Daniel W. Smith, PhD

Dr. Smith is Associate Professor and Director of Training at the Medical University of South Carolina's (MUSC) National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC). He is the Associate Director of the Charleston Consortium Clinical Psychology Internship training program, which is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Smith is also Assistant Director of MUSC's Office of Gender Equity. In this capacity he provides training to medical students, residents, and university faculty regarding sexual harassment and sexual violence, and assists in determining the disposition of gender-related grievances within the university. His research and clinical interests revolve around the variables that mediate the relationship between the experience of trauma and the wide range of associated outcomes.

The role of the family in mediating the impact of child sexual abuse is a particular area of specialization, as is the psychological assessment of trauma-related dysfunction in both adults and children. Current research areas also include the study of effective dissemination methods for empirically supported treatments for children with post-traumatic stress disorder. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Aging, the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Children’s Bureau/Office of Child Abuse and Neglect, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the U.S. Department of the Navy.

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