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Stewart M. Shear, Ph.D.

Stewart M. Shear, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Services

Dr. Stewart Shear is a licensed psychologist in the State of Pennsylvania and for the past 16 years has worked as the Director for Clinical Services of Devereux’s Pennsylvania Adult Services (formerly the Whitlock Center). In his role as Clinical Director, Stewart oversees the implementation of clinical services for adults with intellectual disabilities, dual diagnosis and brain injury. Stewart also supervises the implementation of clinical services for Devereux’s community-based wrap around services and day programs. He has recently been appointed as a Senior Clinical Director for Devereux to provide oversight, consultation and assistance to regional and state-wide programs serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, emotional/behavioral disorders, and brain injuries. Prior to his position at Pennsylvania Adult Services, he served as the Devereux Administrator for Community Services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in New Jersey and was the Pennsylvania Clinical Director for children with intellectual disabilities. He is also a supervising psychologist for Devereux’s Doctoral Internship Program, serves on the IRB Research Review Committee, is a member of Devereux’s National Ethics Committee, and is an advisory board member for the Pennsylvania Communities Faith Leadership Project.

Currently, his interest is in applied research related to self management as well as the practice of faith and quality of life issues for adults with disabilities. His research has resulted in various publications and presentations at local and national conferences.  Stewart earned his Master’s Degree in Psychology with a clinical concentration from Marywood University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton.  He earned his Ph.D. from Lehigh University with a specialty in School Psychology.  He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and the National Association of School Psychologists. 

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