August 22, 2006
For immediate release
Dr. Steven R. Smith of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education will discuss his work as director of UC Santa Barbara’s Psychology Assessment Center with Ron “The Barron” Herron on KZSB 1290 AM on Friday, August 25 from 9-10 am. Those out of the Santa Barbara listening area can hear the broadcast via the web.
Dr. Steven R. Smith joined the faculty of the Gevirtz School as a member of the Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology in July 2004. He directs the Psychology Assessment Center (PAC), a clinical research center that provides neuropsychological and personality assessment services to area children and adults. The Center specializes in the assessment of attention-deficit disorder, learning disabilities (including dyslexia), and psychological disorders that affect psychological, emotional, academic, and occupational functioning. Testing is comprehensive in nature, consisting of multi-method assessment of personality, contextual, neuropsychological, and intellectual factors. Although it provides a valuable clinical service, the PAC is primarily a research facility designed to examine the most efficacious practices in neuropsychological and personality assessment.
Smith earned his B.A. from Beloit College and M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arkansas. He completed an internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Following his post-doc, he stayed at MGH for two years, serving as Director of Consultation Neuropsychology and as a staff psychologist in the department of Child Psychiatry. He is the lead editor of the recently released Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents: A Practitioner’s Handbook (LEA), and author of a number of articles and chapters on psychological assessment of both adults and children.
[Interviews with Steven Smith are available; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789.]