Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program

Volunteering with our team is a wonderful way to learn about the nuances of research with human subjects as well as the scientific background that goes into the development of new psychopharmacological intervention. If you are interested in pursuing Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry or Neuroscience, you can gain valuable experience volunteering with our team.

There are always tasks to be done in our offices. Between running patients through visits, managing binders, communicating with the IRB and maintaining good standing with our sponsors, there is never a dull moment. As a volunteer, we invite you to read about our studies and formulate a project that is relevant to your research interests. We hope to provide a volunteering experience that will enhance your future studies in some area of psychology. In the past, our volunteers have pursued such projects as devising new psychometric tests for assessing social cognition in Autism, learning how to read fMRI data and devising new paradigms in e-prime.

If you are interested in learning more about work with humans and pharmacological research, email our research coordinator, Casara Jean Ferretti ( with your name, resume, and some information about yourself. Please include “VOLUNTEER” in the subject line.  We prefer to have volunteers who can commit minimum 10 - 15 hours a week, and at least 6 months of time with our program. 

If you are interested in taking part in our research, please find the ‘Research’ tab above and learn more about our studies 

News and Events

The National Autism Conference 2016 at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center will be May 24th.

To register please click here 


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Department of Psychiatry
3444 Kossuth Avenue, 1st Floor
Bronx, NY 10467
Tel: 718-920-6483
Fax: 718-882-4735  
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