuesday, October 18 2016
Unfilled Positions
1 (Use only after the APPIC suggested notification date)
Fringe Benefits
Medical Insurance, Sick and Annual Leave, ample Holiday Leave
Research opportunities
Opportunities to participate in the following: 1. Ongoing research activities such as the Navajo Birth Cohort Study which includes option for protected time. 2. Access to clinical database for exploration of a clinical sample of ASD.
Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a de-identified sample evaluation report and three letters of recommendation to Director of Postdoctoral Psychology Training, Sylvia J. Acosta, PhD Associate Professor at syacosta@salud.unm.edu.

This record was last updated on Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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