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D'Netra Smith

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. D'Netra Smith is licensed in Georgia as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is certified as an approved clinical supervisor and has a doctoral degree in counseling education and supervision. She currently holds a position as a contributing instructor at Walden University within the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.

She has worked with a diverse group of individuals managing issues of anxiety, depression/mood disorders, loss, post-partum depression, psychosis, trauma, grief, psychosis, and behavioral issues as a clinical professional since 2005. She has also taught master's level students over the course of a year as an intern, where she engaged in courses of counseling theories, multi-cultural studies, advanced group work, and field experience.


Dr. Smith will charitably give, as a counselor educator, a safe and supportive environment that allows students to learn, develop, and create awareness for themselves. She hopes to foster theoretical implementation, grow confidence in assessment and clinical skills, ensure decisions are being made with ethical consideration, advance awareness of diverse cultures, and encourage a love of the helping profession while finding a professional/theoretical niche.

Education

PhD, Capella University - Minneapolis, MN

MEd, University of West Georgia - Carrollton, GA

BA, Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA United States

Public Service

Gateway Homeless Shelter, Volunteer

Publications

Smith, D. N. Online Pedagogy Challenges Teaching Counseling Microskills. Journal of Instructional Research.

Smith, D. N. (2020). QUANTITATIVE CORRELATION BETWEEN DEPRESSION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL NEED SATISFACTION OF MOTHERS, POST CESAREAN.