About

Dr Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith (drjennifersmith.com.au) is an Educational, Developmental and Counselling Psychologist and a registered teacher.

She holds a Graduate Diploma in Counselling, an Honours degree in Applied Linguistics, a Masters degree in Education and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of New South Wales.

Jennifer has had extensive experience as a university lecturer to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the schools of psychology and education, at the University of New South Wales, the University of Western Sydney, and the Australian College of Applied Psychology where she currently continues to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students. Jennifer is also a weekly volunteer at public school in Sydney’s Western suburbs and a volunteer at a women’s refuge.

Jennifer is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a member of the Colleges of Educational Psychology and Counselling Psychology. She is also a member of the Australasian Sleep Association and a member of their Paediatric Special Interest Group.

Jennifer is a registered classroom teacher and school counsellor. A seasoned professional for over thirty-five years, she is also a qualified English teacher and Special Education teacher, with many years of experience in both elementary and high school classrooms.

She has been interviewed by presenters on ABC radio and she is published in the Journal of Behavioral Education and a variety of hardcopy and  online newspapers such as KidsInfo, Mamamia and Essential Kids.  She is currently a regular contributor to Early Learning Review, an online newspaper for early learning teachers.

Jennifer has also recently published the positively reviewed book BUT I’M NOT TIRED! The nature of sleep and how to nurture it in children and teenagers.

For many years, she has used her wide experience and qualifications to provide education and psychology services to schools, and to children, teenagers and families in her private psychology practice.