Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Child Mind Institute, New York, NY, USA - 1 pediatric Neuropsychology position

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology 2011-­‐2013

The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming mental health care for children everywhere. Our organization is committed to finding more effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, building the science of healthy brain development and empowering children and their families with the information they need to get help, hope and answers. The Child Mind Institute requires a strong, mission-­‐driven staff – talented, highly skilled, compassionate professionals who work well in a fast-­‐paced, dynamic organization. We are an equal opportunity employer with a competitive benefits and salary package.

CMI is recruiting a post-­‐doctoral fellow in pediatric neuropsychology. Fellows are expected to take a multidisciplinary approach to their work, drawing from a broad range of disciplines including clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, developmental psychology). Responsibilities Initial Diagnostic Evaluation General intake evaluation for the purpose of diagnosis and subsequent triage to a specialty treatment service or referral outside of the Child Mind Institute. Semi-­‐structured interview based on the K-­‐SADS Questionnaires for the child, parents, teacher Neuropsychological Assessment Intake, school observation, full neuropsychological and educational evaluation, feedback to family, initial and follow-­‐up contact with school, complete written report. Cognitive Remediation, Individual and Family Treatment The post doc will be expected to carry several treatment cases. The post doc will also participate in a variety of learning experiences at the Child Mind Institute: Case Conference (Friday morning) Supervision of Externs/Volunteers Additional Experiences Weekly supervision by clinical neuropsychologists and learning specialist. It is expected that the Post Doctoral Fellow will give presentations at schools and local community organizations as requested. Such presentations may also involve interactions and interviews with the media.