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Devereux’s Professional Psychology Internship Training Program has a highly qualified and experienced training faculty, all of whom thoroughly enjoy the training mission.

Richard G. Allen PsyD. BCBA-D, NCSP

Clinical Director
Devereux Pennsylvania Community Services

Phone: (610) 688-1047
Email: rallen2@devereux.org

85 Old Eagle School Rd.
Strafford, PA 19087

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Biography

Dr. Richard Allen serves as the director of clinical services for Devereux Pennsylvania’s Community Services Division. He oversees clinical services for home, school and community-based programs, serving both children and adults on the autism spectrum, as well as those with other developmental disabilities and/or mental health concerns. He also is involved in Devereux’s program-wide PBIS autism initiative and provides assessment and consultation to Devereux centers. Dr. Allen has extensive experience providing psychological assessment, consultation and clinical supervision in community programs, serving individuals with autism. He completed his doctoral degree in school psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and received both his B.S. and M.S. in psychology from Saint Joseph’s University. Dr. Allen has presented at regional and national conferences on topics including program-wide positive behavior support, clinical outcomes in community services, functional behavior assessment, positive behavioral interventions and social skills training. He currently teaches autism-specific courses at Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support, as well as coursework in applied behavior analysis at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Credentials and Certificates

  • Licensed Psychologist in Delaware
  • Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists (NRHSP)
  • Certified School Psychologist in New Jersey
  • Certified School Psychologist in Pennsylvania
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
  • Board Certified Behavioral Analyst Doctoral (BCBA-D)

Academic and Clinical Areas of Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies

Professional Experience

  • 2013-present: Devereux PA Community Services Programs - Director of Clinical Services
  • 2018-present: Philadelphia College for Osteopathic Medicine - Assistant Clinical Professor
  • 2013-present: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: School Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis Programs - Graduate Adjunct Instructor
  • 2010-present: Saint Joseph’s University: Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support - Undergraduate Adjunct Instructor
  • 2003-2013: Devereux PA Community Services/Devereux PA Adult Services - Coordinator of Clinical Services
  • 2002-2012: Devereux Community Services - Behavior Specialist Consultant

Education

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Psy.D. in School Psychology
  • Rowan University - Ed.S. in School Psychology
  • Saint Joseph’s University – M.S. in Psychology
  • Saint Joseph’s University – B.S. in Psychology  

Publications and Presentations

  • Williams, B.B. & Allen, R.G. (2009). The ABCs of functional based assessment. Workshop presented at the 15th Annual Symposium for School Counselors and Psychologists.
  • Allen, R.G. (2010). Developing positive behavioral support interventions. Workshop presented at the 16th Annual Symposium for School Counselors and Psychologists.
  • Allen, R.G. & Shear, S.M. (2012). Quality of life and autism. In-service presented at Devereux PA Summer Autism Conference.
  • Harris, T. & Allen R.G. (2015). Best practices in transition to adulthood services for individuals with autism. Workshop presented at the 2015 Devereux Arizona Reach Conference.
  • Allen, R.G. & Harris, T. (2015). The use of evidence-based practices for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder: What does the research tell us? Workshop presented at the 2015 Devereux Arizona Reach Conference.
  • Coleman, A.R. & Allen, R.G. (2016). Neuropsychological assessment in schools. Workshop presented to school psychologist staff at the Upper Darby School District.
  • Allen, R.G. (2016). PA mental health systems: An overview of our evolving systems of care. Presentation to the Delaware Association of School Psychologists.
  • Allen, R.G. & Doyle, N. (2016). Teaching social skills: What does the research tell us? Workshop presented at the Autism: A-Z Conference at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.
  • Allen, R.G. (2018). Teaching Social Skills to Children on the Autism Spectrum. Workshop presented at Lehigh University’s Annual Autism Workshop.
  • Shear, S.M., Fernandez, L., Donolan, K., Russell, M., Holden, T., Herrigel, M., Powell, S., Millford, A., Smith, G., & Allen, R., (2010). Assessing the reliability of the Devereux Client Satisfaction Survey for adult individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association Spring Conference.
  • Shear, S.M.  & Allen, R.G. (2011). A data-based model for providing wraparound services in southeastern Pennsylvania. Poster presented at the National Association for School Psychology Annual Convention.  
  • Harris, T. & Allen R.G. (2015). Application of a PBIS model for educating and supporting individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. Presented at the National Autism Conference, Penn State.  
  • Luckey, D., Allen, R.G. Benjamin, J., Hess, K., & Russell, M.  (2016). Measuring outcomes of effectiveness in community mental health. Poster Presented at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association Spring Conference.
  • Benjamin, J.A., Luckey, D., Hess, K., Allen, R., Cooper, J., Zebrowski, C., McGrath, A., Perez, L., Benoit, M., & Russell-Currie, M. (2016) Utilizing evidence-based practices in community mental health settings: Program effectiveness within heterogeneous populations. Presented at the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, NY.
  • McCurdy, B.M., Allen, R.G., Moleski, M., Smith, E. (2016). Training foster parents in positive behavior support. Presented at the FFTA 30th Annual Conference for Treatment Foster Care, New Orleans, LA.
  • Allen, R.G., McNellis, C.A., & Harris, T. (2017). Implementation of a PBIS model for children with autism. Presented at the National Association for School Psychology Annual Convention.
  • Constantine, K, Allen, R.G., Langston, K., Harris, T., Duffy, A., Snider, A. (2018). Using skillstreaming and performance feedback topromote social skills development for adults with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the Applied Behavior Analysis International 12th Annual Autism Conference.  
  • McNellis, C.A., Allen, R.G., & Harris, T. Increasing staff performance of evidence-based practices for children with autism. Poster presented at the Applied Behavior Analysis International 44th Annual Conference.   

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Provost’s Award in School Psychology for Academic Excellence, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2013
  • Employee of the Year Nominee Devereux, PA Adult Services 2009 and 2010
  • Weaver E. Falberg Leadership Promise Fellowship (2009 runner-up)
  • Alpha Epsilon Lambda (Graduate National Honor Society)
  • Psychology National Honor Society (Psi-Chi)
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists (NRHSP)
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis International
  • Delaware Association for Applied Behavior Analysis