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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.

Megan Robinson Joy, Ph.D., BCBA

Director of Autism Clinical Support Services

Phone: (267) 314-1292

600 Boot Road
Downingtown, PA 19335




Dr. Megan Robinson Joy serves as Devereux’s director of autism services for the state of Pennsylvania. In this role, Dr. Joy provides clinical oversight to autism programs, including educational, residential and community-based services for youth and adults. Dr. Joy received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Stony Brook University under the mentorship of Dr. Edward Carr, one of the founders of Positive Behavior Support (PBS). Dr. Joy’s work focuses on using the principles of behavior to develop comprehensive intervention plans to teach skills and reduce problem behaviors in natural settings. She has presented at regional and national conferences on topics, including: supporting families with children with autism; functional assessment; skill development; training therapists and educators on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA); and using multi-tiered systems of support to develop effective staff training and supervision models.

Credentials and Certificates

  • Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Academic and Clinical Areas of Expertise

  • Autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities
  • Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Support
  • Multi-tiered systems of support
  • Staff training and consultation
  • Parent support and consultation

Professional Experience

  • 2017-present: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health - Director of Autism Services, Pennsylvania
  • 2014-2017: The May Institute - Regional Director, Home and School Consultation Services
  • 2011-2014: The May Institute - Director, Home-Based Services
  • 2009-2010: The May Institute - Supervisor, Home and School Consultation Services


  • Stony Brook University - Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology