February 17, 2015

Post Doctoral Opportunities at the May Institute

May Institute, a non-profit organization providing behavioral health, educational, and rehabilitative services to individuals and families at nearly 200 service locations nationally, is accepting applications to  the 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Clinical Psychology. The institute has openings for one postdoctoral fellow at the following locations: May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (Randolph, MA), Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic (Randolph, MA), and Fernandes Center for Children & Families/Saint Anne’s Hospital (Fall River, Massachusetts).  All positions are a minimum, one-year supervised experience based on the scientist-practitioner training model.  Fellows receive individual and group supervision toward psychology licensure application in Massachusetts. Please refer to www.mayinstitute.org to obtain a full description of the postdoctoral training program. Applicants must have a Ph.D or Psy.D from an APA (or CPA)-approved program and have completed, or in the process of completing, an internship at an APA (or CPA)-approved internship site. Applications (cover letter of interest, CV, and two letters of recommendation) should be submitted to psychinternship@mayinstitute.org on or before March 31, 2014. Further information can be obtained by writing (email:ddonaldson@mayinstitute.org or calling (781-437-1205) Deidre Donaldson Ph.D., Director of Training, Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Clinical Psychology, May Institute, Randolph, MA 02368.
May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
The fellow at the May Center School will take a leadership role in the school’s CBT program for autism  under the mentorship of Nathan Lambright Psy.D., BCBA-D and Stephanie Child Psy.D. This program has adapted traditional CBT methods to create an innovative delivery system for individuals with developmental delays.  It combines individual therapy with classroom consultation to increase skill acquisition and skills usage outside of therapy sessions. The position will allow fellows to develop expertise in CBT for children with autism and provide oversight of a clinical program. As well, fellows will maintain an individual caseload and train classroom staff on the implementation and data collection of skill use.  The fellow will prepare manuscripts for publication and conference presentations for submission.  Prior training and commitment to evidence-based treatment and experience with populations with developmental delays is also required. For more information please contact Nathan Lambright at nlambright@mayinstitute.orgor Stephanie Child at schild@mayinstitute.org.
May Center for Evaluation and Treatment (MCET)
The fellow at MCET will have the opportunity to provide diagnostic assessment and differential diagnostic services to children/adolescents and their families who are suspected of having autism spectrum disorder. There are additional opportunities to provide assessments and evidence-based treatments for a number of conditions that may co-occur with ASD as well as intensive behavioral services for a number of specific conditions. Responsibilities include (a) conducting clinical interviews, diagnostic assessments, and comprehensive feedbacks with families who seek services at the center, (b) conducting treatment sessions (c) implementing a parent training seminar series, (d) supervising doctoral interns, (e) assisting the Clinical Director in operations and administrative functions, (f) initiating research projects with the clinic team, and (g) contributing to research dissemination through conference presentations and publications. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in psychology or related field, experience working with children and adolescents in a clinical setting, training in and experience with ASD diagnostic tools  (ADOS strongly preferred), and  knowledge of diagnostic instruments commonly utilized in diagnosing and assessing children with developmental disorders. For more information please contact Caroline Harrington (charrington@mayinstitute.org)
Fernandes Center for Children and Families (FCCF)
The Fellow at FCCF will provide child and family services in an interdisciplinary outpatient medical setting under the mentorship of Jeanne Paccia Ph.D. and other staff psychologists. In this position, the fellow will gain further training and experience in (a) clinical diagnostic assessment for children and adolescents who present with a variety of issues, including developmental, learning and behavior disorders, emotional challenges, and co-occurring medical condition, (b) delivery of psychotherapeutic treatment to children, adolescents and families utilizing evidence-based practices, including curriculum-based group treatments, (c) team participation in interdisciplinary clinics, including Growth and Nutrition, Feeding, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, (d) administration and interpretation of comprehensive psychological test batteries, including neuropsychological and personality/projective measures, (e) psychological consultation to on-site Pediatric Medical Specialty Clinics (e.g., Cardiology, GI, Endocrinology, Neurology), and (f) training/supervision of psychology interns/practicum students. For more information please contact Dr. Jeanne Paccia at jpaccia@mayinstitute.org

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