Jason Smith, Psy.D.

Executive Board Member

Jason Smith, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified health services provider. He has served as the Administrator for the Civil Commitment Unit for Sexual Offenders (CCUSO) in Cherokee, Iowa since November of 2003 and was appointed Superintendent of Cherokee Mental Health Institution in November of 2010. He also maintains a small outpatient sex offender treatment program in Des Moines. He was recognized as Leader of the Year for the Department of Human Services in 2006. Dr. Smith has served in many different clinical and administrative capacities in non-profit organizations serving individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. He also has worked in community based corrections, private practice and has held adjunct faculty positions at Columbia College and Buena Vista University as well as various community colleges. He has been active in statewide initiatives in policy development, treatment provision and risk assessment for sex offenders. Dr. Smith currently serves as President for the Iowa Psychological Association and is a member of American Psychological Association, the Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the Iowa Board for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Sex Offender Civil Commitment Providers Network and Legislated Sex Offender Research Council.