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Ryan Sinclair, PhD

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clinical psychology

bio

Before joining Dayton Children's Hospital, Ryan Sinclair, PhD, provided services to children and families in a private practice setting. Dr. Sinclair's special interests include parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), autism spectrum disorders, evidence-based treatments for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders, and psychological assessment.

education and training

  • medical school: Wichita State University
  • internship: Tulsa Center for Child Psychology
  • board certification: Licensed Psychologist, Certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapist

awards, honors and organizations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology
  • Ohio Psychological Association

publications and presentations

  • Reed, A., Snyder, J., Staats, S., Forgatch, M., DeGarmo, D., Patterson, G., Low, S., Sinclair, R., & Schmidt, N. (2013). Duration and mutual entrainment of changes in parenting practices engendered by behavioral parent training targeting recently separated mothers. Journal of Family Psychology.
  • Low, S., Sinclair, R., & Shortt, J. W. (2012). The role of economic strain on adolescent delinquency: A microsocial process model. Journal of Family Psychology. Advance
    online publication. doi:  10.1037/a0028785

  • Sinclair, R., Eskridge, S., Brockman, C., VonDran, E., Burkemper, B., Thompson, E., Boone, L., & Snyder, J. (2012, October). Utility and effectiveness of Family Check-Up: A community application. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology annual meeting, Lawrence, KS.
     
  • Staats, S., Thompson, E., Sinclair, R., Schmidt, N., & Snyder, J. (2012, October). Changes in parental engagement, monitoring and discipline in a randomized control trial of behavioral parenting management training: Timing, duration, sequencing, and mutual entrainment. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology annual meeting, Lawrence, KS.
     
  • Sinclair, R., Low, S., & Espelage, D. (2012, May). Middle school sibling and peer bullying: Relations with individual and family factors across ethnicity. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) annual meeting, Washington, D.C.
     
  • Brockman, C., Snyder, J., Sinclair, R., Eskridge, S., Staats, S., & Forgatch, M. (2012, March). Impact of Parent Management Training on Risk for Depressive Symptoms in Adolescence. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) conference, Vancouver, Canada.

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I value the opportunity to meet a variety of children and families, identify barriers and obstacles interfering with functioning, and develop collaborative plans that assist children in optimizing their happiness and wellness.


I like working with kids because...

Children show great energy, enthusiasm, and resilience.


I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

Dayton Children's Hospital promotes a culture of compassion, collaboration, and provides excellent child-focused services.


Dayton Children's is special because...

Dayton Children's Hospital is committed to upholding a standard of excellence and always striving to provide the most comprehensive care for the children and families it serves.


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