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Nationwide Children's Hospital: Trueman Fellowship in Autism Treatment

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

Starts on Monday, August 24, 2020

Applications due Monday, December 16, 2019

The Trueman Fellowship in Autism Treatment is a 2-year post-doctoral psychology training experience based in the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH). This fellowship was developed to provide a unique opportunity for advanced training in evidence-based treatments of autism, across a range of ages, treatment modalities, and levels of functioning, and is conducted in a department rich in resources related to professional development. Our goal is to train psychologists to demonstrate leadership in the areas of service, training, research, and excellence in the provision of care for individuals with autism and their families. This fellowship is offered as one Track of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Psychology Post-Doctoral training programs. along with tracks in Pediatric Psychology, Child Clinical, Neuropsychology, Acute Care, and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. All NCH fellows participate in a monthly cross-track didactic series, along with their track specific seminars. The NCH post-doctoral training program is housed within the Division of Psychology in the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine at The Ohio State University. Nationwide Children's Hospital is one of the largest pediatric facilities in the United States, and is one of the nation’s largest pediatric providers of mental health services. The Hospital leadership, along with the support of community partners, has selected Behavioral Health to be the focus of the Hospital’s current 5-year strategic plan, and one outcome will be the design and building of a Behavioral Health Pavilion in 2020, which will include programs serving acute levels of care, including a DD/IDD inpatient unit. The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, one program of NCH Behavioral Health, employs 155 faculty and staff devoted to implementing a wide range of evidence-based interventions for children with ASD and their families. Services are organized into 4 programs: the Behavioral Intervention Program provides early intensive behavioral intervention for both toddlers and young children, behavioral consultation, transition-age services, school consultation, and parent training for all ages; the Outpatient Psychotherapy Program provides individual psychotherapy, social skills groups, psychotherapy groups, crisis care, family supports, and school consultation to higher functioning clients; the Complex Behavior Program provides both day treatment and community-based behavior support service for individuals with severe problem behavior, and has a specialized program for high functioning individuals with autism who also have severe problem behavior; and the Community Outreach Program provides ASD awareness, seminars, intake and psychoeducational services, group parent training, sibling support, summer camps, and recreational programming. CASD services are offered to children from 12 months to 21 years of age, across the range of the autism spectrum, provided to a variety of recipients of care (individuals with ASD, their families and caregivers, community providers and other professionals) and in a range of settings. This post-doctoral experience will allow for training in this broad range of service options, to provide the fellow with an excellent and broad basis of treatment knowledge (year 1), and to allow for clinical specialization and opportunities to provide supervision and implement program development (year 2). Collaboration with the NCH Child Development Center allows for additional opportunities to become proficient in diagnostic screening and assessment, cognitive assessment, and work within a multi-disciplinary team. Fellows will choose and area of emphasis (Complex Behavior, Behavioral Intervention, or Autism Psychotherapy) which will organize their primary duties, with other diverse clinical experiences worked around this major emphasis.  Applicants must have completed all requirements of an APA-approved graduate program specializing in child/adolescence and disabilities experiences, and completed a one-year APA accredited clinical internship. See above for additional information about application process, and see the website for more information about the fellowship experience http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/autism-psychology-post-doctoral-fellowship.

Additional Information

Agency Type
Childrens Hospital
APPIC Membership
APA Accredited
Recognized Specialty
Clinical Child Psychology
Emphasis or focus area
Other Emphasis
Treatment of ASD for children/youth/young adults
Research Time
Less than 25%
Training Director
Anya Froelich, PsyD, BCBA, COBA
Contact Email
Contact Phone
Duration in Months
Hours Per Week
# of Licensed Supervisors
Number of Positions
Applications recieved last year
Will follow APPIC Selection Guidelines
Date offers will be made to applicants
Monday, February 24 2020
Created Date
Wednesday, November 2 2016
Fringe Benefits
Partial reimbursement for moving expenses; paid time off - 15 days for illness, vacation, and professional development; additional time off - 6 days for holidays; enhanced professional development stipend ($1000/yr); full health/dental/vision benefit; access to didactics and seminars; umbrella supervision and advocacy opportunities; training and presentation opportunities with schools, community/public agencies, hospital departments, and CASD staff.
Research opportunities
The fellowships at Nationwide Children's Hospital are based on the scientist-practitioner model. As such, involvement in clinical research will be encouraged. Research projects are typically self-initiated and often center around clinical outcomes or quality improvement. Presentations at conferences will be encouraged and limited financial supported may be provided.
Additional Comments
We welcome candidates with specialization interests within early intensive behavioral intervention, parent training, transition services, counseling and mental health supports, and complex/severe problem behavior. Fellows will choose an area of emphasis (Complex Behavior, Behavioral Intervention, or Autism Psychotherapy) which will organize their primary duties, with other diverse clinical experiences worked around this major emphasis.
Application Instructions
Applicants must submit: letter of interest describing relevant training, work experience, and goals for post-doctoral development and career; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; graduate transcripts; copies of 2 test or treatment reports. Materials should be emailed to: NationwideTruemanFellowship@nationwidechildrens.org or mailed to Anya Froelich, PsyD, BCBA, NCH Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, 195 West Schrock Road, Westerville OH 43081. Selected applicants will be invited for an on-site interview in mid-January/early February. APPIC/UPPD universal notification day (2/24/20) will be followed.

This record was last updated on Thursday, October 17, 2019

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