Assistant Teaching Professor
Office: Beatty Hall 254
- B.A. (Psychology, cum laude) - Washington & Jefferson College
- M.S. (Clinical Psychology) - Loyola University Maryland
- Ph.D. (Counseling) - The George Washington University
- Nationally Certified Counselor
- Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland
- PY 202 - Psychopathology
- PY 203 - Psychology of Personality
- PY 291 & 292 - Research Methods I and II
- PY 600 - Assessment and Appraisal
- PY 622 - Advanced Techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- PY 770 - Practicum
- Smith, L. E. (2021). Campus sexual assault: A latent class analysis (Publication No. 28548453) [Doctoral dissertation, The George Washington University]. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.
- Smith, L. E., Marotta-Walters, S., Dardick, W., & Das, B. (2021). A latent class analysis of campus sexual assault [Manuscript submitted for publication].
- Smith, L. E., Glickman, C., & Lanthier, R. P. (2021). Sibling conflict, attachment security, and PTSD: A moderated mediation analysis [Manuscript submitted for publication].
Areas of Specialization
I am trained as a professional counselor with research interests and clinical expertise on trauma associated with gender-based violence, traumatic stress symptomatology, attachment insecurity in survivors of trauma, and public health implications associated with gender-based violence. I am a quantitative researcher with experience in research design and methodology, including latent variable mixture modeling, factor analysis, measurement, and item response theory. Some of my past research projects explored incidence and prevalence of campus sexual assault and hostile campus climate.
As a clinician, my primary theoretical orientation to counseling is humanistic/existential, with a focus on the here and now and the therapeutic relationship. As a clinical supervisor, my supervisory style is based on Bernard's Discrimination Model, and much like the person-centered therapist, I seek to meet supervisees at their developmental level to train trauma-informed, competent counselors. I enjoy teaching courses related to research methodology, statistical analysis, psychopathology, and the training of graduate students.