RESEARCH FELLOW - Autism Spectrum Disorder and Regulating Together Intervention
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 137984
The Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) announces the availability of a Research Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on intervention research related to Autism Spectrum Disorder, specifically the Regulating Together intervention for emotion dysregulation. This 2 year research fellowship position is within the clinical research lab of Dr. Rebecca Shaffer whose research focuses on Autism Spectrum Disorder, emotion dysregulation, and fragile X syndrome. The fellow will work directly on two funded intervention trials focused on Regulating Together, 1) Department of Defense Clinical Trial examining facilitators and barriers to treatment success, and 2) an NICHD R01 examining the additive effects of canine assistance. The fellow will participate in psychological testing, physiological measurement and analysis of heart rate variability, cognitive flexibility computer testing, and intervention implementation including with Regulating Together, canine assisted, and a study skills control group. Other active studies in the lab focus on phenotyping, early diagnosis and intervention, and fragile X intervention. There are many opportunities for additional research and clinical experiences including leading presentations and publications if the fellow is interested. Additionally, supervision experience with undergraduate and graduate students and coordinators is available.
Community involvement: The Shaffer Lab is very involved in the local autism community through community events and partnerships with local school districts which provides additional event experiences throughout the year. Our lab is part of a larger multidisciplinary group, The Neurobehavioral Lab, which is a large team including child psychiatrists, licensed clinical psychologists, social workers, and research coordinators. For more information, please contact the Rebecca Shaffer, PsyD. at Rebecca.Shaffer@cchmc.org.
Expected Starting Salary: -
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