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Brian E. Smith Ph.D., J.D. is a clinical psychologist in full time private practice in Manhattan, working with individual adults & adolescents, couples, and families. From 2013 to 2018 he was an HIV psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he worked with patients in the south Bronx. He has supervised trainees and taught in a range of legal and clinical settings, and is past editorial staff of DIVISION/Review, the interdisciplinary forum of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Division on Addictions of the New York State Psychological Association. He completed post-doctoral fellowship in addiction psychology at The Addiction Institute, Mount Sinai-West (Roosevelt) Hospital, and holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Derner Institute at Adelphi University and a law degree from Yale.
Smith, B. (2015). Ambivalence and Counter-transference in Addressing (Non-)Adherence to Medical Treatment. Paper presented at the Spring Meeting of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco CA.
Smith, B. (2014). Conflicts in Beliefs About Autism.
Paper presented at the Spring Meeting of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association, New York NY.
Smith, B. (2013). A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Cultural Functions of Autism. Doctoral dissertation, The Derner Institute, Adelphi University.
Smith, B. (2013). DSM-5: Changes for the Addiction Professional. Presentation at the Third Annual Conference of the Brooklyn Committee on Alcoholism & Addictive Services, Brooklyn NY.
Weinberger, J., & Smith, B. (2011). Investigating psychoanalytic concepts of merger: Lab research on “Mommy and I Are One,” and personality research on oneness motivation. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 59 , 553-570.