Hawthorne Smith, Ph.D.
Hawthorne Smith, PhD is a Licensed Psychologist and the Clinical Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith received his doctorate from Teachers College; Columbia University (with distinction), after receiving a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International an Public Affairs. Dr. Smith has also earned an advanced certificate in African Studies from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal; along with a Bachelors of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Dr. Smith’s provides direct clinical services for individuals, families and groups. He trains and supervises psychology interns and externs, as well as social work interns, medical students, an psychiatric residents. He has also facilitated an ongoing support group for French speaking African survivors of torture for the past 20 years. Among the awards and honors Dr. Smith has been accorded are: the “Hero Award” from the Robin Hood Foundation; the “Union Square Award” from the Fund for New York for his work as a co-founder of Nah We Yone, Inc. (a supportive, community base organization for displaced Africans); the “Frantz Fanon, M.D. Award” from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health’s Psychoanalytic Institute; and the “Distinguished Alumni – Early Career Award” from Teachers College. Dr. Smith is also a professional musician (saxophone and vocals) with national and international experience.