Deija McLean | Rehabilitation Institute | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Deija McLean

Clinical Assistant Professor, BAT (Ph.D., BCBA)

Deija McLean

Program Affiliation: Behavior Analysis and Therapy
Office: Life Science II - 281
Phone: 618-453-3529

Specializations: Treatment of challenging behaviors; diagnostic assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder; caregiver training of behavior reduction programs.

Dr. Deija McLean earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology, with focus in applied behavior analysis. She then completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute where she provided outpatient behavioral services to children and adolescents with developmental disabilities who exhibited severe challenging behavior. Dr. McLean’s interests include treatment of challenging behaviors, diagnostic assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, caregiver training of behavior reduction programs, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Educational History:

Doctor of Philosophy, School Psychology
University of Missouri (APA Accredited), 2020

Graduate Certificate, Applied Behavior Analysis
University of Missouri, 2018

Bachelor of Science in Education, Early and Middle Childhood Studies
The Ohio State University, 2015