Dr. Christine Smith is a Clinical Psychologist in Newtown, Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. degree with a double major in Psychology and Human Development from Connecticut College and earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA), and the Association for Play Therapy (APT).
Dr. Smith practices an integrative approach to therapy incorporating primarily psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral models, with specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She works with children, adolescents, and young adults guided by an individualized plan to best support her clients and their families in reaching their treatment goals. Dr. Smith also currently sees clients through Lower Bucks Pediatrics in Yardley, PA.
Dr. Smith completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral residency in child and adolescent psychology at the Institute of Living (IOL)/Hartford Hospital where she held a position on the psychiatric inpatient service and conducted psychological and cognitive testing for youth through the inpatient, outpatient and Grace Webb School programs. Additionally, Dr. Smith completed rotations in pediatric psychology through Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s (CCMC) outpatient psychology program and as a member of the Consultation-Liaison service. Through CCMC, Dr. Smith worked with youth with concurrent medical issues and chronic pain. Additionally, Dr. Smith provided individual and group therapy through the Anxiety Disorders Center/Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the IOL.
Dr. Smith completed pre-doctoral practicum placements at the Center for Psychological Services, Hackensack, NJ; Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center, Orangeburg, NY; and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY. During her graduate training, Dr. Smith coordinated the development of the COMPASS Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University, a college support program for undergraduate students with Asperger Syndrome.
In addition to her clinical training, Dr. Smith has extensive research experience in the area of autism spectrum disorders, Tourette’s syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. Prior to her graduate training, she held research positions at the Yale Child Study Center, Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital and New York Presbyterian Hospital and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Dr. Smith’s fee is $140 per session.