Curriculum Vitae

Education

Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) - March, 2000
University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, Denver, Colorado
Area of Emphasis: Individual Treatment
Year-Long Professional Seminars:
     Child/Adolescent Therapy and Assessment Seminar (1997-98)
     Existential Therapy Seminar (1996-97)
     Forensic Assessment Seminar (1995-97)
     Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Seminar (1994-95)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - August, 1994
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Clinical Experience

DOUG SCHWARTZSMITH, PSY.D., Ltd. 11/2004 to present.
Private practice, Kailua, HI
     Hawai`i Psychologist license PSY 842.

STATE OF HAWAII, DEPT. of EDUCATION, 8/2001 – 7/2002
Waipahu School-Based Behavioral Health Team
  • Provided school-based group and individual therapy for elementary, intermediate, and high school students within the Department of Education.
  • Wrote assessment reports, provided consultation for school staff and families, and made recommendations to the legal system.
  • Provided supervision for other mental health professionals and referred students for additional psychological assessment when appropriate.
  • Coordinated treatment team services, formulated treatment plans, attended meetings, and maintained records.
  • Supervision by Aimee McCullough, Psy.D.
ALAKAʻI NA KEIKI, Honolulu, HI, 8/2000 – 8/2001
Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Provided school-based and home-based therapy (individual and group) for children and adolescents referred by Department of Education and Department of Health.
  • Provided consultation for school staff, made recommendations to the legal system, and conducted family therapy.
  • Provided supervision for other mental health professionals and referred clients for psychological assessment when appropriate.
  • Coordinated treatment team services, formulated treatment plans, attended meetings, and maintained records.
  • Supervision by Richard Kravetz, Ph.D., Linda Hufano, Ph.D., Aimee McCullough, Psy.D., Samantha Tavares, Psy.D.
NORTH RANGE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, Greeley, Colorado, 1998 to 1999.
Pre-Doctoral Intern

Clinical rotations:
  • Acute Treatment Unit: Provided group therapy and informal individual treatment in a therapeutic milieu. The ATU is a 16-bed facility designed to function as an inpatient alternative for involuntary and voluntary patients with acute and chronic mental illnesses. Patients' length of stay ranged from 72 hours to several years. Performed emergency evaluations and responded to crisis telephone calls. Consulted extensively with the program director, psychologists, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses; supervised by Linda Baum, Ed.D., Richard Hanks, Psy.D. and Scott Poland, Ph.D.
  • Adult Outpatient Program: Outpatient population consisted of individuals and couples, ages 11 to adult. Clients presented problems such as developmental delays, dual diagnoses, mood disorders and anxiety disorders. Duties included case conceptualization, diagnosing, treatment planning, and therapy. Also responsible for test selection, administration, scoring, interpretation, report writing, and presentation of findings resulting from full-battery assessments. Referred clients to and consulted with medical staff and community agencies.
  • Integrated Service Access System: Performed brief, semi-structured intake interviews with clients of all ages and presenting complaints. Formulated case conceptualizations and diagnoses; wrote reports; and, made appropriate referrals within mental health system. Supervised by Richard Hanks, Psy.D. Assisted in supervision of a master's level therapist. Supervised by Linda Baum, Ed.D.
DU PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY CLINIC, Denver, Colorado 1994 to 1998
Psychotherapist/Evaluator
  • Performed all aspects of full-battery assessments and provided treatment for adults and children with a wide variety of presenting problems. Supervised by licensed psychologists individually and in group settings.
  • Supervisors: Ralph Fisch, Ph.D.; Neil Rosen, Psy.D.; Judith Fox, Ph.D.; Howard Lambert, Ph.D.; Mark Vlosky, Ph.D., Robert Atwell, Ph.D.; Susan Jones, Psy.D.; Dale LeNoue, Ph.D.
MENTAL HEALTH CORPORATION OF DENVER, Denver, Colorado, 1997 to 1998
Practicum, H.I.V. Team
  • Performed intake interviews; provided case management, therapy and psychoeducational services to patients directly or indirectly affected by H.I.V. infection. Treatment issues often included loss, grief and trauma.
  • Supervised by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D.
PROGRESSIVE THERAPY SYSTEMS, Denver, Colorado, 1996 to 1997
Practicum
  • Performed forensic assessments and provided court-ordered treatment for sexual offenders in individual and group therapy settings. Clients varied from girls, ages 11 and up, to men, ages 58 and under. Treatment followed a specifically-legislated psychoeducational and insight-oriented-format.
  • Supervised by Walter Simon, Ph.D.
NICOLETTI-FLATER ASSOCIATES, Denver, Colorado, 1995 to 1996
Practicum
  • Provided critical incident evaluations, debriefings, trauma intervention and psychoeducational lectures for groups including police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel.
  • Supervised by John Nicoletti, Ph.D.
MENTAL HEALTH CENTER OF BOULDER, Boulder, Colorado, 1992 to 1995
Practicum, Emergency Psychiatric Services, 1994-95
  • Performed evaluations and intervention in psychiatric emergency cases. Many cases were triggered by drug and alcohol abuse. Made decisions regarding the disposition of emergency clients.
  • Supervised by Chuck Littman, M.A.
Undergraduate Practicum, Halcyon School Adolescent Treatment Program, 1993 to 1994
  • Applied behavior modification techniques while supervising severely emotionally disturbed adolescents. Assisted in developing individual treatment goals for each teen. Served as part of an interdisciplinary team supervised by Rachel Bradshaw, M.S.W.
Undergraduate Practicum, Maslin House, 1992 to 1993
  • Managed socialization groups and secured housing for chronically mentally ill adults. Reported clients' status to their therapists.
  • Supervised by Laura Systra, Ph.D.

Testing/Assessment Skills

Qualified to appropriately select, administer, score, interpret, integrate and report findings from the following tests:

  • Wechsler Memory Scale - 3 (WMS-3)
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale -3 and -R (WAIS-3 and WAIS-R)
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2 (MMPI 2)
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A)
  • Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)
  • Sentence Completion
  • ABLE (A measure of academic achievement)
  • Achenbach
  • Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS)
  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  • Rorschach
  • Hooper Test of Visual Integration
  • Neuro-Cognitive Mental Status Examination

Post-Licensure Certification

Gottman Method Couples Therapy Certification
Levels 1 & 2

Presentations

"Existential Therapy in a Rural Mental Health Setting."
Based on doctoral paper research, a lecture presented to North Range Behavioral Health, April, 1999.

"Violence in the Workplace."
Addressed large corporate audiences on behalf of Nicoletti-Flater Associates, 1995-96.

"Occupational Stress."
Addressed audiences of law enforcement officers and emergency medical responders on behalf of Nicoletti-Flater Associates, 1995-96.

Represented General Mills before the public and the media as a Professional Athlete/Spokesman, 1988-89.

Papers

"Intent as a Mode for Treating Trauma Survivors: An Existential Thesis."
Doctoral paper presented to DU Graduate School of Professional Psychology as part of degree requirements (2000).

Research

Research Assistant, DU Graduate School of Professional Psychology (1993-94) Assisted Paul Block, Ph.D. with research into dissociative disorders. Scored self-reported psychology tests, transcribed semi-structured patient interviews, and attended team meetings.

Parenting

Father (from 12/2000)

Athletic Honors (bicycle road racing)

Wheaties cereal box cover (1988)
U.S. National Road Racing Champion (1986)
Tour of Peru Stage Race winner (1990)
U.S. National Team (1985-87)
U.S. Olympic Training Center, Resident Athlete, Colorado Springs, Colorado (1984-86)

Hobbies

Music, surfing, swimming, bicycling, hiking, reading.