December 1, 2015

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Clinical Psychology 2016-2017

The May Institute is pleased to announce we are accepting applications for our 2016-2017 postdoctoral fellowship program.  Please see descriptions below. Additional details about the positions and application information is available in the attached document.

May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
The goal of the fellowship at the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities is to provide fellows with advanced clinical skills and specialized training in evidence-based interventions for individuals on the autism spectrum.  The fellow oversees a school-wide research study implementing Teacher Child Interaction Training (TCIT) and takes a leadership role in the school’s CBT program.   The May Center School is assessing the benefit of conducting TCIT in a school for individuals with autism that utilizes applied behavior analysis.  The fellow will train teachers in TCIT, maintain the study database, and supervise a practicum student in the delivery of TCIT.
The May Center School has adapted traditional CBT to create an innovative delivery system for individuals with developmental delays.  It combines individual therapy with classroom consultation to increase skills acquisition and skills outside of therapy sessions. The fellow will also develop expertise in CBT for children with autism and provide oversight of a clinical program. In general, fellows in this program (a) maintain an individual caseload, (b) co-lead bi-weekly supervision groups with master’s-level clinicians and doctoral interns, (c) train classroom staff on the implementation and data collection of skill use, and (d) prepare manuscripts and conference presentations. Extensive training and experience in evidence-based treatment is required.  PCIT certification and TCIT experience preferred.

May Behavioral Health Centers
The fellow in Behavioral Health provides evidence-based psychotherapy services to individuals, families, and groups across the lifespan in two community-based mental health clinics serving primarily low-income populations in the greater metro-Boston area. The fellow is an active participant in a multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and mental health counselors. In this position, the fellow gains further training and experience in (a) clinical diagnostic assessment of individuals who present with a full range of psychopathology, often with complex comorbid diagnoses, severe and persistent mental illness, (b) implementation of CBT, DBT and other evidence-based practices, (c) administration and interpretation of comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological test batteries, (d) consultation and collaboration with state and local agencies, other providers and other programs within May Institute, (e) participation in the supervision of behavioral health trainees, and (f) research.
The May Center for Evaluation and Treatment
The fellow at the May Center for Evaluation and Treatment (MCET) provides diagnostic assessment and differential diagnostic services to children/adolescents and their families who are suspected of having an autism spectrum disorder. Fellows in this program (a) conduct clinical interviews, diagnostic assessments, and comprehensive feedback sessions with families who seek services at this state-of-the-art outpatient clinic, (b) implement a parent training intervention (Parent Child Interaction Training or PCIT) with individuals who have autism spectrum disorders or behavior disorders, (c) supervise doctoral interns, (d) gain supervised exposure to program operations and management, (e) initiate research projects with the clinic team, and (f) contribute to research dissemination through conference presentations and publications. Applicants to this program should have clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and families, training in and experience with ASD diagnostic tools (ADOS-II strongly preferred), and knowledge of diagnostic instruments commonly utilized in diagnosing and assessing children with developmental disorders.

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