Trueman Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Autism Treatment :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Trueman Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Autism Treatment

A track of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Psychology Post-doctoral Fellowship in IND

Jacquie Wynn, PhD
Trueman Fellowship Supervisor

Fellowship in Autism Treatment Overview

The Trueman Fellowship in Autism Treatment is a 2-year post-doctoral psychology training experience based in the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  This fellowship was developed with the mission of establishing a unique opportunity for advanced training in evidence-based treatments of autism, across a range of ages, treatment modalities, and levels of functioning, and is conducted in a department rich in resources related to professional development.  Our goal is to train clinical psychologists to demonstrate leadership in the areas of service, training, research, and excellence in the provision of care for individuals with autism and their families.

The Trueman Post-doctoral Fellowship is offered within the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, which provides a wide range of services for children with ASD and their families.  Services include early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI or ABA), behavioral consultation, school consultation, parent training, social skills groups, sibling support (SibShopsTM), CBT group treatments, individual counseling for Asperger’s syndrome, and recreational programming.  Services are offered to children from 18 months to 21 years of age, across the range of the autism spectrum. Our mission is to provide a continuum of care using evidenced-based practices to support the varied needs of these children and their families.  We are certified providers of behavior analysis services, SibShopsTM sibling support services, Triple P-Stepping Stones parent training model, and will soon be certified in Incredible Years parent training model.  This post-doctoral experience will allow for training in this broad range of service options.

Fellowship Setting
The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of a handful of facilities offering services that meet the wide range of critical needs of children with autism.  These services include diagnosis and assessment, early intensive behavioral intervention, brief behavioral consultation, school consultation, services for children with Asperger’s syndrome, family support services, medical management, research, advocacy, and education.  Along with the Child Development Center, CASD has nearly 100 staff devoted to the care of children with autism spectrum disorders and their families, and includes pediatricians, neurologists, psychologists, MA-BCBA clinicians, psychometricians, behavioral intervention aides, autism resource coordinators, and support staff.

The treatment philosophy of CASD is to provide care to individuals in their communities, and so therefore works extensively to create partnerships with schools, physicians, therapists, and other members of the child’s community.  Working to expand the knowledge base, resources, and capacity of our local community is a guiding principle of CASD.  In addition, utilizing a medical home model of care allows for care coordination for the range of services a family may require.

Salary and Benefits
Fellows receive a salary of $39,264 in year 1 and $41,364 in year 2, as well as the Nationwide Children's Hospital employee benefit package, which includes health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as professional liability coverage.  The Trueman Fellowship also allows for an enhanced stipend for professional development related to issues of autism ($1,000). Incoming fellows are entitled to limited reimbursement for moving expenses (up to $500). Fellows receive 15 days of paid time off, as well as 6 regular holidays. Additional days are allocated for attendance at professional conferences and job interviews.   Fellows are given an appointment as a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University, a non-tenure track position.

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