Psychology Postdoctoral LEND Fellowship in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities - Center on Human Development & Disability, University of Washington

Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010


The Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) at the University of  Washington in Seattle is seeking applications for one (1) half-time,  two-year psychology postdoctoral fellowship in neurodevelopmental  disabilities. As a Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, you would be a  long-term trainee in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental  Disabilities (LEND) program at the CHDD's Clinical Training Unit (CTU).  Your academic home would be in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral  Sciences at the University of Washington. Psychology fellowships in the CTU's LEND program are funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau  (MCHB) of the US Public Health Service, through an interdisciplinary  leadership-training grant, and also by the ARC Foundation of Washington;  traineeships are contingent on continued funding.

Training is intended to accomplish the dual objectives of developing both  (a) high levels of interdisciplinary clinical skill and (b) leadership  abilities that complement clinical skill and acumen. Primary training  experiences will include participation in an interdisciplinary diagnostic  assessment team and didactic seminars. In addition, completion of a  leadership project is required. Additional training experiences in  assessment and consultation can be included in the LEND fellowship, including participation in the UW High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Clinic and community-based evaluation clinics. Patient populations are diverse in  age (from infancy through adolescence), ethnicity/race, and developmental  levels. Previous experience with autism spectrum disorders is preferred.

A doctorate from an APA-approved clinical or counseling psychology program  and completion of an APA-approved one-year clinical internship are preferred. A doctorate from a developmental or school psychology program and completion of an assessment internship will also be considered. The fellowship can begin as early as January of 2011. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Washington encourages applications from members of ethnic minorities. Please send a  letter of interest, CV, and two sample psychological assessment reports (with identifying information removed) to Dr. Susan Toth Patiejunas,  Clinical Training Unit, CHDD, University of Washington, Box 357920,  Seattle WA 98195-7920 or email her at [email protected].