1990 Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
1988 M.S. in Counseling Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
1983 B.A. in English and Psychology with High DistinctionUniversity of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Participatory action research
The development of socially-just community-based practice
Smith, L. (2010). Psychology, poverty, and the end of social exclusion: Putting our practice to work. New York: Teachers College Press.
Smith, L. (2010). Poverty as Social Exclusion: Relational Dimensions of Social Class Stratification. Hanover, MA: Microtraining Associates.http://www.emicrotraining.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_82_98&products_id=432
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Underlined names indicate student co-authors.
Smith, L. (in press). Social class and social exclusion: So close, and yet so far away. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
Smith, L., Baranowski, K., Allen, A., & Bowen, R. (in press). Poverty, crime seriousness, and the “politics of disgust.” Journal of Poverty.
Smith, L., Li, V. , Dykema, S., Hamlet, D., & Shellman, A. (in press). “Honoring somebody that society doesn’t honor”: therapists working in the context of poverty. In Session: Journal of Clinical Psychology.
Smith, L., Bratini, L., & Appio, L.M. (2012). “Everybody’s teaching and everybody’s learning”: Photovoice and youth counseling. Journal of Counseling and Development, 90, 3-12.
Smith, L. (2012). Counseling and poverty. In (D.W. Sue and D. Sue, Eds.) Counseling the culturally diverse, pp. 517-526. New York: Wiley.
Smith, L., Appio, L., & Chang, J. (2012). Feminist multicultural counseling psychology and poverty. In (Enns, C. Z. & Williams, E. N., Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling, pp. 155-168. New York: Oxford Press.
Smith, L. & Mao, S. (2012). Social class and psychology. In (Carter, J., Fouad, N., & Subich, L., Eds.) The APA Handbook of Counseling Psychology. Washington, DC: APA.
Smith, L., Mao, S., Perkins, S., & Ampuero, M. (2011). The relationship of clients’ social class to early therapeutic impressions. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 24, 15-27.
Smith, L. & Redington, R. M. (2010b). Lessons from the experiences of White antiracist activists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41, 541–549.
Smith, L., Davis, K., & Bhowmik, M. (2010). Youth participatory action research groups as school counseling interventions. Professional School Counseling, 14, 174-182.
Smith, L., Rosenzweig, L., & Schmidt, M. (2010). Best practices in the reporting of PAR: Embracing both the forest and the trees. The Counseling Psychologist, 38, 1115-1138.
Smith, L., Bratini, L., Chambers, D., Jensen, R., & Romero, L. (2010). Between idealism and reality: Meeting the challenges of participatory action research. Action Research, 8, 407-425.
Smith, L. & Romero, L. (2010). Psychological interventions in the context of poverty: Participatory action research as practice. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80, 12–25.
Smith, L., Allen, A., & Bowen, R. (2010). Expecting the worst: Exploring the associations between poverty and misbehavior. Journal of Poverty, 14, 33 – 54.
Smith, L. (2009). Enhancing training and practice in the context of poverty. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 3, 84-93.
Smith, L., Chambers, D. A., & Bratini, L. (2009). When oppression is the pathogen: The participatory development of socially-just mental health practice. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79, 159-168.
Smith, L. (2008). Positioning classism within psychology’s social justice agenda. The Counseling Psychologist, 36, 895-924.
Smith, L. (2005). Psychotherapy, classism, and the poor: Conspicuous by their absence. American Psychologist, 60(7), 687-696.
CCPJ 4165: Consultation in community agencies and resources
Community services and programs in family and personal counseling, health and child care, mental health, career counseling, job placement, and service to the aged.
CCPJ 5025: Group Counseling
Prerequisite: Admission into the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling or Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology; CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5371. Students will explore the functions of group counseling in meeting client needs. Emphasis will be placed on theory and principles of group process and on the development of group skills through participation in class role-plays and in a group counseling experience. Attention to the practice of effective group leadership will also be addressed.
CCPJ 5165: Racial-cultural counseling laboratory
Permission and application required. Prerequisites: Admission into the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling or Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology; CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5371, CCPJ 5025, and either CCPJ 5020 or CCPJ 5164. An advanced experiential skill-oriented and didactic course with limited enrollment (30) intended to provide insights into the racial, social, and cultural factors in the development of relationships in counseling. The course uses a minimum competence model focused on self-exploration and the use of counseling skills.
CCPJ 6360: Practice in Psychologcal Counseling
Required: permission of the instructor. For advanced doctoral candidates in counseling psychology. Course involves a weekly seminar, client assignments with individual supervision, and exposure to a range of theoretical approaches to the clinical/counseling interview. Stu-dents register for 4 points each term.