Beth A. Jerskey, Ph.D., is the Boston Child Study Center’s Director of Clinical Training and Director of Research & Professional Development. Her responsibilities include overseeing clinical training, professional education programming, and organization-wide research efforts. In addition to her work at BCSC, Beth is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Previous to these positions, Beth was the Vice President of Research and Professional Training and Director of Clinical Training at the May Institute and the Program Coordinator for the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART).
Trained in both pediatric and adult neuropsychology, Beth graduated from Boston University with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She completed her clinical internship in neuropsychology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a T32 postdoctoral fellowship through the Alpert Medical School of Brown University’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Clinical Psychology Training Consortium. Currently, Beth has clinical interests primarily with school-aged children.
Beth's research focus centers around ethical considerations in the field of psychology and the use of empirically supported assessments in the diagnosis of ASD. She is the past Chair of the Massachusetts Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee and is a member of the Rhode Island Psychological Association's Ethics Committee. She also sits on the Massachusetts Autism Commission's subcommittee for children Birth – 14 years. For many years Beth has been a member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association Division 40 (Neuropsychology), and The International Neuropsychological Society, in addition to her membership to the Rhode Island Psychological Association and Massachusetts Psychological Association. She is a Licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Beth lives in Westwood, Massachusetts with her husband Eric and their two sons and she loves cooking and spending time with friends and family.