Center for Autism & the Developing Brain

Center for Autism & the Developing Brain

Training & Consultation

Clinical Training Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities

CADB offers clinical and research post-doctoral fellowships. As a center with a focus on integrating research and practice, post-doctoral students will gain valuable research and clinical training. CADB has fully licensed clinical psychologists on staff, with expertise in autistic spectrum disorders.

Clinical post-doctoral fellows will learn to administer and code diagnostic instruments used in both research and clinical practice, will refine diagnostic skills with a broad age range (from toddlers to adults), lead social skills groups, provide consultation to schools and programs, and provide intervention services to children and adults and their families.

In addition, Post-Doctoral Fellows will spend some of their time involved with one of the many ongoing research projects at CADB. Research postdoctoral fellows will focus primarily on research, but will be expected to take part in clinical activities to the degree that they can, and to learn some clinical skills, particularly assessment and diagnosis, that may be relevant for their future careers, where interpreting behavioral data becomes important.

Post-doctoral fellowships are typically offered for one year, with a relatively automatic renewal into a second year if all goes well. Postdocs may also apply for the general clinical NewYork-Presbyterian Post-Doctoral Fellowship which includes some time with our center but has a broader base of rotations.

Pre-Doctoral Internship and Externship Opportunities

CADB is part of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center APA-accredited internship program in professional psychology which takes place at the Manhattan campus of our college/medical center.

In Westchester, CADB has licensed clinical psychologists on staff, with expertise in diagnosis and intervention of Autistic Spectrum Disorders, who eventually will be able to supervise the clinical training of externs and whom may be able to consult to Manhattan-based interns.

Externs will work approximately half-time, without funding, and will learn to administer and code standardized diagnostic measures, administer and score developmental and cognitive tests, complete thorough diagnostic assessments, implement evidence-based interventions including Early Start Denver Model, functional behavior assessment and function-based interventions, pivotal response training, and structured teaching. Externs and clinical interns may also be involved in clinical research if they choose.

NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center