Amanda Austin

Clinical Research Extern, Autism Center

Child Mind Institute

Amanda Austin is a clinical research extern in the Autism Center at the Child Mind Institute. She is a fourth-year doctoral student in the school psychology program at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Ms. Austin has experience conducting functional behavioral assessments and using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to guide treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder. She has also conducted psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations for children presenting with learning disabilities and ADHD in school and clinical settings. In addition, she has provided individual and group counseling to children with ADHD and has co-facilitated support groups for siblings of children with autism.

During the past two years, Ms. Austin has conducted clinical research at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center. Her research there has focused on assessing motivation and preference in children with autism, the implementation of ABA teaching procedures and the use of feedback in staff training. Her current doctoral research focuses on the role of compassionate supervision practices in mitigating burnout in staff working with individuals with autism.

Training:

  • Clinical Research Extern, Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center
  • Behavior Coach, Rutgers Paraprofessional Coaching Project
  • School Psychology Extern, South Brunswick School District
  • Student Clinician, Center for Psychological Services, Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

Education:

  • PsyD (Expected 2022), School Psychology, Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
  • PsyM (Expected 2021), School Psychology, Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
  • BA, Psychology, Seton Hall University