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Position Summary

The Center for Development and Disability (CDD) in the Department of Pediatrics, at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, is seeking a Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor – Clinician Education Track, with demonstrated expertise and experience in the developmental, diagnostic and psychological evaluation of infants, toddlers and preschool age children with and at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. In addition, the candidate will have experience providing developmentally and trauma informed treatment with children birth to five and their parents/caregivers using the evidence-based Child Parent Psychotherapy Model. This position will play a crucial role in the early childhood mental health and developmental disability field in New Mexico by providing interdisciplinary evaluation services, specialized treatment for infants and young children, clinical training, and dissemination of information throughout the state and in nationally.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a PsyD or PhD in clinical psychology or an equivalent degree
  • Must be eligible for licensure as a Clinical Psychologist in New Mexico
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • 1 year experience required in providing developmental and diagnostic evaluation of children birth to three using tools the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, 3 rd Edition, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), Mullen Scales of Early Learning, Infant-Toddler Social Emotional Assessment, Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale, 2 nd Edition.
  • 1 year experience required in providing assessments on behalf of infants and toddler in the child welfare system to inform permanency planning decisions using evaluation tools including: The Working Model of the Child Interview and Crowell Assessment Procedure.
  • Demonstrated training in and 1 year experience required in providing evidence-based Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) with children birth to five in home and clinic-based settings
  • Eligibility for Endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Specialist by the NM Association for Infant Mental Health.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 3 years experience working as part of an interdisciplinary clinical team with demonstrated capacity to work effectively with both professional and para-professional level staff from other disciplines
  • 3 years experience providing diagnostics around Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental/ neurodevelopmental conditions or diagnoses
  • 3 years experience providing consultation to providers within the Part C Early Intervention System
  • Completion of an APA accredited clinical internship
  • Completion of formal post-doctoral training specializing in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Current endorsement by the NM Association for Infant Mental Health as an Infant Mental Health Specialist at level 3 or higher
  • Rostering as a CPP-endorsed clinician
  • Experience supervising others in the CPP practice model
  • Familiarity with the Diagnostic Classification: 0-5

Application Instructions

A complete application consists of a Cover Letter addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, and list of References.

For additional information you may contact Marcia Moriarta, PsyD, IMH-E(4), Executive and Clinical Director of Center for Development and Disability, 505-272-5679 or mmoriarta@salud.unm.edu