Sara Smucker Barnwell, Ph.D.

Sara Smucker Barnwell, Ph.D. - PresenterSara Smucker Barnwell, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist focused on the intersection of technology and behavioral health and dedicated to the promotion of editorial ethical technology. She delivers telehealth services to clients using a diversity of technologies, including videoconferencing, mobile applications, telephone, and others. Dr. Smucker Barnwell delivers telehealth consultation to large-scale providers (e.g. hospital systems, corporations), as well as individual practitioners. She is a Clinical Professor at the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the former Director of Telehealth Training and Education for VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

Dr. Smucker Barnwell received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California. She also holds degrees from Harvard University and Wellesley College. Her research and clinical interests center on the development and dissemination of empirically-based treatments in telehealth, technology assisted evidence-based PTSD care and substance abuse. She has served on the Joint APA/ASPPB/APAIT Telepsychology Taskforce, as well as other national committees regarding telehealth and technology in health care.