Postdoctoral LEND Fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2019


The Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska invites applicants for its Postdoctoral Fellowship in Integrated Behavioral Pediatric Psychology beginning as early as July 2019, with August and September start dates available.  Applications due January 15th, 2019 and interviews will take place in January or February 2019. 

Postdoctoral LEND Fellow in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

  • 1-2 positions in Omaha, NE (Start date July 1, 2018)
  • This position is supported jointly by the LEND (Leadership Education in Neuro-developmental and Related Disabilities) program sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the MMI Psychology Department. It is designed to provide advanced interdisciplinary clinical and leadership training in the assessment and diagnosis of ASD, evidence-based interventions, and research in ASD. 
  • Fellows may work in pediatric or family medicine primary care clinics, developmental medicine, and/or the Autism Care for Toddlers (ACT) Clinic.  There will be opportunities interact and consult with speech, medicine, occupational therapy and physical therapy.
  • Intervention opportunities include individual, family and group therapy using evidence-based treatment modalities to address a variety of internalizing and externalizing concerns. Additionally, opportunities for consultation with physicians, medical staff, as well as school and community personnel will be available. Psychological evaluation techniques may include cognitive measures, structured interviews and observations, social/emotional evaluations, as well as opportunities to complete comprehensive evaluations for developmental concerns including ASD.
  • Minor rotations may include additional assessment and clinical roles in settings providing services to young children identified with ASD in the Autism Care for Toddlers (ACT) Clinic.
  • The postdoctoral fellows in this position will also spend a portion of their time participating in research related to ASD with possible opportunities for presentations at regional and national conferences as well as publication. Participation in student supervision and training activities may also be available.

Requirements:
Preference is given to applicants who have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an APA-Accredited doctoral program and have completed an internship from an APA-accredited program, with degree requirements met by the first day of fellowship. Preference is given to applicants who also have been certified by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. Post docs must have a driver's license and the ability to travel to outreach clinical sites from 5 to 180 miles on a regular basis.   Additionally, applicants must be eligible for a licensed mental health practitioner credential within the state of Nebraska to obtain an LMHP or credentialed as a certified behavior analyst by the start date of fellowship (http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Documents/brochure.pdf)

Applicants willing to train in or with goals of living and providing psychological services in underserved/rural areas in Nebraska will receive special consideration 

Materials required will include:

1.      Cover letter, describing the following:

  • Statement of interest and fit with position
  • Date (or anticipated date) of dissertation defense
  • Anticipated date of degree conferral
  • Current direct post-masters clinical hours and anticipated number of direct post-masters clinical hours (as of May 1st, or 2 months prior to anticipated start date) Direct hours include interviewing, therapy, case conferences, behavioral observations and management, evaluations, treatment planning, testing, consultations, and biofeedback.
  • Names of recommenders who will be sending letters

2.      Curriculum vitae (CV)
3.      Three letters of recommendation (sent directly from referees)


Additional Information:

Munroe-Meyer Institute:  http://www.unmc.edu/mmi/
Program website:  http://www.unmc.edu/mmi/departments/psychology/index.html


Please send all application material via email to:
Jennifer Burt, Ph.D.
jburt@unmc.edu