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First Children Announces the Hiring of Jeff Selman, PsyD, BCBA-D as New Vice President of Clinical Services

May 19, 2020

First Children Services, a provider of behavioral health and special education services to children through New Jersey and Pennsylvania, has announced the hiring of Jeff Selman, PsyD, BCBA-D. Jeff will be assuming the newly created position of vice president of clinical services, with direct responsibility for all behavioral health interventions delivered by the organization in the home, school, clinic, and community environments.


“We are thrilled to have Jeff join our growing organization, bringing his diverse expertise and clinical background in behavioral healthcare delivery. Jeff’s creativity and commitment to meeting children and families where they are will be all the more important as we continue to navigate the current COVID-19 pandemic, creating services that yield outcomes while being responsible stewards of payer resources” said Matthew Hess, CEO.


Dr. Jeff Selman is a New York and South Carolina licensed psychologist. He is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level (BCBA-D) and holds current and previous certifications as a school psychologist in New York, New Jersey, and South Carolina.


Dr. Selman specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents who present with a range of psychological and behavioral health concerns, including autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety, and other developmental, social-emotional, and behavioral difficulties. In addition to his direct clinical work, Dr. Selman has spent the majority of his career working with families, schools, and communities creating positive, sustainable change across systems, and ensuring the delivery of evidence-based interventions for individuals with developmental and behavioral health needs. Prior to coming to First Children Services, he was the co-founder and director of clinical services at a large multidisciplinary psychological, counseling, and applied behavior analysis (ABA) practice in Charleston and Bluffton, South Carolina. The practice was recognized by insurance programs and local media as a “top provider” given its commitment to evidence-based interventions, parent and family involvement, and the range of outreach and consultative services provided to communities and schools. Most recently, Dr. Selman served as the director for school psychology & therapeutic services at a private school for gifted and twice-exceptional students in Manhattan.


Dr. Selman received his Bachelor of Arts from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology from Rutgers University. He also attended a specialized graduate certificate program in behavioral interventions in autism at University of Massachusetts, Lowell where he completed the required coursework for his board certification as a behavior analyst.


Dr. Selman is a long-time NY Mets fan, likes to go camping, and enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children.