Templeton Neuro Academic Clinic (2013-present) Assistant Director and Educational Psychologist. Encinitas Union School District – Encinitas, Ca (2011-present) School Psychologist at Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary & Park Dale Lane Elementary Cardiff Elementary School District – Cardiff-by-the-sea, Ca (2010-2011) School Psychologist at Cardiff Elementary & Ada Harris Elementary Private Behavior Consultant - www.sdbehaviorservices.com (2009-2011) Cajon Valley Union School District – El Cajon, Ca (2008-2009) Lead Behavior Specialist at Jamacha Elementary School through New Alternatives, Inc. Poway Unified School District – Poway, Ca (2007-2008) School Psychologist Intern at Highland Ranch Elementary & Shoal Creek Elementary Sweetwater Union High School District – Chula Vista, Ca (2007) School Psychologist Intern at Rancho del Rey Middle School Cajon Valley Union School District – El Cajon, Ca (2005-2007) Behavior Specialist at Cuyamaca Elementary School through New Alternatives, Inc. New Alternatives, Inc. - Spring Valley, Ca (2005-2007) Child Counselor at Vecino, Herrick Children’s Center, & Kenora Residential Facilities Special Needs Resource Center – Los Angeles, Ca (2004-2005) Behavior Interventionist
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PsyD: Educational Psychology, Alliant International University – San Diego, Ca • Dissertation: Treating Students At-Risk and with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Inclusive Environments through the use of Prevention, Intervention, Transition, Training, and Perspective Taking Strategies: A Manual For Educators • Emphasis on Behavioral Intervention and students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders through providing assigned classroom projects and papers in this area specialty • GPA 3.95 Master of Science: School Psychology, National University – San Diego, Ca • Action Research Project- A classroom evaluation: The Study of Improved Behavior Among Students with Emotional Disorders Placed in an Elementary School Intervention Program • Emphasis on Behavioral Intervention and students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders through providing assigned classroom projects and papers in this area specialty • GPA 3.82 Bachelor of Arts Psychology, San Diego State University – San Diego, Ca Credentials and licenses • PPS Credential: School Psychology California • Licensed Educational Psychologist in California, LEP#3440
Dr. Ashley Smithey is a School Psychologist in public schools, as well as Assistant Director and Emotional and Behavioral Consultant for Templeton Neuro Academic Clinic in private practice. She has extensive experience in the prevention, early intervention, and treatment of students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. She facilitates small groups and individual counseling, addressing specific deficit areas in social-emotional learning through Self-Regulation training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Social Thinking. Dr. Smithey conducts Psycho-Educational and Independent Educational Evaluations in all disability areas, with specialization in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. She also consults with other professionals regarding case management and provides professional development to school staff. Dr. Smithey reaches out to parents and families as well, particularly those from dual homes due to divorce, as she strives to create consistency of support and communication across all settings.