Jacqueline R. Smith, Ed.D.

Counseling Department Chair

Clinical Counseling Programs Director

Associate Professor

More About Jacqueline


Dr. Jacqueline R. Smith is an associate professor in the School of Psychology & Counseling. Smith holds an undergraduate degree in music therapy from Ohio University, and completed both her master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and doctoral degree in Counseling Education and supervision at the University of Cincinnati. In addition, Smith received post-graduate training in structural family therapy from the Cincinnati Family Therapy Center, the American Association of Christian Counselors, and Certified Belief Therapist training through the Therapon Institute.

Prior to Regent, Smith taught for 18 years at Northern Kentucky University and successfully launched their community/clinical mental health program. She has taught many different courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels but especially enjoys teaching courses involving skills/techniques and multiculturalism.

Smith has more than 30 years of experience in community mental health counseling, which includes a small, private, Christian counseling practice for eight years. She holds Professional Counselor (LPC) licensure in Ohio, and Professional Clinical Counselor licensure (LPCC) in Kentucky. Her scholarly activity and interests include counseling ethnic/racial minority groups; religion and spirituality in counseling; creative arts in counseling; group work; and counselor training and supervision.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Wermeling, L. and Smith, J. (2009). "Retention is not an Abstract Notion: The Effect of Wages and Caretaking." Journal of Social Service Research. 35(4), pp. 380.

Smith, J. R. and Wermeling, L. (2007). "Counseling preferences of adult African-American women." Adultspan: Theory Research and Practice, 6(1),pp. 4.

O’Connell, W. and Smith, J. R. (2005). "Finding the shoe that fits: Experiential approaches for first practicum." Guidance and Counseling, 20(3/4), pp 158.

Books/Booklets/Book Chapters:

Smith, J. (2011). In Tim Clinton and Ron Hawkins (Ed.), "Ethnicity," in The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling (1st ed., vol. 1, pp. 172-175). Eugene, OR: Harvest House.

Smith, J. (2011). In Tim Clinton and Ron Hawkins (Ed.), "Racial Identity," in The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling (1st ed., vol. 1, pp. 175-177). Eugene, OR: Harvest House.

King, Lindy & Smith, J. (2007). "Achievement gap for children living in poverty." In D. R. Coy (Ed.) Children of promise: Investing in our legacy (pp. 113-127). Addison, TX: RonJon Publishing Inc.

Book Reviews:

(2002, October). Chapter Reviewer for Merrill Prentice Hall. Proposed text, Psychological First Aid.

Smith, J. R. (2005). [Elements of crisis intervention]. Pre-vision book review for Brooks/Cole and Wadsworth.

Magazine Articles:

Smith, J. (2006). "Take the limits off: Expressive arts in Christian counseling." BAACC to the Word, 4(2), pp 8.

Smith, J.R., Muro, J. & Altekruse, M. (2006). "How Portable are Kentucky Licensed Counselors?" Kentucky Journal of Counseling.

Dunn, R. and Smith, J.R. (2005). "NKU’s new counselor education program." KCA News, 13(2), 6.

Smith, J. R. (2005, January). "The professional counselor: Up close and personal." The Anchor, 5, p. 4

Smith, J.R. (2003, July). "The pursuit of wellness: Body, mind and spirit." The Citizen Report, pp.15.

Smith, J.R. (2003, August)." The pursuit of wellness: Stress." The Citizen Report, pp. 24.

Smith, J.R. (2003, September). "The pursuit of wellness: Stress is in the eye of the beholder." The Citizen Report, pp. 19.

Smith, J.R. (2003, October). "The pursuit of wellness: The physical connection." The Citizen Report, pp. 22.

Smith, J.R. (2003, November). "The pursuit of wellness: The mental connection." The Citizen Report, pp. 15.


Association for Multicultural Development (AMCD); Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC); American Counseling Association (ACA), member; Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES); American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) Lifetime Ohio Counseling Association (OCA)

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