Dr. Smith received his Honors B.A. from the University of Delaware and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University. He completed his internship at the Charleston Consortium and his postdoctoral training at the Medical University of South Carolina's National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC). After a three-year stay on the faculty of the University of Arkansas Department of Psychology, he returned to the NCVC, where he served as Director of Training for 13 years. His current research activities focus on the impact of traumatic stress on children and families, and the use of technology to disseminate training in evidence-based treatments to mental health professionals. Along with his NCVC colleagues, he has developed 5 web-based training courses, including TFCBTWeb. He frequently serves as a research preceptor for psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows. Potential trainees are encouraged to review his publications at the link below the photo on this page.
In addition to these activities, Dr. Smith currently serves as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development within MUSC’s College of Medicine; as Co-Director for the Charleston Consortium Psychology Internship program; and as Associate Director of the Medical University of South Carolina's Office of Gender Equity.