Clinical Outcomes is a division of the Department of Behavioral Psychology that is focused on program evaluation across the department. The mission of Clinical Outcomes is to improve the quality of services provided by the department.
The team consists of psychologists, behavior analysts, public health consultants, and computer scientists. Using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis as a guide, the Clinical Outcomes team works with clinical programs within the department to assess, evaluate, and improve outcomes for clients. In addition, Clinical Outcomes conducts program evaluation research and collaborates with faculty on program evaluation projects. Example projects include development and testing of clinical protocols, evaluation and comparison of treatment formats (e.g., in-person vs. telehealth; daily vs. weekly appointments), improving documentation of clinical outcome metrics and development and evaluation of digital treatment resources.
Clinical Outcomes supervisors work with each fellow to create an individualized training experience. Fellows will have the opportunity to train within an interdisciplinary team in a variety of contexts including providing supervision of program staff and conducting program evaluation. In addition, fellows are provided with the opportunity to attend and/or present research at local and national conferences. The minimum number of hours required in the training program is 2,000, with fellows receiving written evaluations three times throughout the training year and a minimum of two hours of individual face to face supervision per week. In addition to individual supervision, the fellow is actively involved in at least two hours per week of professional development, team meetings, journal reviews and/or research meetings. Training Experiences include:
Provision of Supervision:
- Training and overseeing activities of practicum students
- Supervising research assistants
- Participate in staff and parent training
- Collecting and analyzing data for ongoing program evaluation projects
- Proposing and developing new program evaluation projects
- Working with clinicians to identify areas for improvement for both client outcomes and daily operations
- Communicating project results to Clinical Outcome team and program directors
- Sharing project results as appropriate at local and national conferences
- Participating in regular departmental meetings
- Assisting with development of procedures for daily operations of the department
In addition to the above activities, fellows will have the opportunity to (a) participate in ongoing program evaluation and clinical research studies with departmental faculty and (b) propose and implement new studies per their interests.
Qualified candidates for the Clinical Outcomes fellowship will have received their doctoral degree in Psychology, Behavior Analysis, or Education, and will have experience and interest in Applied Behavior Analysis. Supervisors for postdoctoral fellows are Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Of note, this position is not part of our psychology (APPIC-member) postdoctoral fellowship program.