Phil Smith, PhD

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Department of Pediatrics
335 George Street
Suite 3500
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-235-9328
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: August 09, 2013


Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Positive Behavior Support
Discipline(s): Psychology
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Phil Smith is a NJ native who has been working in New York for the past 25 years. He obtained his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the New School for Social Research in New York City , and spent the last 9 years working at the Westchester Institute for Human Development (a New York UCEDD and sister agency to the Boggs Center ) where he worked extensively in the area of Positive Behavior Support. This included training and technical assistance to schools and residential treatment programs across the state, and he recently co-authored the book Positive Strategies for Students with Behavior Problems , published by Brookes. He also worked on projects with the New York Autism Network, and prior to that, with the Putnam ARC, collaborated in developing early intervention and preschool programs for children with autism spectrum disorders. Phil will be working with Dan Baker to expand the Boggs Center training program in Positive Behavior Supports and provide technical assistance to DDD. Current project goals include developing and implementing pilot projects to provide in-state residential and service alternatives to individuals previously placed outside the state because of significant behavioral difficulties, and increasing the availability of community programs for individuals currently living in state developmental centers.