Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorders

We offer a one year, full time fellowship at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD), with the option to extend another year based on fellow interest. We value trainee diversity, cultural competence, and ability to contribute to our work with diverse and underserved populations. We are deeply committed to training, which combines clinical, didactic and research activities to prepare you for a career in clinical-academic psychology.

We provide focused experience in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related conditions across age and abilities. The fellow will also participate in weekly didactics, case conferences and individual and group supervision. We offer protected time (minimum 20%) for mentored research activities.

CASD is a part of the Division of Neuropsychology at Children’s National Hospital serving over 3,000 patients annually, drawing from across the region and internationally. CASD specializes in evaluation, treatment and advocacy for children with autism spectrum disorders. Children of all ages are seen in multidisciplinary teams and treatment programs. We offer training at the externship, internship and post-doctoral levels. Services are provided by psychology, neuropsychology, psychiatry, neurodevelopmental pediatrics and speech and language pathology. CASD has an active research program, with many clinicians involved in funded research, receiving $5.6 million of translational research funding.

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Our application process is competitive. Applicants must have completed an APA/CPA-accredited doctoral program in psychology (Clinical Psychology preferred) and an APA/CPA-accredited clinical predoctoral internship. Competitive applicants are well-rounded clinicians in the scientist practitioner/ clinical science tradition.

How To Apply:

We have an online portal for submitting your documents. You will be asked to complete our application form online and to upload your documents. If you start the application and want to leave and return later to complete it, please note your “Return Code,” and enter it (“Returning?” link at upper right of page) when you come back to the site later.

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Materials to be uploaded to portal by applicant
  • Letter of interest/personal statement addressing clinical and research interests, goals and perceived match to our program and focus area(s) of interest. Please include aspects of your background, experience and/or skills that demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two de-identified assessment reports written by the applicant
  • Three letters of recommendation emailed directly from the recommenders. We do not accept letters sent by the applicant. Mailed hard copies should be signed across the seal of the envelope.
  • Official graduate transcripts sent from your graduate institution(s), by mail or email.

Send letters of recommendation and transcripts to:

Cara Pugliese, Ph.D.
Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
15245 Shady Grove Road, Suite 350
Rockville, MD 20850

Contact Information:

For more information about the Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorders, please contact Cara Pugliese, Ph.D.

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