Sara Smucker Barnwell, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in the greater Seattle area and is a partner of Seattle Psychology, PLLC. Her research and publication interests focus on the ethical intersection of technology and evidence-based therapies. She also delivers telehealth services to clients, including hospital systems, corporations, universities, and individual practitioners. These services are provided by using a diversity of technologies, including videoconferencing, mobile applications, telephone, and others. She provides workshops and trainings on a topics including telehealth, virtual reality therapies, mindfulness, among others.
Dr. Smucker Barnwell is the former Director of Telehealth Training and Education for VA Puget Sound Health Care System. She has worked in the field of telemedicine as Associate Director of Evaluation at Free & Clear, Inc. and DatStat, Inc. She is the former Chair of the Washington State Psychological Foundation, and consultant to the Washington State Psychological Association Telehealth Committee. Dr. Smucker Barnwell served on the Joint APA/ASPPB/AIT Telepsychology Task Force, writing the APA Guidelines to Telepsychology. She has consulted on the American Telemedicine Association guidelines for pediatric telehealth and has contributed to various other national committees regarding telehealth and technology in health care. She works as a consultant to a diversity of behavioral health technology companies, universities, and private practitioners.
Dr. Smucker Barnwell received her doctoral in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California. She also holds degrees from Harvard University and Wellesley College.