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Our Internship Faculty

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

Jenny Nielsen, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Clinical Director
Devereux Pennsylvania CIDDS

Phone: (610) 431-8830

390 E. Boot Rd.
West Chester, PA 19380


Dr. Jenny Nielsen is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Nielsen oversees Devereux Pennsylvania’s Short-Term Autism Intensive Residential Services (STAIRS) program designed to serve individuals on the autism spectrum with severe challenging behaviors. As Clinical Director at Devereux CIDDS, she leads a team of psychologists and BCBAs in delivering residential treatment services to individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities using applied behavioral analysis.

Credentials and Certificates

  • Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst Doctoral (BCBA-D)   

Academic and Clinical Areas of Expertise

  • Evidenced-Based Practice in Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Functional Communication Training
  • Applied Behavior Analysis 

Professional Experience

  • 2018-present: Devereux CIDDS - Clinical Director
  • 2013-2018: Devereux CIDDS - Clinical Coordinator
  • 2011-2016: Devereux CARES Consultants - Behavior Analyst
  • 2008-2010: Immaculata University - Adjunct Professor
  • 2007-2013: Devereux CIDDS - Clinician
  • 2006-2007: Devereux CIDDS - Predoctoral Psychology Intern


  • The Ohio State UniversityPh.D. in Clinical Psychology; Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • The Ohio State University – M.A. in Clinical Psychology; Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Franklin and Marshall College – B.A. in Psychology and Neuroscience 

Publications and Presentations

  • Harris, T., Musunuri, S., Nielsen, J., and Albertson, C. (2015). The Use of Individualized Positive Behavior Support Processes to Treat Serious Behaviors in Children and Adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Presented at AACAP, San Antonio, Texas. 

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Member, Devereux Autism Affinity Group / National Autism Committee
  • Member, Devereux Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Autism Leadership Committee
  • Member, Devereux National BCBA Committee
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis (PennABA)
  • LEND Trainee