Allison McNeil (B.A., B.Ed., M.A.), Registered Psychologist

Allison McNeil (B.A., B.Ed., M.A.) is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta. She is currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Alberta. Academically, Allison has conducted research in the areas of learning disabilities, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and neuropsychological development; she is a co-author on multiple published research papers. Allison has presented at both international and Canadian conferences sharing her knowledge of FASD and strengths-based assessment. She currently supervises graduate students in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at the University of Alberta.

Clinically, Allison was a school psychologist for many years in Nova Scotia and in the Yukon Territory, prior to returning to graduate studies. Throughout her Ph.D. training she completed therapy practicums at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital, and Grey Nuns Hospital. She completed her doctoral residency through the B.C. Applied Internship Program, Neurodevelopmental and Neuropsychology stream at UBC and at the ABLE Developmental Clinic in Vancouver. Allison specializes in the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, FASD, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities). With years of experience and specialized training, she also conducts complex psychological assessments for clients of all ages with a variety of social, emotional, behavioural, and/or mental health concerns. In addition to assessment, Allison has a special interest in providing treatment to children and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, and emotional regulation challenges. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her blended family and standard poodle, Dovie.