Dr. Dina McConnell
Dr. Dina McConnell is a Registered Psychologist (#1197) who has been licensed to practice psychology in BC with children and families for over twenty years. She completed her Bachelor of Science majoring in Developmental Psychology at the University of Toronto and her Masters of Applied Science at the University of Waterloo, with an emphasis on Psychological Assessment. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at York University where her focus was in the area of Clinical Neuropsychology.
Dr. McConnell has been on staff at BC Children’s Hospital since 1996 where she has consulted to the Division of Oncology/Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplant and to other divisions, including General Neurology, Biochemical Diseases, Multi-Organ Transplant, Rheumatology and Psychiatry. She has provided clinical neuropsychological consultations to the Community Brain Injury Program, Ministry of Child and Family Development, and Surrey Memorial Hospital. She has worked with children with medical, psychological and psychiatric conditions that can affect their learning, behaviours, school performance and emotional health. Additionally, Dr. McConnell has maintained a private practice in B.C. since 2001 and in 2013 she co-founded Southpoint Development Clinic in South Surrey, a practice of Pediatric Clinical Psychologists. She has been invited to speak at conferences and workshops and has participated in research, primarily on the neuropsychological sequelae of cancer treatment. As part of her clinical work, she has providing training and supervision to UBC and SFU psychology graduate students.
Dr. McConnell performs Independent Neuropsychological Evaluations for children and adolescents. She has been qualified an as expert witness in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. She has provided expert reports on children who have sustained mild to severe head injuries and children who have been born with or who have acquired various impairments (eg. attention disorders, aphasias, hemiparesis). She also offered expertise in medical malpractice, abuse (shaken baby syndrome) and motor vehicle accident litigation contexts.