Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Psychology
About the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center:
The Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center (CSDATC) is a comprehensive, hospital-based and university-affiliated treatment center engaging in clinical care, research, education and outreach activities in the state of Indiana. We are actively serving over 2,000 individuals with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) of all ages, abilities, and developmental levels. The CSATC is one of only five sites in the country involved in a research study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health that is focused on parent management training for individuals with autism. Additionally, The CSATC has received government funding for a study on the relationship between social skills training and medication management for high functioning children with PDD.
As a part of Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), The Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center is dedicated to bringing the most current and accurate information to its mental health professionals and students. We are located in the Riley Hospital for Children, on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus in downtown Indianapolis. Riley Hospital, which has been serving Indiana’s children for over 78 years, is one of the five largest children’s hospitals in the United States and is ranked nationally as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country. IUPUI is the third largest college campus in Indiana and one of the country’s premiere urban campuses. Riley Hospital and the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center are proud members of the Clarian Health Partnership.
The Psychiatry Department and Indiana University place a high priority on creating a diverse learning environment and on supporting the professional development of ethnic minorities, women and people with disabilities. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana University School of Medicine is the second largest medical school in the United States, with a student body that includes over 46 percent women and seven percent ethnic minorities. Indianapolis is the 12th largest metropolitan area and has the 16th largest African-American population in the United States.
Description of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship:
Post-doctoral fellows have the opportunity to create an individualized training program in conjunction with the supervisor. The fellowship will include a combination of clinical service in the form of assessment and treatment of individuals with PDD and research experience in one or more of over 20 ongoing funded research projects. The treatment focus for this position is behavioral in nature with a specific emphasis on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). In addition to treatment experience, fellows will also be involved in additional experience in the assessment of PDD and the expansion of their research skills.
- 20-30 hours of client contact per week in outpatient therapy and assessment
- At least 10 hours per week dedicated to research endeavors
- Provision of outpatient therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and adults with PDD and their families, primarily focused on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis
- Participation on federally-funded research studies related to behavioral interventions in autism
- Weekly supervisory sessions with PhD/HSPP Psychologist
- Educational opportunities including attendance at Grand Rounds presented by the Department of Psychiatry and didactics and training events offered at IUSM
- Acquisition of temporary license and activity toward permanent licensure
- Successful completion of Indiana jurisprudence exam and EPPP
- Compilation of hours for Indiana licensure and HSPP endorsement
- Other assignments as negotiated
- Experience providing ABA-based interventions to individuals with PDD and their families
- Completion of an APA-accredited Ph.D. or Psy.D. program in clinical or school psychology
- Completion of an APA-accredited predoctoral internship program
- Eligible for temporary licensure in Indiana (http://www.in.gov/pla/psych.htm)
- Applications are encouraged from professionals of all ethnic backgrounds
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three letters of reference, including one from your graduate director of clinical training
- Graduate Transcripts
- Cover Letter
To Learn more about the CSATC: http://psychiatry.medicine.iu.edu/autism
Please direct questions to:
Applications should be sent to:
Noha Minshawi, Ph.D., HSPP
Noha Minshawi, Ph.D., HSPP