Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Adult Developmental Disorders

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Faculty and Staff

Shiri Sella, Psy.D.
Director of Clinical Services, Social Learning Disorders Program

Dr. Sella is a licensed psychologist. She earned her B.A. from Harvard University and obtained her Psy.D. from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University after fulfilling her pre-doctoral internship at the Institute of Clinical Training and Research at Devereux. After receiving her degree, Dr. Sella completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Connecticut Children's Medical Center School. Over the past seven years, she has been treating adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, teaching social skills classes, and providing consultation and support to staff and administrators at a clinical day school in the area.

As the Director of Clinical Services at the University of Pennsylvania's Social Learning Disorders Program, Dr. Sella provides comprehensive evaluations and cognitive-behavioral therapy to clients with social learning disorders who seek support with understanding and responding to a socially complex environment and/or who need assistance due to anxiety, depression, executive function difficulties and other problems secondary to an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Community-based and employment setting observations as well as consultations to agencies providing employment, educational, or other services to people with Autism Spectrum Disorders or other social learning difficulties may also be available.