Jessica Biren Caverly, Ph.D.


Dr. Biren Caverly has a strong interest in assessment. She has focused her work on cases actively involved with the legal system and in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.  Dr. Biren Caverly frequently works with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to assist with performing psychological evaluations. Dr. Biren Caverly has been sworn in as an expert witness on a number of occasions. Her specialties have included being an expert in Clinical Psychological, Parenting Evaluations, Sibling Bonding Evaluations, Psychological Assessment, Child Development, and Forensic Assessment.


Dr. Biren Caverly holds a certificate in Mediation and has a specialization in Divorce Mediation Training. She is also founding member of the Collaborative Divorce Group of Western Connecticut through which she works with several attorneys in the area to coordinate mediated divorce instead of having divorce become an adversarial process. Dr. Biren Caverly is an active member of a number of different organizations including the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce (CCND), the Association of Family Conciliatory Courts (AFCC), the AFCC Connecticut Chapter, the American Psychological Association (APA), the Connecticut Chapter of APA, the Forensic Division of the Connecticut Chapter of APA, the American Society for Trial Consultants.





Dr. Biren Caverly completed a post-doctoral residency at McLean Hospital, Harvard University, where she specialized in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Biren Caverly maintains an interest in assessing youth whom others suspect have an autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Biren Caverly has found that working with all of a child's providers really assists in getting a richer picture of the student. In addition, Dr. Biren Caverly evaluates adults with questions about whether they may have an autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Biren Caverly can be reached by calling (860) 799-5125 or by email at

NICHD Credential