Pediatric Psychology Team | Jeanette Smith, PhD

Jeanette Smith, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist. After receiving her bachelor's degree in experimental psychology at the University of California, she worked as a special education teacher in Massachusetts and as an outpatient counselor and behavior management specialist. In 1991, Dr. Smith received her PhD in clinical psychology at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.

After completing her clinical and post-doctoral fellowship from Children’s Hospital Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, she worked as a psychology consultant at Dignity St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. She also was a school psychologist and in private practice before joining Phoenix Children’s Hospital in 2001.

She provides resident and intern training and developed and obtained American Psychological Association accreditation for pre-doctoral intership program at Phoenix Children's.

Dr. Smith practices all aspects of pediatric psychology with a special interest in helping children cope and adjust with chronic illness, treatment adherence and non-pharmacological pain management. She works with a full range of children trying to cope with conditions from cystic fibrosis to arthritis. Some of the procedures she uses includes cogntive behavioral therapy, emotion regulation skills training, relaxation techniques and biofeedback.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Arizona Psychological Association
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology
  • Directs Parental Support Group for the Pain Clinic

Interests and Hobbies

In her free time, Dr. Smith loves spending time with her children. She enjoys swimming, going to the beach, playing games and taking her dogs for walks. Read Dr. Smith's complete personal bio

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