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Walter Howard Smith, Jr., PH.D
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Clinical Director and the Deputy Director for the Office of Children Youth and Families
 

Walter SmithWalter Howard Smith, Jr., PH.D is the Department of Human Services Clinical Director and the Deputy Director for the Office of Children Youth and Families. 

 Prior to joining DHS in 2013, Walter served as Executive Director of Family Resources, a non-profit focused on the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. He is a licensed psychologist, with a private practice specializing in treating children, couples and families, and is a founding member of the Western Pennsylvania Family Center, an education resource center for persons interested in family therapy and family studies. He has served on the Children’s Cabinet and the Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities Advisory Board of the Department of Human Services, as well as boards for the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Forbes Fund, Voices for America’s Children, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Center. In addition, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Psychology Program at Duquesne University and has presented lectures and conferences on child abuse and family emotional process throughout the United States and in several other countries.