Dr Smith is a licensed psychologist with a special interest in psychological treatments for psychosis, especially for young men of color. He graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with his Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology in 2013. He also has a Masters from John Jay in Forensic Psychology. He completed his Pre-Doctoral Internship at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, Brooklyn, NY, where he was trained and supervised in CBTp by Dr. Riggs. He completed his Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Unit, University of Pennsylvania, training community mental health agencies in CBTp and recovery oriented interventions in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Georgia. On returning to New York in January 2016 he worked first as Primary Clinician and then Director of OnTrack New York's MHA Westchester program in Yonkers, NY- an innovative program for young people with early psychosis. Recently he became Director of Training at MHA Westchester.
- OnTrack New York - Mental Health Association of Westchester, NY
- NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, Brooklyn, NY
- The HOPE Program, Brooklyn, NY
- Project Sharp, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY
- Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY
- Bronx Psychiatric Center, Bronx, NY
- Pathways to Housing, Inc., East Harlem II, New York, NY
- Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Adjunct Professor
- Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc. (HEAF), Instructor
- New York State licensed psychologist (021515)
- National Register of Health Service Providers - Registrant
- Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) - Professional Member
- American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) - Professional Member
- American Psychological Association (APA)- Division 45, Society for the Study of Ethnic Minority Issues - Student member
- Yanos, Philip T., West, Michelle. L., Gonzales, Lauren., Smith, Stephen M., Roe, David & Lysaker, Paul H. (2012). Change in internalized stigma and social functioning among persons diagnosed with severe mental illness. Psychiatry Research , 200, 1032-1034.
- West, Michelle L., Yanos, Philip T., Smith, Stephen M., Roe, D., & Lysaker, Paul H. (2011). Prevalence of internalized stigma among persons with severe mental illness. Stigma Research and Action, 1(1), 54-59.
- Yanos, Philip T., West, Michelle L., & Smith, Stephen M. (2010). Coping, productive time use, and negative mood among adults with severe mental illness: A daily diary study. Schizophrenia Research, 124, 54- 59.
- Smith, Stephen M. & Yanos, Philip T. (2009). Psychotherapy for schizophrenia in an ACT team context. Clinical Case Studies , 8(6), 454-462.
- Smith, Stephen M., (May 2016), Suicide in Transition-Age Youth: What you can do to help! New York State Care Management Coalition Conference, Albany, NY.
- Smith, Stephen M., (2016). Early Interventions in Psychosis. CEU Presentation, Mental Health Association of Westchester, Yonkers, NY
- Smith, Stephen M., (March 2013). Evaluating Racial Bias in Inpatient Violence Risk Assessments. Paper Presentation, Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) Conference, New York, NY.
- Smith, Stephen M., (March 2009). The Influence of Procedural Justice on the Interpretation of Disputed Court Evidence. Poster Presentation, American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Conference, San Antonio, TX.