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Autism Fellowship

Housed within Riley Children’s Hospital at IU Health in Indianapolis, the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center hosts a fellowship program in autism. This fellowship includes a combination of clinical service in the form of assessment and treatment of individuals with ASD. Treatment focus for this program is behavioral in nature with specific emphasis on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Research Training

While training in this autism program, postdoctoral fellows at IU School of Medicine participate on federally funded research studies related to behavioral interventions in autism; up to 10 hours per week are dedicated to research endeavors.

Clinical Experience

Fellows provide outpatient therapeutic services for children, adolescents and adults with ASD. Between 20 and30 hours of client contact per week in outpatient therapy and assessment enable fellows to improve their science knowledge in ABA. Weekly supervisory sessions with PhD/HSPP psychologists coupled with Grand Rounds, didactics and training events offered by the Department of Psychiatry further strengthen the scope of training.

Licensing and Endorsements

Participants in the Autism Fellowship training program at IU School of Medicine also acquire a temporary license and activity toward permanent licensure; they complete the Indiana jurisprudence exam and EPPP and compile hours for Indiana licensure and HSPP endorsement.

Application Requirements

Applicants must be eligible for temporary licensure in Indiana and are required to have experience providing ABA-based interventions to individuals with ASD and their families. Applicants must also have completed an APA-accredited PhD or PsyD program in clinical or school psychology and an APA-accredited predoctoral internship program. Applications are encouraged from professionals of all ethnic backgrounds. Applications should be submitted to Rita Roush [link to mailto:rjroush@iu.edu].

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • CV
  • Three letters of reference, including one from applicant’s graduate director of clinical training
  • Graduate Transcripts
  • Cover Letter

Program Leadership

Noha F. Minshawi-Patterson, PhD

Noha F. Minshawi-Patterson, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry