Dr. Beth Jerskey

Beth Jerskey

Director of Autism Spectrum Disorder Services,
Director of Clinical Training, &
Director of Research and Professional Development

Dr. Jerskey is a Licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She is the Director of Clinical Training and the Director of Research and Professional Development at the Boston Child Study Center. Dr. Jerskey has co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and has published in a variety of neurology and neuropsychological journals including JAMA Neurology, Neuropsychology, and Brain and Behavior. In addition to her work at BCSC, Dr. Jerskey is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She has been awarded funding supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Epilepsy Foundation.

Trained in both pediatric and adult neuropsychology, Dr. Jerskey graduated from Boston University with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She completed her clinical internship in neuropsychology at the 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. In 2012, Dr. Jerskey received advanced clinical/research training in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2) and is research reliable on this gold standard measure for autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. Currently, Dr. Jerskey has clinical interest primarily with children ages 2-14.

Dr. Jerskey’s research centers around ethical considerations in the field of psychology and currently she sits on the Massachusetts Autism Commission’s subcommittee for children Birth – 14 years old, is the APA Federal Advocacy Coordinator for the state of Massachusetts, is a member and past Chair of the Massachusetts Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee, and is Chair of the Rhode Island Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee. She also is a standing member in Butler Hospital’s Institutional Review Board. She is 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.