Professional History

Professional History

SmithDiplomate: American Board of Professional Psychology
Diplomate: The American Board of Sexology
Certified Sex Therapist: American Association of Sex Educators and Therapist

Dr. Smith is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been seeing patients since 1958 and has an extensive professional history. He has unusual training with an extremely strong developmental background from Clark University.

What began as an attempt to developmentally understand the process of our emotional progressions- the identification of our feelings – the cause and effect of our feelings – has evolved into a recognition of the Dilemma of Mankind. The second work on the evolution of criticism is the most poignant manner in which we impose our beliefs on others.

The hope of humanity rests on our ability to recognize that the IMPOSITION of our beliefs on others only causes discord – death – destruction – unhappiness. Mankind has always done a good job with this.

The remainder of my writings attempts to pose the opposite – the enlightenment and hope of happiness and intimacy as the basis of building stronger families – the unit of mankind. It is also to provide some fundamental information on what we know about the development of a relationship, the selection of equal partners and the really positive trends that appear to be happening, which I believe will lead to more secure, healthier, longer lasting relationships. If my projections are correct, I see a marked decrease in the dissolution of marriage over the next fifty years. I see stronger, psychologically healthier relationships which, in building the strength of the family will also build stronger societies. The hope is that at the same time this in turn will allow us to turn our compassionate energy to the problems of the third world. The “haves” will – out of their compassion turn to the “have nots” in helping their growth and development.

The renunciation of greed and materialism as goals evolving out of a competitive society will be replaced by the compassion of a cooperative society. Cooperation for the survival of our living space, for the betterment of mankind will resolve and ameliorate the Dilemma of Mankind which has existed since the beginning of mankind.

Dr. Smith’s Educational Background:

trinitylogo1-222x38Graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology

  • Founded in 1823, one of the oldest colleges in the country, Trinity is  consistently ranked among the nation’s best colleges. In the U.S. News and World Report rankings, Trinity is consistently among  the top 50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges, and is also featured in the  “Programs to Look For” listing under “Service Learning” category of  stellar programs.
  • The Wall Street Journal ranked Trinity College 43rd as an elite grad  school “feeder” college.
  • Campus Compact, in association with Princeton Review, named Trinity as  one of the top schools in the country dedicated to civic engagement and  social responsibility.

 

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  • Graduated from Clark University in 1958 with an MA in Psychology
  • Received PhD from Clark University in 1962

 

 

The history of Clark University includes developmentalists  such as G. Stanley Hall and Heinz Werner, who reestablished  Clark as a center of wide-ranging conceptions and innovative  research in development.The graduates of Clark have always  demonstrated the capacity to understand broad issues and to  avoid pitfalls of temporary technical fads in psychology.

While Dr. Smith was attending Clark, Anna Freud’s (daughter of Sigmund) visit to lecture was  memorable and more important  was the influence of Piaget and the European Developmental  Psychology.  He says,  “Heinz Werner was my professor and was the primary influence in the  developmental theoretical framework which I use in all that I do.”