Hospital for Special Care · Outpatient Autism Center · OP Autism Psych
New Britain, CT
Full Time, Days, 40
Req # 2799
Our outpatient program is the nation’s first Patient Centered Specialty Practice recognized by NCQA. The Autism Center provides diagnostics, medication management, assessment, ABA and therapy services for children and adolescents with ASD. As a clinical psychologist, you will be part of a dynamic and growing Autism Center, working with a multidisciplinary team of experts in the field of ASD.
o REQUIRED: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Child or Neuropsychology
o REQUIRED: Licensure/license eligible by the State of Connecticut as a Clinical Psychologist
o PREFERRED: Minimum of one year experience diagnosing and treating individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.
o PREFERRED: Experience working with or in school systems and an understanding of educational processes and Special Education Law relevant to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
o PREFERRED: An understanding of functional assessment and treatment of challenging behavior. Familiarity with behavior analytic procedures.
· JOB SUMMARY
o The Clinical Psychologist works with an interdisciplinary team to administer psychological/neuropsychological evaluations, individual and/or family psychotherapy, parent education, and collaboration with community-based providers and schools. The Clinical Psychologist consults with other clinical providers at the Autism Center for case management, coordination of care, and consideration of other treatment needs as necessary. As part of a multidisciplinary team, the Clinical Psychologist will collaborate on identifying and supporting new initiatives that meet the needs of patient and support the mission of HSC. Opportunities for research, group therapy, and coordination with other hospital clinicians may be available.
· ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Diagnostic interviews with parents/caregivers and observation of patients referred for diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
2. Administration, scoring and interpretation of appropriate psychological assessment measures for patients referred for diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
3. Evaluation/assessment and treatment planning as appropriate for the patient referred for diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
4. Feedback of evaluation and treatment planning to parents/caregivers and other stakeholders as necessary to ensure follow through with recommendations, to include participation in PPT if needed.
5. Performs school consultations and Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs) when referred and within the area of expertise of the Clinical Psychologist.
6. Evaluate treatment needs and provide psychotherapy to individuals, groups and/or families of Autism Center patients.
7. Provide in-services to hospital staff as requested about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Provide in-services to community agencies as requested about Autism Spectrum Disorder.