Emergency / Crisis contacts

If you or someone you care about is feeling like they might hurt themselves or someone else, call 911, contact one of the services below, or go to your nearest emergency room. You also can call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 if you have questions about how to proceed.

Current

Team Psychologist, Ontario Race Physicians (since 2014)

Member, Ontario Psychological Association Auto Task Force (since 2004)

Member, Ontario Psychological Association Prescription Privileges Sub-committee (since 2007)

2010

Expert reviewer: SBM 2010 annual meeting rapid submission abstracts

2008

Reviewer, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Expert reviewer: SBM 2009 annual meeting submission abstracts, Psychological and Person Factors Track

Reviewer, Value in Health

Expert reviewer: SBM 2008 annual meeting rapid submission abstracts

2007

Member, FSCO Whiplash Associated Disorders Pre-approved Framework Technical Working Committee (from 2005 - 2007)

Reviewer, Value in Health

Expert reviewer: SBM 2007 annual meeting rapid submission abstracts

2006

Director-at-Large, Ontario Psychological Association

Director, Brain Injury Services Hamilton (2005-2006)

Expert reviewer: SBM 2006 annual meeting rapid submission abstracts

Reviewer, Journal of Psychosomatic Research

2005

Expert reviewer: SBM 2006 annual meeting abstract submissions

Reviewer, Cancer

Smith, A. (September, 2015). Health Privacy Update. Presentation given to Doctors on Tour: Eastern Europe. Budapest, Hungary.

OPA Auto Task Force (August 2015). Stakeholder consultation on Common Traffic Impairment (CTI) Guideline. Presentation and consultation to Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Toronto.

Smith, A. (Feburary, 2014). Chair, panel member. Auto Task Force Update. Presentation given to the OPA Annual Convention, Toronto.

Smith, A. (October, 2013). Depression, PTSD, and Cardiac Risk. Presentation given to the Global Exploration Medical Study Group: Update on Primary Care. Bhutan.

Smith, A., Kaplan, F., and Kaplan, R. (October, 2013). OPA Presentation to Auto Insurance Dispute Resolution System Review. Queen’s Park, Toronto.

Smith, A., and Kaplan, F. (May, 2013). Psychology Presentation to the Standing Committee on General Government: Auto Insurance Study. Presentation given to the Ontario multi-party standing committee studying auto insurance on behalf of the Ontario Psychological Association Auto Insurance Task Force. Queen’s Park, Toronto.

OPA Auto Task Force (February, 2013). Chair, panel member. OPA Auto Update. Presentation given to the OPA Annual Convention, Toronto.

Smith, A. (February, 2013). Anti-Fraud. Presentation given to the OPA Annual Convention, Toronto.

Smith, A., Levitt, B. (August, 2012). Presentation to Anti-Fraud Task Force. Presentation given to the Financial Services Commission of Ontario Anti-Fraud Task Force for Auto Insurance on behalf of the OPA Auto Task Force and CAPDA, Queen’s Park, Toronto.

Smith, A., Levitt, B. (July, 2012). Psychology Presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs: Auto Insurance Study. Presentation given to the Ontario multi-party standing committee studying auto insurance on behalf of the OPA Auto Insurance Task Force and CAPDA, Brampton.

Kaplan, R., Kaplan F., Smith, A., and Levitt, B. (May, 2012). Psychology Presentation to the Standing Committee on General Government: Auto Insurance Study. Presentation given to the Ontario multi-party standing committee studying auto insurance on behalf of the OPA Auto Insurance Task Force and CAPDA, Toronto.

Smith, A. (February, 2012). OPA Auto Guideline Update. Presentation given to the OPA Annual Convention, Toronto.

Smith, A. (February, 2012). Electronic Business Practices. Presentation given to the OPA Annual Convention, Toronto.

Smith, A. (October, 2010). OPA Guidelines and Handbook. Presentation given to the OPA and CAPDA joint workshop, “Psychological Practice Under the New SABS”, Toronto.

Smith, A.  (April, 2010). Update on Treatment of Chronic Depression. Presentation given to the Global Exploration Medical Study Group, Uzbekistan.

Smith, A.  (January, 2010). Assessment of Acute Stress Disorder in the Emergency Room and identification of risk for PTSD. Presentation given to the Global Exploration Medical Study Group, Ecuador.

Smith, A. (January, 2010). Prevention of PTSD. Presentation given to the Global Exploration Medical Study Group, Ecuador.

Smith, A. (October, 2009). Prevention of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Presentation given to the Hamilton Intramed Study Group: Preventative Medicine – China Conference, China.

Paterson, A.G. (March, 2009). Prevention of STDs in the Developing and Developed Worlds. Presentations given to the Chinese Canadian Medical Society (BC Chapter) Medical Conference, South Africa.

OPA Auto Task Force (February, 2009). Auto Insurance Task Force Update. Presentation given to the OPA Annual Convention, Toronto.

Smith, A.G.  (February, 2009). Screening for Psychosocial Contributors to Suffering. Presentation given to Centres for Pain Management staff training, Mississauga.

Paterson, A. G. (March, 2008).  Cultural aspects of compliance to medical treatments. Cultural interpretation of anxiety and depression. Presentations given to the Chinese Canadian Medical Society (BC Chapter) Medical Conference, Turkey.

OPA Auto Task Force (February, 2008). Auto Insurance Task Force Update. Presentation given to the OPA Annual Convention, Toronto.

Paterson, A.G. (November, 2007). Air quality, respiration, and anxiety disorders. Presentation given to the Global Exploration Medical Study Group, India.

Paterson, A.G. (May, 2007). How to manage stress from medical practices. Presentation given to the Chinese Canadian Medical Society (BC Chapter) Medical Conference, Mediterranean Cruise, Italy.

OPA Auto Task Force (February, 2007). Auto Insurance Task Force Update. Presentation given to the OPA Annual Convention, Toronto.

Paterson, A.G. (September, 2006). What is new in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Pain Treatment? Presentation given to the Chinese Canadian Medical Society (BC Chapter) Medical Conference, Black Sea Cruise, Ukraine.

  • COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) at 905-972-8338
  • St. Josephs Hospital EPT at 905-522-4941​
  • Six Nations Crisis Services 1-866-445-2204 or 445-2204
  • Ganohkwasra 519-445-4324
  • Brant Crisis Response at 1-866-811-7188
  • Crisis Assessment & Support Team of Halidmand-Norfolk at 1-866-487-2278

Training

Selected Publications

Additional Professional Experience

2016 Owner, Smith Health Consulting


2012 - 2016 Partner, Treatment clinic director, Kaplan Psychologists, Hamilton, ON


2004 - 2016 Privacy Coordinator, Kaplan Psychologists, Hamilton, ON


2002 - 2012 Clinician, Kaplan Psychologists, Hamilton, ON


2001 - 2002 Research Fellowship, Behavioral Medicine Clinic, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


1998 - 1999 Crisis Clinician, Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood, ON


1997 - 1998 Private therapist, Libertyville, IL


1995 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Parkside, Kenosha, WI


1995 Research Assistant, Finch University of Health Sciences/ The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL


1992 Research Assistant, Psychological Services to Oncology, Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, ON


1990 Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, York University, North York, ON

Education

2000  Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Medicine Track
           Finch University of Health Sciences/ The Chicago Medical School (now Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)

           North Chicago, Illinois

1997  M.S., Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Medicine Track
           Finch University of Health Sciences /The Chicago Medical School (now Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)
           North Chicago, Illinois

1993  Specialized Honours B.A., Psychology     
           York University, Toronto, Ontario

Employment

2001  Postdoctoral Fellowship, Behavioral Medicine
           University of Michigan Behavioral Medicine Clinic
           Ann Arbor, Michigan


1999  Pre-doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology
            Consultation-Liaison major, Neuropsychology minor
            Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan


1998  Pre-doctoral externship, Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Robert R. McCormick Clinics,

           Finch University of Health Sciences/ The Chicago Medical School

           North Chicago, IL


1997  Pre-doctoral externship, Midwest Mental Health Care Providers, Chicago, IL


1996   Pre-doctoral externship, Behavioral Medicine Service in Primary Care
           University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


1995   Pre-doctoral externship, Pain Clinic, Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital
           University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL


1995  Pre-doctoral externship, Ann Kiley Developmental Center, Waukegan, IL


1994  Pre-doctoral externship, Student Counselling Center
           Finch University of Health Sciences /The Chicago Medical School.

           North Chicago, IL


1994 Pre-doctoral externship, Individual Counselling, Robert R. McCormick Clinics
         Finch University of Health Sciences/ The Chicago Medical School

         North Chicago, IL

1992  Undergraduate clinical placement, Psychological Services to Oncology
          Sunnybrook Health Science Centre/ Toronto-Bayview Regional Cancer Centre

          Toronto, ON

American Psychological Association, Division 38 (Society for Health Psychology)

http://www.apa.org/about/division/div38.aspx


Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

http://www.abct.org/Home/


Hamilton Medical-Legal Society

http://www.hamiltonmedicallegal.com/

International Association of Privacy Professionals

https://iapp.org/

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

https://www.istss.org/

Ontario Psychological Association

http://www.psych.on.ca/

Auto Insurance Subcommittee

http://www.psych.on.ca/About-Us/OPA-Committees-Taskforces-and-Sections/Auto-Insurance-Interest-Group

Society of Behavioral Medicine

http://www.sbm.org/

Transparency ~ Security  ~ Respect

Dr. Smith is a busy lady. We have included here most of her education, training, and work experience. We also have included lists of some​ of her professional publications and presentations. You can find links to some of her publications that are available free to the public under our Resources page here. Resources

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Memberships in Professional Societies

Selected Presentations

Hamilton and surrounding area

Dr. Smith's Professional Experience

Ohsweken / Six Nations and surrounding area

​​​​​Smith Health Consulting


@DrAmberSmith

OPA/CAPDA IE Guidelines working group (2016). The Joint OPA/CAPDA Guidelines for Best Practices in Psychological Insurer Examinations. OPA/CAPDA: Toronto. 


OPA Communications and Member Services Committee (2015). Guidelines for Best Practices in Electronic Communications. OPA: Toronto. 


Smith, A. and OPA Auto Task Force (2011). OPA Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment in Auto Insurance Claims. Psychological Injury and Law, 4(2), 89-126.

OPA Auto Task Force (2010). OPA Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment in Auto Insurance Claims. OPA: Toronto.

OPA Auto Task Force (2010). OPA Handbook for Assessment and Treatment in Auto Insurance Claims. OPA: Toronto.

Paterson, A.G., Trask, P.C., Wagner, L., Esper, P., and Redman, B. (2005) Validation of the FACT-BRM with interferon-alpha treated melanoma patients. Quality of Life Research, 14, 133-139.

OPA Auto Task Force (2005). OPA Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment in Auto Insurance Claims. OPA: Toronto.

OPA Auto Task Force (2005). Companion Document to: OPA Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment in Auto Insurance Claims. OPA: Toronto.

Trask, P.C., Paterson, A.G., Esper, P., Pau, J., and Redman, B. (2005). Longitudinal course of depression, fatigue, and quality of life in patients with high risk melanoma receiving adjuvant interferon. Psycho-Oncology, 13(8), 526-536.

Trask, P.C., Jones, D. and Paterson, A.G. (2003). Minimal contact intervention with autologous BMT patients: Impact on QOL and emotional distress. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 10(2), 109-117.

Trask, P.C., Paterson, A.G., Griffith, K.A., Riba, M.B., and Schwartz, J.L. (2003). Cognitive-Behavioral intervention for distress in patients with melanoma: Comparison with standard medical care and impact on quality of life. Cancer, 98(4), 854-864.

Trask, P. Paterson, A.G., Fardig, J., & Smith, D.C. (2003). Course of distress and quality of life in testicular cancer patients before, during, and after chemotherapy: Results of a pilot study. Psycho-Oncology, 12 (8), 814-820.

Trask, P.C., Paterson, A.G., Trask, C.L., Bares, C.B., Birt, J., & Maan, C. (2003).  Parent and adolescent adjustment to pediatric cancer: Associations with coping, social support, and family function. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 20(1), 36-47.