Hayley Watson, PhD, MA, MATP, BA, GradDIP

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Dr. Hayley Watson is a clinical psychologist specializing in children, adolescents, and families. She has been creating and delivering youth and school-based programs globally for the past 15 years.

She obtained a bachelor’s degree in criminology from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada; a master’s degree in transpersonal psychology from Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado; a graduate diploma in psychology from the University Of Westminster, London, UK; and a master’s degree and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Watson is the founder of Open Parachute, a video-based high school mental health curriculum program that is being delivered in schools across the US, Canada, and Australia. She uses documentary stories of teenagers sharing their experiences of overcoming struggle as a platform for reducing stigma and building resilience in students. She also conducts trainings worldwide on parent, teacher, and youth well-being.

Last modified on: 04-08-2021