The postdoctoral fellowwill work in an interdisciplinary medical setting at the Boiling Center forDevelopmental Disabilities (BCDD) conducting comprehensive evaluations,implementing behavioral therapy, participating in didactic training,supervising predoctoral interns and practicum students, and completing programevaluation activities and/or research. The postdoctoral fellow will receive aminimum of 2 hours per week of individual supervision by a licensedpsychologist.
While at the BCDD, thepostdoctoral fellow will be involved in weekly multidisciplinary evaluations.Collaboration at the developmental center is most often with developmentalpediatrics, speech/language, social work, or audiology. Fewer opportunities areavailable for collaboration with nutrition, nursing, physical and/oroccupational therapy. Commonly administered assessment instruments include theWPPSI-IV, SB-5, Bayley-III, WISC-V, Bracken, WJ-IV Achievement, WIAT-III,Vineland-3, BASC-3, Conners-3, BITSEA, SCQ, ADOS-2, CARS-2, etc. Additionally,opportunities for research are available using BCDD data, which includesdeveloping ideas for manuscripts and presentations, data analysis, andmanuscript preparation.
Several opportunitiesfor psychotherapy are available to the postdoctoral fellow. Psychotherapyinterventions at the BCDD are most often behavioral. There is an AppliedBehavior Analysis (ABA) for Families Clinic which emphasizes a parent-trainingmodel of ABA. Opportunities for the fellow's involvement in this clinic includeproviding ABA therapy and parent consultation for individual cases, supervisionof intern and practicum student cases, and co-leading group supervisionmeetings. For postdoctoral fellows with a significant amount of prior ABAexperience, there are additional opportunities to conduct didactic training inABA methods for interns and practicum students and supervise several caseswithin the clinic; as well as opportunities to assist with ongoing developmentof the ABA for Families training program. If the fellow is interested andsupervision is available, there is opportunity for participation in theParent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Clinic.
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