J. Jeffrey Crisco

J. Jeffrey Crisco, Ph.D.
Allied Faculty

B.A. Psychology, Temple University, 1969
M.S. Psychology, Marquette University, 1972
Ph.D. Psychology, Marquette University

Dr. Crisco completed his internship in Clinical-Child and Pediatric Psychology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Pediatrics (Section on Child Development) where he received training in neurodevelopmental assessment and treatment of infants, toddlers and children with attention, behavior and developmental disorders. He was a post-doctoral intern in at the Mendota Mental Health Institute where he worked extensively on developing and implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. He was a full-time faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin where he conducted research and published peer-reviewed articles on William’s Syndrome and the short and long-term cognitive, emotional and social effects of medical treatments of children with brain tumors and leukemia. His faculty position also included responsibility for directing all psychological services in the Department of Pediatrics as well as serving as Chief Psychologist in the Child Development Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He is currently in private practice and is Director of Pediatric Psychology Associates, LLC and the Autism Behavioral Network. This clinic provides neurodevelopmental assessment of infants, toddlers and children with attention, emotional and developmental disorders. Intensive in-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment services are also provided to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s).

Dr. Crisco is a founding faculty of the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology (WSPP). He has taught graduate courses at WSPP in Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Cognitive Assessment, Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior, and Psychological Assessment and Treatment of Autistic Children. He currently teaches Child Psychopathology and is Co-Chairman of the IT Committee. He has served on the Admissions and Multicultural Affairs Committees. Through Pediatric Psychology Associates, LLC and the Autism Behavioral Network he supervises WSPP practicum students in ABA therapy and neurodevelopmental assessment of infants, toddlers and children. His primary approach to therapy is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). His areas of academic and clinical interest include Childhood Psychopathologies in particular Autism Spectrum Disorders and Cognitive Neuroscience.