Nov 20, 2018
The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) is currently seeking applicants for its fellowships in Child Welfare/Pediatric Disabilities/Early Childhood and for Behavioral Psychology for the 2019-2020 year for graduates of psychology doctoral programs. The Child Welfare track offers a broad variety of training experiences, including providing site-based and home-based assessment with children and parents involved in the child welfare system, as well as play based and trauma-focused intervention with children in foster care. Opportunities may also include providing parent training to court-involved families. Training activities involve collaboration with the Westchester County Department of Social Services, as well as assessment/training in early childhood disabilities/autism spectrum disorder. Additional training experiences are available at WIHD and can be integrated into candidates’ program based on interest. The Behavioral Psychology track offers a broad variety of training experiences, including providing therapy to children and adults (as well as their families and caregivers) with intellectual and developmental disabilities (such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and comorbid psychiatric disorders), implementing behavioral interventions in the outpatient clinic (with opportunities in the community and through school and/or group home consultation), treating behaviors (including noncompliance, aggression, self-injury, toileting, sleep, and eating difficulties, communication deficits, social skills deficits, independent living skills deficits, academic skills deficits, medical/dental fears and phobias, comorbid anxiety, depression, and management of other psychiatric disorders), and conducting functional behavior assessments to guide treatment planning. Trainees also have opportunities to participate in community outreach programs and conferences, clinic-based research, professional in developmental disabilities, early intervention, and career development. Additional training experiences are available at WIHD and can be integrated into candidates’ program based on interest. BCBA certification supervision hours available. Fellows also take part in a 9-month, federally-funded Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) featuring: developmental disabilities training from a multi-disciplinary perspective (with content in clinical issues, family-centered care, cultural competence, public health, policy and advocacy, and evidence-based practice), participation in team projects & research groups, attendance at local/national conferences, and opportunities to develop presentation & legislative advocacy skills.
WIHD Valhalla, NY, USA Postdoc