Institute of Mental Research
Institute of Mental Research

Jasper A. J. Smits


Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Professor
Jasper A. J. Smits

Contact

  • Phone: (512) 475-8095
  • Office: RLP 4.522
  • Campus Mail Code: E9000

Interests


Development of behavioral and integrative treatments for anxiety disorders and related problems (smoking, overeating, physical inactivity)

Biography


Jasper Smits received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and completed his clinical internship at Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital. He was on the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Southern Methodist University for 9 years before joining the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. The main objective of his research program is to improve the treatment of anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder) and related problems (e.g., smoking, overeating, physical inactivity). Using a translational research approach, studies in his laboratory aim to (1) identify targets for intervention; (2) develop and pilot test novel therapeutic strategies; and (3) examine the efficacy of promising behavioral and integrative treatments in clinical trials.

 

Courses


PSY 393 • Clinical Practicum I

41835 • Fall 2019
Meets T 1:00PM-4:00PM SEA 2.224

Supervised practical experience in the use of clinical techniques. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with ten to twelve hours of practicum experience to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Psychology 389K, and consent of instructor.

PSY 394Q • Adv Pract: Stress & Anxiety

41860 • Fall 2019
Meets F 1:00PM-4:00PM RLP 4.510

Seminars in Clinical Psychology. One or three lecture hours a wekk for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 394Q • Adv Pract: Stress & Anxiety

43035 • Fall 2018
Meets F 1:00PM-4:00PM RLP 4.510

Seminars in Clinical Psychology. One or three lecture hours a wekk for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 394Q • Adv Pract: Stress & Anxiety

43365 • Fall 2017
Meets F 1:00PM-4:00PM CLA 4.510

Seminars in Clinical Psychology. One or three lecture hours a wekk for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 394Q • Adv Pract: Stress & Anxiety

43360 • Fall 2016
Meets F 1:00PM-4:00PM CLA 4.510

Seminars in Clinical Psychology. One or three lecture hours a wekk for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 394Q • Adv Pract: Stress & Anxiety

42563 • Spring 2016
Meets F 1:00PM-4:00PM CLA 4.510

Seminars in Clinical Psychology. One or three lecture hours a wekk for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 394Q • Adv Pract: Stress & Anxiety

42494 • Fall 2015
Meets F 1:00PM-4:00PM CLA 4.510

Seminars in Clinical Psychology. One or three lecture hours a wekk for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

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