Dr. Carla Smith

Thames Valley District School Board

1250 Dundas Street, P.O. Box 5888
London, ON N6A 5L1
Telephone: (519) 933-2817
Email: carla.smith@tvdsb.ca

Clinical interests: My role as a school psychologist involves providing assessment and consultation for students in elementary and secondary school. I also provide mental health intervention (individual counselling) to students within secondary school settings. Students are referred for psychological services to help address a range of issues related to learning and cognitive development (e.g., Learning and Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder); behaviour (e.g., impulsive/hyperactive behaviour, oppositional-defiant behaviour; aggressive behaviour); and social-emotional concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, self-esteem, etc.). Assessments are psychoeducational and/or diagnostic with respect to identifying developmental and behavioural concerns that may impact on learning. Consultation includes participation at multidisciplinary Program Development Team meetings or Identification Placement and Review Committee Meetings (involving parents, students, principals/vice principals, classroom and learning support teachers, social work, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, external service providers, etc.), as well as consultation to smaller groups and individuals within the school setting. I have particular interest and experience in working with children and families who have experienced multi-generational trauma.

Topics for workshops, seminars: Behaviour management approaches during assessment and therapy with children with disruptive behaviours; bullying reduction; solution-focused/strength-based approaches to treatment; intergenerational trauma; the application of attachment and trauma theories to clinical practice

Type of clinical practica: Initial assessment; Advanced assessment; Advanced intervention

Types of clients: Child; Adolescent

Modality: Individual

Theoretical orientation: Cognitive-Behavioural; Humanistic; Trauma Informed

Types of client problems: Adjustment disorders; Anxiety; Learning disorders; Conduct disorders; Impulse control; ADHD; Stress management; Disruptive behaviour disorders; Depressive disorders

Type of supervision you can provide: Student describes case; Co-therapy/Co-interview; Observe student live

Recent students

Current students

Clinical mentor: Available

Research interests: I am not currently conducting research.

Available to supervise: Presumed No

Constraints: Note: Dr. Tammy Whitlock is the coordinator/contact person for students seeking placement within TVDSB.

Last updated: July 24, 2023