Dr. Amanda Dyson
Ph.D., C. Psych.
SUPERVISING CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Amanda Dyson is a registered clinical psychologist with College of Psychologists of Ontario. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and completed her residency with Hamilton Heath Sciences. She has held positions across numerous settings including community mental health, educational settings, private practice, and most recently, McMaster Children’s Hospital working with children and youth with complex mental health difficulties. At McMaster, Dr. Dyson also held a part-time Assistant Professor position and provided clinical supervision to incoming psychology residents.
Currently, Dr. Dyson is a supervising clinical psychologist with the Family Psychology Centre. She provides clinical services only through her own clinic, Young Minds Psychology. Her services include assessment, treatment, and consultation for children, teens, parents, and families experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, depression, social and behavioural problems, relational/attachment issues, trauma, eating disorders, and emerging personality disorders. She also offers comprehensive psychoeducational assessment services for children and teens struggling with learning, attentional, and developmental challenges.
Dr. Dyson has a particular interest in working with families to strengthen parent-child relationships, create more harmony in the family home, and optimize children’s emotional well-being. She has extensive experience in a range of evidence-based treatment approaches and flexibly integrates these approaches to meet the specific needs of her clients. These include but are not limited to family therapy: Emotion Focussed Family Therapy (EFFT), Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT); Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT- informed).
B.Ed, BA, MA, C. Psych. Assoc. (Supervised Practice)