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Staff Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

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About Me

Biography

When I started college, I knew that I wanted to be in the medical field. I became interested in the areas of mental health, developmental issues, coping and management — especially in children under the age of 12.

As a child psychologist, I treat young children dealing with a range of fears, anxieties, coping problems and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I also help preschoolers with behavior issues and evaluate them for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I use cognitive-
behavioral therapy (CBT) and group therapy with children. The parent training I offer helps parents or guardians learn positive reinforcement methods for improving a child’s behavior.

In my practice, I treat the whole child. I actively involve parents and families, and together with other medical providers, we identify medical, developmental and psychological issues. I use a cognitive and behavioral approach, and I believe strongly in parent training.

When I’m not helping patients and families, I enjoy crafts, scrapbooking and gardening. I also like to educate others through community presentations, blogs and other formats.

Clinical Interests

Parent training; behavior management; individual and group therapy; psychological testing

Clinical Divisions

Behavioral Medicine



Blog Posts

Help Identifying Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Kids

BlogChild Development and Behavior

Help Identifying Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Kids

By Beverly H. Smolyansky, PhD7/1/2020

COVID-19 & Kids: Identifying Mental Health Problems and Getting Help

BlogChild Development and Behavior

COVID-19 & Kids: Identifying Mental Health Problems and Getting Help

By Beverly H. Smolyansky, PhD5/15/2020

Using Positive Praise to Inspire Behavioral Change

BlogChild Development and Behavior

Using Positive Praise to Inspire Behavioral Change

By Beverly H. Smolyansky, PhD1/15/2020

Lying in Younger Kids: Why it Happens and What to Do About It

BlogChild Development and Behavior

Lying in Younger Kids: Why it Happens and What to Do About It

By Beverly H. Smolyansky, PhD8/14/2019

Misconceptions about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Kids

BlogChild Development and Behavior

Misconceptions about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Kids

By Beverly H. Smolyansky, PhD5/8/2019

The ABCs of Biting in Infants and Young Toddlers

BlogChild Development and Behavior

The ABCs of Biting in Infants and Young Toddlers

By Beverly H. Smolyansky, PhD2/26/2019

My Locations

My Education

BA: Denison University; Granville, Ohio, 1989.

MA: University of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992.

PhD: University of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, Ohio, 1995.

Internship: Northwest Ohio Consortium for Internship Training in Professional Psychology; Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, 1995.

Fellowship: Developmental Disorders, Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1996.

Certification: Clinical Psychology, Ohio State Board of Psychology, 1996.

My Publications

Inter professional teamwork: A case study examining the practice patterns and perceptions of pediatric psychologists. Ernst, M; Filigno, SS; Cortina, S; Byars, K; Guilfoyle, S; McClure, J; Smolyansky, B; Kichler, J; Pai, A. 2017; 2:1-9.