Amy Dickson



Amy B. Dickson, Psy.D. (1998, Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University; 1998-1999, Postdoctoral Fellow in Infant Mental Health and Trauma work, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center): Dr. Amy Dickson is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor at Louisiana State University’s Medical School in New Orleans where she has been on faculty in the Department of Psychiatry since 1999.  At LSUHSC, Dr. Dickson is the Director of the LSUHSC Infant Team which treats children under the age of 6 years in the foster care system in several parishes in Louisiana.  Dr. Dickson co-directs the Harris Infant Mental Health training program with Dr. Joy Osofsky which is a year-long intensive training program teaching clinicians to become infant mental health practitioners.  She is a trainer regarding Child-Parent Psychotherapy and is part of several learning collaboratives teaching other mental health professionals about infant mental health and Early Childhood Court.  Dr. Dickson also is the Child Coordinator of LSUHSC’s APPIC-approved psychology predoctoral internship program, she teaches medical students, social work trainees, psychology trainees, and child psychiatry residents, and she is the Deputy Director of the Psychology Section at the medical school.  Dr. Dickson treats a wide variety of adults and children, though she specializes in trauma work and infant mental health and trains locally and nationally in these areas.

Recent Publications:

Hines, E.N., Thompson, S.L., Moore, M.B., Dickson, A.B., & Callahan, K.L. (2020). Parent-child separation due to incarceration: Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment considerations. Zero to Three, 40(4), 22-29.