Steven Smith, Ph.D
Position: Sports Psychologist

Dr. Steven Smith serves as the Athletics Department’s Sports Psychologist. Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training in UCSB’s Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology. He works with UCSB’s student-athletes individually and in a team setting, focusing on motivation and goal-setting, peak performance and focus during competitions.

Smith received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arkansas. He completed an internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital before serving as Director of Consultation Neuropsychology at MGH. He joined the faculty at UCSB in 2004.
Smith will continue to conduct research within the Athletics Department, with the assistance of doctoral students in Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology.