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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Psychologist, Multidisciplinary Feeding in Atlanta, Georgia

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Marcus Autism Center is conducting a search for a doctoral-level clinician with specialization in Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder for medically complex children and children with autism. This position primarily focuses on providing clinical care, as well as clinical case management and supervision of post-doctoral students, interns, and staff providing a range of interventions, in intensive day treatment and outpatient programs. Children seen in the program receive 1:1 intervention delivered by Feeding Techs and Specialists in a clinic setting. Recently, the program has expanded beyond the Atlanta location to establish locations at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics and Children’s at Forsyth.

We are seeking individuals who are interested in joining a dedicated team of professionals seeking to provide the highest quality care to children with ARFID. The clinician will be responsible for maintaining their own case load in the program. The clinician will join a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes professionals from Nutrition, Speech Language Pathology, Medicine, Occupational Therapy and Care Coordination. The position will also involve supervision of trainees at the Master’s, predoctoral, and postdoctoral level. There will also be opportunities for independent and/or collaborative research by joining or initiating research projects on a range of feeding-related topics.

Successful candidates will possess a PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology or a related field and may possess a certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral (BCBA-D). For psychologist candidates, completion of an APA-accredited internship and a postdoctoral fellowship is preferred and candidates must be license-eligible to practice as a psychologist in the state of Georgia.


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

I. Clinical Service:

  • Provides effective delivery of services appropriate to the patient’s specific needs and severity level of disability or impairment.

  • Develops and successfully implements assessment standards and treatment plans that support established goals

  • Documents weekly/monthly treatment notes and assessment reports following established standards

  • Completes discharge and follows up according to departmental standards

  • Participates in and incorporates quality improvement and research findings into practice

  • Demonstrates and practices family-centered care. Includes family/caregiver participation in all phases of the patient’s program. Communicates relevant information at the patient/family level of understanding. Maintains a therapeutic relationship with the patient and family.

  • 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, fellows, interns, psychometrists, students and other staff as assigned.

  • A commitment to a model of care centered on inter-professional and collaborative teams of service delivery. Maintains an emphasis on minimizing duplication and increasing efficiency.

II. Research:

  • Actively support research activities underway in the Multidisciplinary Feeding Program

  • Seek additional opportunities to support and lead research efforts as time and interest allow.

III. Teaching:

  • Provides direct supervision for trainees, ensuring adequate opportunities for training through teaching, patient contact, case review and research.

IV. 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.

Reports to:

Marcus Autism Center – Will Sharp, PhD, Program Director

Marcus Autism Center – Nathan Call, PhD, Clinical Director

Marcus Autism Center – Ami Klin, PhD, Division Chief and Center Director


  • PhD or PsyD

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

  • 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 work effectively with patients and families and as a team member.

Additional Information

The Emory + Children’s Pediatric Institute is an affiliation between Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that is improving the lives of children in Georgia and beyond. The Pediatric Institute combines the unique strengths and resources of each institution in support of our three-part academic missions of providing outstanding clinical care, conducting innovative basic science discovery and clinical research, and coordinating exceptional education of the future healthcare workforce. Our physicians, researchers, and educators have created a model where leadership, commitment and quality are fundamental components of success. Together, we are transforming pediatrics by achieving new levels of clinical excellence—driven by research, teaching and wellness. We look forward to our future together.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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Job Number 126153

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory+Children's Ped Institute

Department SOMPI: Marcus Center

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Position involves clinical patient contact.

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