Dr. Adam Newton

Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre

800 Commissioners Road East
London, ON N6A 5W9
Telephone: (519) 685-8500
Email: anewton9@uwo.ca

Clinical interests: I provide intervention, assessment, and consultation services within the Paediatric Pain Program at Children’s Hospital, LHSC. In this role, I primarily work with children and adolescents with chronic or persistent pain using a biopsychosocial model. This program services children and adolescents from 0-18 years old, and primarily sees 9–18-year-olds. My theoretical orientations are primarily cognitive-behavioral, systems (i.e., biopsychosocial), and developmental psychopathology.

My intervention services are primarily CBT for Chronic Pain and CBT-Insomnia for co-occurring chronic pain and insomnia. Depending on clinical need, I also offer DBT skills, Collaborative and Proactive Solutions, Motivational Interviewing, and trauma-focused interventions (e.g., TF-CBT). My intervention modalities include individual, group, and joint psychology-physiotherapy interventions.

My assessment services are primarily interdisciplinary team assessments involving psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, physiotherapy, and anesthesiology. These include the assessment of pain and pain history, treatment goals, mental status, and psychological functioning. Psychological assessments of cognitive and learning strengths and needs are occasionally provided but are not a focus of my work.

I also engage in research and program development/evaluation.

Topics for workshops, seminars: Program Evaluation in Clinical Psychology; Pediatric Health Psychology; Psychosocial Treatment of Encopresis & Enuresis; Pediatric Sleep Problems & Solutions; Biopsychosocial Management of Pediatric Chronic Pain; Workshop: Kids Do Well If They Can: Introduction to Collaborative & Proactive Solutions

Type of clinical practica: Advanced Intervention; Advanced Assessment; Applied Research

Types of clients: Adolescent; Child

Modality: Individual; Group

Theoretical orientation: ACT/Mindfulness; Behavioural; Cognitive; Cognitive Behaviour; DBT Skills

Types of client problems: Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Depressive Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Trauma-and Stressor-Related Disorders; Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders; Feeding and Eating Disorders; Sleep-Wake Disorders

Type of supervision you can provide: Co-therapy/Co-interview; Observe Student Live; Student describes case 

Recent students:

Current students:

Clinical mentor: Not available

Research interests: My current research interests are two-fold. Firstly, I am interested in understanding sleep development and issues among preschoolers, children, and adolescents. Current projects in this area include understanding nap development. Secondly, I am interested in novel interventions for chronic pain in children and adolescents. Current projects in this area include the development and feasibility of a DBT skills group for adolescents with chronic pain and their caregivers.

Available to supervise: Yes

Constraints: Available to supervise one student anytime between October 2024 and August 2025. Type: Advanced assessment, advanced intervention, combination of assessment and intervention, applied research. 

Requirements: Previous practicum experience with children, graduate course work in interventions with children, able to commit to 6-8 months of placement, 1.5-2 days/week strongly preferred; strongly prefer student to be available on Fridays (clinic day). Not available on Thursdays.

Last updated:
May 22, 2024