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Emory University Peds Institute - Autism Spectrum Disorder Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia


Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory University School of Medicine, are conducting a search for an outstanding psychologist with specialization in assessment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to join the Division of Autism and Related Disabilities. This position focuses on differential diagnostic evaluation for children ages 12 months to 18 years who are referred due to a concern of ASD. There is an emphasis on early identification in children younger than 3 years old. The program stresses providing caregivers an initial understanding of ASD and developing empirically supported treatment recommendations.

We are looking for individuals who are interested in providing a high level of clinical care and who are interested in contributing to innovative assessment and research activities.

The psychologist will join a multidisciplinary assessment team that includes professionals from speech/language pathology, medicine, and care coordination/social work. The position will involve considerable clinical and research supervision of trainees at the practicum, predoctoral, and postdoctoral level. There will also be opportunities for independent and/or collaborative research by joining our research involving the characterization of children with ASD.

Successful candidates will be well-trained, possess a PhD in clinical psychology, school psychology, or a related field and have completed an APA-accredited internship and postdoctoral fellowship. Ideal candidates will have clinical training/background in assessment of toddlers and preschoolers and be research reliable in administering the ADOS-2. In-house training and re-specialization is possible for competitive applications. Candidates must be license-eligible to practice as a psychologist in the state of Georgia. Faculty appointment in the Emory University Department of Pediatrics is possible, depending on qualifications and academic career goals of the candidate.


  • PhD or PsyD.

  • License-eligible or licensed to practice as psychologist in the state of Georgia.

  • Completion of an APA-accredited internship and postdoctoral fellowship.

  • Meets eligibility requirements for credentialing as part of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Professional Staff.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients and families and as a team member.

Additional Details

A Psychologist supports and enhances the mission of the Division and Children's by providing high quality patient care in an effective and efficient manner.

  1. Clinical Service:
  • Provides patient care which complies with the Professional Staff Bylaws, rules and regulations and Children's policies and procedures.

  • Participates in and incorporates Quality Improvement and empirically validated research findings into practice.

  • Provides and/or serves as a resource for patient/family and staff education.

  • Provides an authenticated report of all services rendered and maintains accurate and complete records in an acceptable manner.

  • Completes necessary documentation and ensures communication in a timely manner to facilitate patient care and appropriate reimbursement.

  • Provides supervision as appropriate to allied health providers and/or support staff in the clinical area.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to a model of care centered on inter-professional and collaborative teams of service delivery.

  • Embodies our guiding principles and values.

  1. Research:
  • Actively supports research activities underway in the Assessment and Diagnostic Program and the Division of Autism and Related Disorders.

  • Seeks additional opportunities to support and lead research efforts as time and interest allow, in alignment with career goals.

  1. Teaching:
  • Provides direct supervision for trainees, ensuring adequate opportunities for training through teaching, patient contact, case review and research.
  1. Administrative:
  • Participates in meetings/activities as required to support operations of the clinical area and the organization overall.

  • Participates in activities that enhance professional development.

  • Completes and maintains any additional specialty training/certifications as required by the assigned area.

  • Participate in the development of goals for the department including research, quality and customer service initiatives.

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Job Number 19670

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory+Children's Ped Institute

Department SOMPI: Marcus Center

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

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