Margaret Dyson, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Autism Center

Child Mind Institute

Dyson Margaret CMI



Emma Calkins, Staff Associate


Margaret Dyson, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist for the Autism Center. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Stony Brook University. She completed pre-doctoral internship at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD)/VA in the child clinical track.  Dr. Dyson completed her post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD and the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) where she was involved in a large-scale, NIMH-funded study evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention for youth with autism spectrum disorder and comorbid mental health conditions. She has previously served as a staff psychologist and clinical supervisor at Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego’s Outpatient Psychiatry clinics. Dr. Dyson has experience conducting psychodiagnostic assessments as well as evidence-based interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, PEERS, parent management training, and AIM HI, to youth with complex clinical presentations. She has authored peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters as well as presented at a number of national conferences.


  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Stony Brook University