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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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Thank you we had a great experience

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Dr Sinclair has been my son's psychologist for a while now and he is considered part of our family. He truly is an amazing psychologist to whom we fully trust the emotional, mental well being of my son and in turn our family. He has always been attentive, patient, and truly listens to our concerns. He is definitely an asset to Dayton Children's Hospital. He addresses all our questions and has provided invaluable advise for my son and our family. I don't know what we would to without his guidance, I am so grateful to have him as part of our family's Care Team.

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Every Département in childrens is great!!

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Dr. Sinclair takes the time to listen to your concerns, addresses them and offers advice and solutions.

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