May 29, 2007
For immediate release
Dr. Steven R. Smith of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School receives a 2007 Mentoring Grant from the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Dr. Steven R. Smith, director of the Psychology Assessment Center at UC Santa Barbara Gevirtz School, has won a 2007 Mentoring Grant from the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53 of the American Psychological Association). The grant attests to the high promise for Dr. Smith’s successful academic career in graduate training and research in the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology.
Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology mentoring grants fund junior faculty mentoring programs for clinical child psychologists who are in their first three years of full-time work in an academic (university or medical) setting. Dr. Smith’s mentor will be Dr. David Lachar of the University of Texas Medical School. Dr. Lachar is the past-president of APA’s Division 12, Section IX (Assessment) and the author of three widely-used assessment measures for children and adolescents: The Personality Inventory for Children, The Personality Inventory for Adolescents, and The Student Behavior Survey.
“It's an honor to be chosen for this award,” says Dr. Smith. “I look forward to working closely with Dr. Lachar and learning from this esteemed leader in the assessment field.”
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, a clinical research center that provides neuropsychological and personality assessment services to area children and adults. The Center serves as a research and clinical base from which to explore the psychometric correlates of various clinical disorders, both neurocognitive and psychological. 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.
[Steve Smith is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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