Clinical Psychologist Opportunity|
The Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP) is seeking a Clinical Psychologist to conduct psychological evaluations, offer clinical supervision, and provide outpatient therapy services to children and families affected by autism. This position will have the opportunity to work with multiple WEAP clinics across the state (preferred, but not required).
WEAP is a local and world leader in the treatment of autism. For over 20 years, WEAP has provided early intensive behavioral intervention to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with a strong focus on evidence-based practice in assessment and treatment.
Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities:
Conducting intake and diagnostic assessments
Administering and scoring psychological tests (IQ, language, adaptive)
Writing psychological assessment and testing reports
Supervising masterís level clinicians and psychometrists
Conducting outpatient individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and parents
Leading social skills groups
Opportunity to conduct clinical work and supervision at satellite locations
A Clinical Psychologist with WEAP serves an essential role in our clinical
practice by conducting direct clinical work (assessment and therapy) as well as supervising masterís level clinicians, psychometrists, non-licensed clinical staff, and other trainees.
Our clients have their first clinical contact with WEAP during a diagnostic evaluation, which is often conducted by a Clinical Psychologist. The Psychologist conducting the evaluation establishes a strong, collaborative, working relationship with the family, provides psychoeducation about ASD and evidence-based treatments, and orients the family to WEAPís intensive behavioral treatment program. The Psychologist also conducts standardized testing to assess the clientís skill level in a variety of domains prior to starting treatment, and annually thereafter, to assess treatment progress. The Psychologist provides clinical supervision to masterís level clinicians on the assessment team in the forms of regularly scheduled supervision meetings, as needed consultation, and review and editing of clinical reports. The Psychologist will conduct individual psychotherapy with children and adolescents with ASD who have comorbid diagnoses such as depression and anxiety. On occasion, the Psychologist may be asked to conduct clinical work or provide supervision to satellite clinics across the state.
Licensure as a Psychologist in Wisconsin is preferred (Candidates who will be eligible for licensure within 12 months will be considered)
Experience conducting psychological assessments of children
Fluency in administering, scoring, and interpreting common tests of cognitive, language, and adaptive functioning
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to collaborate with colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary clinical team
Experience working with children with autism is preferred, but not required
An appropriate level of training and on-going support will be provided, based on the experience and needs of the successful candidate.
Autism, Clinic, Developmental Disabilities
The Wisconsin Early Autism Project, Inc., is a program and clinic for the treatment of children with autism based on the work of Dr. Ivar Lovaas, the pioneer of an intensive behavioral approach with proven best outcomes.
WEAP provides ongoing therapeutic treatment through its local clinics for families in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Malaysia, and Vancouver as well as training workshops with follow-up supervision for families in other parts of the United States and the world.
WEAP's Treatment Program
Takes a totally positive approach
Personalizes curriculum based on each child's needs
Presents new material in a fun way that's easy to master
Keeps children happy, smiling, and motivated to learn
WEAP's curriculum addresses the major deficits common in autism
Communicating with and relating to peers
Building age appropriate and symbolic play skills
Increasing conceptual thinking and cognitive skills
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Wisconsin Early Autism Project Madison, WI - Clinical Psychologist