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Bernadette Smith

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Health

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Bernadette P. Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas and a Nationally Certified Counselor. With over 10 years of clinical experience, Dr. Smith's foundational theoretical frameworks include Cognitive Behavior and Solution Focused. Her area of clinical focus includes working with adult populations in areas of relationships, life transitions, anxiety, and depression. Her research interests include the professional socialization of counselors and anxiety and depression among African American college students.

Dr. Smith has been a longstanding member of the Texas Counseling Association (TCA) and has served on various committees, appointed as an Emerging Leader and served as President and Treasurer of the Texas College Counseling Association.

In addition to her service with TCA, she has served as a volunteer in multiple capacities for a local non-profit organization that provides counseling to survivors of crime and other members of the community.


BA, University of Houston - Houston, TX

MEd, Texas Southern University - Houston, TX

EdD, Texas Southern University - Houston, TX

Public Service

Texas College Counseling Association, Board Member


Smith, B. P. (2016). The Predictability of Selected Job Satisfaction, Academic, and Demographic Factors on the Professional Socialization of Counselors.


Smith, B. (2017). Who Am I? How to Encourage Professional Socialization in Graduate Students. Texas Counseling Association.

Smith, B. (2017). TCCA Presents: A Tool Chest for College Counseling. Texas Counseling Association.

Smith, B. (2016). TCCA Learning Institute: Essential Skills and Knowledge in College Counseling. Texas Counseling Association.