DeAnn Smetana

Academic Assoc
DTPHX Campus


Dr. DeAnn Smetana's specialization is in behavioral health integration with her full-time employment being Senior Behavioral Health Consultant for the Defense Health Agency (Civilian Contractor). She is licensed in both Washington and Oregon as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and holds a National Board Certification (NBCC). Her training and work experience is specifically designed for the medical community, where clinical outcomes and results are a must. Responsibilities include: Behavioral health consultation for the Defense Health Agency, training, program development, evaluation, assessment, clinical psychotherapy, and interventions that are designed to improve the overall functionality of individuals and their families.  Additionally, she works with patients regarding resilience, weight management, smoking cessation, stress management, abuse, trauma, attachment injuries, and all other behavioral health presentations.

Along with clinical practice, Dr. Smetana works as an associate faculty member at Arizona State University, teaching doctoral students the art of behavioral health as it fits into primary care and hospital facilities. She is also an associate faculty member at the Warner Pacific University, and guest lecturer at Washington State University, providing behavioral health techniques to nurse practitioner students. Her professional interests are in the areas of the psychological health of medical providers, mind-body medicine, education, wellness in general. For each responsibility that Dr. Smetana holds today, the DBH program has prepared her well for as her skills were enhance across many domains


  • Psy.D. Psychology, California Southern University 
  • D.B.H. Integrated Behavioral Health
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, George Fox University, Tigard, OR
  • B.S. Human Development,  Warner Pacific University, Portland, OR


Research Interests

Job satisfaction and the stress reduction of Primary Care Providers whe co-located with a Behavioral Care Provider.


Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
IBC 634 Strategies & Techn for Behv
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
IBC 660 Healthcare Legal Ethcl & Prof


Academic Teaching

Psychology Faculty                           Warner Pacific University                           2018- Present          

On-campus, undergraduate and masters level psychology programs.

PSY 430 - Psychology and Human Development - Counseling Theory.

PSY 300 - Foundations of Psychology and Human Development.

PSY 314 - Abnormal Psychology.

Masters Degree in Human Services course:

HS 501 - Human Services:  Themes, Purposes, Principles, and History.

HS 600 - Parent Education Programs.

HS 605 - Field Practicum.

 Behavioral Health Faculty               Arizona State University                             2012  Present

Online courses, Doctor of Behavioral Health Program (DBH).

IBC 704 - Primary Care Evidenced Based Behavioral Interventions: Core Skills.

IBC 598  Motivational Interviewing.

IBC 680  Brief Interventions in Primary Care.

IBC 660  Ethics in Healthcare.

Doctoral Committee, Curriculum design, online instruction. China Project: Taught, facilitated behavioral health protocols and concepts to physicians at hospitals in Beijing, China.

 Invited Speaker, Facilitator, and Trainer

 Mental Health First Aid                   Facilitator/Instructor                                  2015  Present

Face to Face teaching and workshop facilitator

 American Red Cross                       Trainer/Facilitator                                       2013  Present

Reconnection Workshops: Exploring stress and trauma, identifying depression, relating to children, working through anger.

 Yellow Ribbon Program                  Workshop Facilitator/Instructor               2012  Present

Stress, anxiety, marriage and family relationships, deployment cycles, communication, regaining connection after deployment, family systems, power of positive thinking.

 Washington State University   Facilitator          2011 - 2011


Primary Care Behavioral Health, Nurse Practitioner Education