Postdoctoral Fellowship Director: Jennifer Zarcone, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Fellowship Term: 1-2 Years beginning on or after August 1, 2019
Cynthia Anderson, Senior VP of Applied Behavior Analysis and Director of the National Autism Center at the May Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivy Chong, Senior VP Home, School, and Center-based Services, email@example.com
Andrea Gold, Executive Director, The Bay School, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alice Shillingsburg, Senior VP, Applied Verbal Behavior, Assistant Director of the National Autism Center at May Institute, email@example.com
Postdoctoral fellowships in applied behavior analysis at the May Institute provide advanced training in the science and practice of behavior analysis and prepare fellows to function independently in their profession (psychology, behavior analysis, special education). The goals of fellowship training include: advanced training in assessment, treatment, case management, research, supervision, and ethical and professional behavior.
Fellows will be able to accrue supervision hours towards Board Licensure in Psychology and/or practicum hours towards certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Fellowships provide specialized training in one or more of the following areas: applied verbal behavior, severe problem behavior, school consultation, parent training, and systems-change. Fellows complete their fellowships (1-2 years) in one or more of the following programs: May Center Schools; Home, School, and Center-Based Services; or research-funded projects.
There are two locations for fellowship, one in Randolph, MA (Randolph School) and one in Santa Cruz, CA (The Bay School). These schools apply the principles of behavior analysis to the assessment and treatment of core and associated features of autism spectrum disorder including communication, social interaction, addressing repetitive behaviors, and severe problem behavior. Students served in the schools typically present with significant behavioral and/or learning challenges.
Fellows in this program will provide consultation within the May Center for ABA Services which offers a unique, comprehensive continuum of consultation services to schools, private agencies, and families. Our clinicians work with staff and families to coordinate and enhance programming and quality of life for students with behavioral, learning, and/or cognitive challenges across a full spectrum of service options. Our services range from in-home treatment, to consultation and technical assistance for system-wide organizational change.
Fellows may choose to focus primarily on research during their fellowship. This could include large-scale research and/or single-subject research. There are several large-scale research projects underway or planned at May Institute, some of which is federally-funded. Current and planned projects include: (a) a randomized, controlled trial of early-intensive behavioral intervention, (b) a randomized, controlled trial of a modular, school-based interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder, and (c) a randomized, controlled trial of a school-based intervention for middle and high-school students exhibiting challenging behavior. In addition to participating in the research studies, fellows will have the opportunity to learn skills in grantsmanship and the conduct of large, randomized controlled trials. Fellows also may receive mentoring in design and conduct of independent research projects.
Each postdoctoral fellow will work with their supervisor to develop an individualized training plan that is aligned with the fellow’s goals for training. Depending on interests, these experiences could include opportunities for direct clinical work, consultation, supervision of others, the conduct of research, providing workshops or other trainings, and administrative activities. Fellows are required to complete a minimum of 2000 hours of fellowship. Supervision occurs during individual supervision for at least two hours per week in addition to at least 2 hours of group supervision. Postdoctoral fellows have funding to attend national conferences and professional development activities within the May Institute through our Continuing Education series.
1-2 Years beginning on or after August 1, 2019
Qualifications for Fellowship in Applied Behavior Analysis include:
To apply for a Fellowship in Applied Behavior Analysis submit:
Before beginning the fellowship, you will also need to submit:
Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2019, and applicants will be notified of acceptance by the uniform notification date (2/25/19), if desired.
Please direct all questions to Jennifer Zarcone or any of the faculty listed above.
Please send application materials to Dr. Jennifer Zarcone, firstname.lastname@example.org