Craig Smith, Ph.D., LMFT

Adjunct professor in the Marriage Family program at both San Diego State University and Alliant International University in San Diego
767 Academy Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Phone: 858-793-4514

Craig Smith, Ph.D. is a part-time instructor in the Marriage Family programs at San Diego State University and Alliant International University in San Diego. He also is in private practice and consults with the Price Charities School Project serving under-privileged children. He also consults with San Diego Youth Services.

Craig founded the Postmodern Therapy Participants’ Conference in Malibu, CA in 1994 and continues to serve as its conference coordinator. The conference focuses on informal, relaxed, stimulating discussions about collaborative, narrative, solution-focused, client-driven, and personal construct therapy ideas and practices. We create the conference content by voting on topics of interest the first night of the conference. 

He remains passionately devoted to fostering dialogic, collaborative conversations with students, colleagues, and clients. Craig performed 6 years of improvisational theatre and is intrigued with ways to include the expressive arts, creativity, role-play, and drama therapy into teaching or therapy. He is currently looking for ways to help the public-at-large understand and reflect on some of traditional, expert-oriented assumptions that have dominated psychotherapy as well as to realize that non-traditional, postmodern therapies are viable and helpful alternatives.

His writings include: Smith, C. (2004) “Relational Attunement: Internal and external reflections on harmonizing with clients. ” In G. Larner & D. Pare (Eds.). Collaborative practice in psychology and therapy, NY: Haworth Clinical Practice Press and Smith, C. and Nylund, D. (Eds.). (1997). Narrative Therapies with Children and Adolescents. NY: Guilford.