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Cheryl Smith
Department of School of Professional Counseling
Title:Assistant Professor, Resident Faculty Supervisor
Degrees:Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision – Regent University

M.A. Marriage & Family Therapy – Richmont Graduate University

B.S. Psychology – Florida A&M University
Phone:(270) 384-8121

Systemic Family Therapy
Career Education Counseling
Life Cycle Development
Group Counseling Techniques
Ethics and Christian Counseling
Human Growth and Development
Crises Counseling
Counseling the Battered and Abused
Current Licenses and Certifications:

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (GA)


 Smith, C., (2010) "The Black Family and Adolescent's Career Development: Understanding and Utilizing this Untapped Resource" Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Newsletter, Spring, 2010, 6 (1).


 Smith, C. (2012, June). "Reaching the Dream of Social justice: Using Narrative, Systems, and Solution Focused Interventions in Career" Presentation at the National Career Development Association 2012 Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia.

Smith, C (2011, June). "Family and Role Model Influences on Black Young Adult's Dysfunctional Career Thoughts."  Presentation at the National Career Development Association 2011 Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

 Smith, C (2011, January). "Family and Role Model Influences on Blacks' Dysfunctional Career Thoughts." Presented at the Georgia College Counseling Association 2011 Annual Conference, St. Simon's Island, Georgia.

Smith, C (2010, October). "Black Family Influence on Young Adult Career Development: A Conceptual Model." Presentation at the Northern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 2010 Annual Conference, Brunswick, New Jersey.


Dr. Smith comes to LWC after six years clinical experience in mental health counseling and two years teaching experience. Her clinical experiences include: inpatient psychiatric and outpatient facilities, community and school based settings, private practice, and university counseling. She received a certificate in online instruction from Regent University, and she enjoys integrating technology, media, visual, auditory, and kinesthetic modalities into instruction to facilitate student engagement and learning. Dr. Smith's clinical and research interest include: marriage and family therapy - specializing in narrative and expressive therapies; multicultural counseling competencies; career development / counseling, and Christian counseling / spiritual integration. She has a passion for promoting social justice issues, helping marginalized populations, and assisting churches in developing counseling and family programs. Dr. Smith is the Resident Faculty Supervisor for the Gallatin, Tennessee campus. A native of Florida, she enjoys getting away to the beaches whenever possible.

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