Jacquelyn N. Smith, LCSW-R, serves at Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants (CBC), a private group practice of mental health professionals who specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) co-founded by Dr. Lata McGinn and Dr. Alec Miller.
Ms. Smith has served in mental health settings including outpatient, day treatment, and inpatient services. She specializes in working with clients who have significant emotional and behavioral problems as well as personality disorders, including adults, adolescents, and their families. Prior to joining CBC, she was the Associate Coordinator of the DBT Program at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village, NY. She served as a lead clinician, administrator, and senior supervisor, and brought DBT services to two outpatient clinics. Her responsibilities included training and supervising multiple interdisciplinary teams and ensuring increased fidelity to the DBT model in all treatment areas.
Ms. Smith was trained in DBT in 2005, with further training in DBT’s application to substance use disorders, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other complex behavioral issues. She completed additional advanced intensive DBT training with Dr. Marsha M. Linehan, one of the original developers of DBT. Ms. Smith is a longstanding member of the National Association of Social Workers and a supporter of the Linehan Institute, founded by Marsha Linehan to make compassionate and effective behavioral treatments available to all persons with complex and severe mental disorders. She volunteers with the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, and served as a Conference Coordinator for the Annual NEABPD conference.
Ms. Smith serves on the faculty for CSSW’s DBT Training Program and Lab, the only DBT training program within a school of social work. She has also served as a field instructor for the DBT Training Program and Lab since 2009, and served as a guest lecturer for the program prior to her faculty appointment. Ms. Smith holds a BS in Psychology, summa cum laude with honors, from the University of Massachusetts, Boston; and a master’s degree from the Columbia School of Social Work.