J. Faye Dixon, Ph.D.
- Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Dixon is very interested in the use of evidence-based assessment and intervention procedures. She believes in involving families in a shared-decision making process to determine treatment and referral strategies.
Dr. Dixon is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and MIND Institute. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with 30+ years of experience in clinical work and research in child psychopathology, specifically the areas of depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD and learning differences in children.
Dr. Dixon’s interests are in the development and longitudinal trajectory of ADHD, as well as its co-occurence with learning disabilities.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, American University, Washington DC 1989
B.A., College of Wooster, Wooster OH 1976
Internship: Clinical Psychology, St. Elizabeths' Hospital (Northwest Family Center), Washington DC 1988-1989
California Psychology License, 2007
American Psychological Association
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy
International Dyslexia Association
Honors and Awards
Chancellor�s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community, 2020, 2021
MCP-Hahnemann University Travel Award, 1996
Graduate Research Grant, The American University, 1985, 1986
Graduate Honor Award, Student Life Fellowship Program, The American University, 1986, 1987, 1988
Graduate Honor Award, Minority Fellowship Program, The American University, 1984, 1985, 1986
Select Recent Publications
Mukherjee P, Hartanto T, Iosif AM, Dixon JF, Hinshaw SP, Pakyurek M, van den Bos W, Guyer AE, McClure SM, Schweitzer JB, Fassbender C. Neural basis of working memory in ADHD: Load versus complexity. Neuroimage Clin. 2021;30:102662. doi:10.1016/j.nicl.2021.102662. Epub 2021 Apr 3. PMID:34215140.
Kahle S, Mukherjee P, Dixon JF, Leibenluft E, Hinshaw SP, Schweitzer JB. Irritability Predicts Hyperactive/Impulsive Symptoms Across Adolescence for Females. Res Child Adolesc Psychopathol. 2021 Feb;49(2):185-196. doi:10.1007/s10802-020-00723-7. Epub 2020 Nov 27. PMID:33294965.
Xie Y, Dixon JF, Yee OM, Zhang J, Chen YA, Deangelo S, Yellowlees P, Hendren R, Schweitzer JB. A study on the effectiveness of videoconferencing on teaching parent training skills to parents of children with ADHD. Telemed J E Health. 2013 Mar;19(3):192-9. doi:10.1089/tmj.2012.0108. Epub 2013 Feb 13. PMID:23405952.
Green CT, Long DL, Green D, Iosif AM, Dixon JF, Miller MR, Fassbender C, Schweitzer JB. Will working memory training generalize to improve off-task behavior in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder? Neurotherapeutics. 2012 Jul;9(3):639-48. doi:10.1007/s13311-012-0124-y. PMID:22752960.
Ruggiero KJ, McLeer SV, Dixon JF. Sexual abuse characteristics associated with survivor psychopathology. Child Abuse Negl. 2000 Jul;24(7):951-64. doi:10.1016/s0145-2134(00)00144-7. PMID:10905419.
McLeer SV, Dixon JF, Henry D, Ruggiero K, Escovitz K, Niedda T, Scholle R. Psychopathology in non-clinically referred sexually abused children. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1998 Dec;37(12):1326-33. doi:10.1097/00004583-199812000-00017. PMID:9847506.
Bauer MN, Leenaars AA, Berman AL, Jobes DA, Dixon JF, Bibb JL. Late adulthood suicide: A life-span analysis of suicide note. Archives of Suicide Research. 1997 Jun;3:91-108. doi:10.1023/A:1009674401616.
Dixon JF, Aherns A. Stress and attributional style as predictors of self-reported depression in children. Cognitive Therapy and Research. 1992 Dec;16:623-634. doi:10.1007/BF01175403.