Benita Stiles-smith

Contributing Faculty
College of Allied Health
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

Dr Stiles-Smith has held a part-time faculty position with Walden since 2003 and taught a variety of courses in clinical and counseling psychology as well as mentored a number of dissertations. She is a clinical psychologist with sub specialty areas for work with children, youth, and families, and for trauma recovery. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including hospital, agency, private practice, prison, refugee facilities, and in leadership, supervision, and education.


PhD, Fielding Institute

MSN, Loma Linda University


Stiles-smith, B., Kennedy, B., Gardner, D. (2016). Leadership report: Christchurch school drives intervention home. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Practice


Stiles-Smith, B., Burgess, J. (2017). Collaborative Creation of Community Accessible Psychology. New Zealand Psychological Society

Kennedy, B., Stiles-smith, B. (2017). Content, process and competency in professional psychology education: An integrated curriculum approach. Australian Psychological Society

Stiles-Smith, B. (2016). Intervention by Story-book: The Worry Bug Project. International Board on Books for Young People

Stiles-Smith, B., Kennedy, B., Gardner, D. (2018). Strengths and Difficulties in Classrooms: A Group Measure for Guiding Classroom Approach. New Zealand Psychological Society

Stiles-Smith, B., Kennedy, B. (2017). Teaching and supporting socialisation of psychology interns to the profession of psychology. Australian Psychological Society