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Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A. in English and Psychology with High Distinction, University of Virginia
Social inclusion/exclusion and emotional wellbeing
Social class and poverty
Antiracism and Whiteness
Participatory action research
Smith, L. (2010). Psychology, poverty, and the end of social exclusion: Putting our practice to work. New York: Teachers College Press.
Sue, D. W., Sue, D., Neville, H. A., & Smith, L. (2019). Counseling the culturally diverse: Theory and practice. Wiley.
Selected Journal Articles
Smith, L., Abdel-Salam, L., Coyne, M., McVicar, C., Robin, D., & Scott-McLaughlin, R. (In press). Listening to #2A: Applying a qualitative method to Twitter dialogue. The Qualitative Report.
Smith, L., Velez, B., Chambers, C., & Baranowski, K. (2019). Economic disadvantage at the intersections. Journal of Multicultural Counseling. 47(3), 190-206.
Abdel-Salam, L., Rifkin, R., Smith, L., & Zaki, S. (2019). Experiences of gender among Arab American women: A qualitative study. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 66(3), 255.
Smith, L., Baranowski, K., Abdel-Salam, L., & McGinley, M. (2018). Youth participatory action research: Agency and unsilence as anti-classist practice. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 2, 176-186.
Baranowski, K. & Smith, L. (2018). Working with undocumented immigrants from Mexico: Experiences of practitioners in the borderlands. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 49, 185-192.
Hankerson, S. H., Wells, K., Sullivan, M., Johnson, J., Smith, L., Crayton, L., Miller-Sethi, F., et al. (2018). Partnering with African American churches to create a community coalition for mental health. Ethnicity & Disease, 28, 467-474.
Smith, L., Shenk, M., Tran, C., Poon, D., Wahba, R., & Voegtli, K. (2017). “There’s not a rug big enough to hide us under”: Participatory action research as anti-ageist psychological practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 48, 412-420.
Smith, L., Kashubeck-West, S., Payton, G., & Adams, E. (2017). White professors teaching about racism. The Counseling Psychologist, 45, 651-668.
Spanierman, L. and Smith, L. (2017). Multicultural research and practice: The roles of White allies. The Counseling Psychologist, 45, 606-617.
Smith, L., Mao, S., & Deshpande, A. (2016). “Talking across worlds”: Classist microaggressions and higher education. Journal of Poverty, 20, 127-151.
Smith, L. (2015). Reforming the minimum wage: Toward a position for psychology. American Psychologist, 70, 557-565.
Smith, L. and Ali, A. (2014). Precluding poverty through social inclusion. Istanbul: United Nations Development Program.
Goodwin, A.L., Smith, L., Souto-Manning, M.,Cheruvu, R., Tan, M. Y., Reed, R., & Taveras, L. (2014). What should teacher educators know and be able to do? Journal of Teacher Education, 66, 284-302.
Smith, L., Beck, K., Bernstein, E., & Dashtguard, P. (2014). YPAR and school counseling practice: A school-wide framework for student well-being. Journal of School Counseling, 12 (21).
Smith, L. (2013). Social class and social exclusion: So close, and yet so far away. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 83, 11-16.
Smith, L., Baranowski, K., Allen, A., & Bowen, R. (2013). Poverty, crime seriousness, and the “politics of disgust.” Journal of Poverty, 375-393.
Smith, L., Li, V. , Dykema, S., Hamlet, D., & Shellman, A. (2013). “Honoring somebody that society doesn’t honor”: therapists working in the context of poverty. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69, 138-51.
Goodman, L., Pugach, M., Skolnik, A., & Smith, L. (2013).Poverty and mental health practice: within and beyond the 50-minute hour. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69, 182-90.
Smith, L. & Lau, M. (2013). Exploring the corollaries of social justice intentionality. Education, Citizenship, and Social Justice, 59-71.
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., 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: Embracingboth 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, 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., Foley, P. F., and Chaney, M. P. (2008). Addressing classism, ableism, and heterosexism within multicultural-social justice training. Journal of Counseling and Development, 86, 303-309.
Smith, L. (2006). Addressing classism, extending multicultural competence, and serving the poor. American Psychologist, 61, 338-339.
Smith, L. (2005). Psychotherapy, classism, and the poor: Conspicuous by their absence. American Psychologist, 60(7), 687-696.
Smith, L., Baluch, S., Bernabei, S., Robohm, J., & Sheehy, J. (2003). Applying a social justice framework to college counseling practice. Journal of College Counseling, 6, 3-13.