Dr. Penny Sneddon, R.Psych.


Dr. Penny Sneddon

Dr. Sneddon received her PhD from the Combined Clinical/Counseling/School Psychology Program at Utah State University. She is a Registered Psychologist with the BC College of Psychologists. Dr. Sneddon is a staff Psychologist at BC Children’s Hospital in Medical Psychology and also works in private practice. Dr. Sneddon’s clinical work emphasizes the use of evidence based, cognitive behavioural therapy interventions with children and youth who present with a variety of common childhood/adolescent challenges. She has a particular interest in treating anxiety, chronic pain, adjustment issues, and working with parents on how best to support their children with anxiety and behavioural concerns. She has trained and worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health centres, medical centres, schools, early intervention and a university counseling centre.

Dr. Sneddon is active in clinical teaching and supervision. Additionally, she is involved in numerous research projects such as investigating adjustment and learning issues related to specific medical diagnoses and determining the effectiveness of different psychological treatments such as motivational interviewing to increase treatment adherence and a cognitive behavioural group treatment for pain management. She holds appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia and at the Child and Family Research Institute.