Phillip N. Smith, Ph.D.
Dr. Smith is accepting new graduate students for the 2020-2021 academic year.
National Institute of Mental Health, National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Internship, Southwest Consortium Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
M.A. Psychology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
M.S. Psychology, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
B.A. Psychology, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
JagConnect Campus Suicide Prevention Program: The JagConnect program at the University of South Alabama is designed to address the needs of the more than 15,000 students, faculty, and staff through a multi-level, public health approach to suicide prevention. The program aims to establish a sustainable infrastructure that results in increased access to mental health services for those at risk for suicide by promoting mental health treatment resources and increasing knowledge and awareness about suicide risk factors in students, faculty, and staff. The program also aims to attend to the specific needs of student Veterans and members the LGTBQ community. The JagConnect program is supported by a grant from the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Operation Deep Dive: America’s Warrior Partnership, The University of Alabama, and Drs. Phillip N. Smith of USA and Eric Caine of the University of Rochester Medical Center have partnered on a four-year research study that will examine the individual, organizational, and community risk factors that lead to suicide within veteran communities and help guide the development of programs to prevent and reduce self-harm among veterans. Funded by a $2.9 million grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, as well as additional investment from America’s Warrior Partnership and other in-kind supporters, “Operation Deep Dive” will use unique methodologies that have never before been applied to the research of veteran suicides.
Wolford-Clevenger, C., Frantell, K.A., Smith, P.N., Flores, L.Y., & Stuart, G.L. (In press). Correlates of suicide ideation and behaviors among transgender people: A systematic review guided by ideation-to-action theory. Clinical Psychology Review.
Wolford-Clevenger, C., Kuhlman, S., Elledge, L.C., Smith, P.N., & Stuart, G.L. (in press). A preliminary validation of the Suicidal Behavior Exposure Scale. Psychology of Violence.
Poindexter, E.K., Nazem, S., Barnes, S.M., Hostetter, T.A., & Smith, P.N. (in press). Veteran participation in intensive suicide research protocols: No evidence of iatrogenic effects. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior.
Wolford-Clevenger, C., Smith, P.N., Kuhlman, S., & D’Amato, D. (in press). A preliminary test of the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide in women seeking shelter from intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
McDermott, R.C., Smith, P.N., Borgogna, N., Booth, N., Granato, S., & Sevig, T. (2018). College Students' Conformity to Masculine Role Norms and Help-seeking Intentions for Suicidal Thoughts: Examining Contextual Variables. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 19, 340-351. DOI: 10.1037/men0000107
Mandracchia, J.T., Sylvara, A.L., Wikowsky, A.J., Tieman, K.L., & Smith, P.N. (2018). An exploratory analysis of violent offending and the acquired capability for suicide in male prisoners. The International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62, 3436-3446. DOI: 10.1177/0306624X17740558
Granato, S., Boone, S., Kuhlman, S., & Smith, P.N. (2018). Violence Victimization and Perpetration in Relation to Fearlessness about Death in Suicidal Psychiatric Inpatients. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 10, 202-209. DOI: 10.1108/JACPR-07-2017-0307
Directed Study in Suicide, Trauma, & Violence Research
First Year Seminar
Advanced Practicum in Psychotherapy and Assessment
Advanced Practicum in Interventions for Suicide, Posttraumatic Stress, & Personality Disorders
Introduction to Applied Psychology and Diagnostic Interviewing
Introductory Practicum in Psychotherapy
Seminar on Suicide: Risk Assessment and Clinical Interventions
2016 – 2019 Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SM062490). Role: Principal Investigator.
2013 – 2015 Clinical Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Mental Health. Role: Principal Investigator.
2013 Faculty Development Council Research Grant, University of South Alabama. Role: Principal Investigator. 2012 College of Arts & Sciences Support & Development Award, University of South Alabama. Role: Principal Investigator.
2012 College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Development Summer Research Grant, University of South Alabama. Role: Principal Investigator.
2012 – 2015 Young Investigator Grant, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (YIG-0-10-286). Role: Principal Investigator.
2011 – 2013 Young Investigator Grant, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (YIG-0-10-293), Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Jon Mandracchia, Ph.D.).
2010 – 2012 Clinical Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Mental Health. Role: Principal Investigator.
2009 – 2011 Early Career Training Grant, National Institute of Mental Health (T32MH020061). Role: National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellow (PI: Yeates Conwell, M.D.).