Credentials and Certifications
- Psychologist, State of Florida (active) since 04/2015
- Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counseling (MHC) Interns (active) since 04/2018
- Certification as Psychologist, National Register Health Service (active) since 07/2015
- Certification as a Parent-Child Interaction Therapist, PCIT International (active) since 01/2018
Dr. Hancock-Smith currently serves as the President Elect and Diversity Chair of the North Central Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association. She has been a member of the American Psychological Association for 10 years.
Dr. Hancock-Smith knows the value of community engagement. She is an active part of her community advocating for human rights of all kind. Much of her current humanitarian work centers on being an LGBTQ+ Advocate and Activist. See some of her roles in the community below.
- Member, University of Florida LGBTQ+ Presidential Advisory Committee, Gainesville, FL (active)
- Executive Member, Gainesville Equality Youth (active)
- Committee Member, LGTBQ+ Child Welfare Task Force, Gainesville, FL (active)
- Clinical Supervisor University of Florida Equal Access Clinic Free Therapy Night, Gainesville, FL (2015-04/2018)
- Clinical Partner w/ Art for Autism Program University of Florida Departments of Psychiatry and CARD and Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
- Community Camp Creator and Co-Director: Theater Connect Departments of Pediatrics and Arts in Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Research and Publications
Dr. Hancock-Smith’s goals include contributing to the health of children, youth, young adults, and their families through scientific research. See her most recent research project, publication, and co-authored editorial links below.
Principal Investigator: Theater Connect Program Departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Arts in Medicine University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Project Title: The therapeutic power of theater: Measuring the effectiveness of theater to enhance wellness and community in LGBQ, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender Transitioning Teens and Families
Co-author: Guzick A, Reid AM, Balkhi AM, Olsen B, Flores C, Hancock-Smith A, McNamara JPH, & Geffken GR. Invited Chapter – Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Description and Prevalence. In J Abramowitz, EA Storch, & D McKay (Eds.), Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Across the Lifespan. New York: Wiley. 2015