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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 Monday, September 9, 2024

Applications due Friday, December 15, 2023

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 updated information please see the brochure on the website after October 15, 2022.

Additional Information

Agency Type
Medical School/Health Science Center
APPIC Membership
APA Accredited
Emphasis or focus area
Other Emphasis
Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment and intervention
Research Time
Less than 25%
Training Director
Sylvia J. Acosta, PhD
Contact Email
Contact Phone
Virtual Interviews
Virtual Only
Duration in Months
Hours Per Week
# of Licensed Supervisors
Number of Positions
Applications recieved last year
Will follow APPIC Selection Standards
Estimated offer date
Monday, April 15 2024
Created Date
Tuesday, October 18 2016
Unfilled Positions
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
We currently have 2 positions available for the 2024-2025 year. 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, March 12, 2024

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