Bellaire Family Counseling Betsy Smith, LPC-S (832) 524-2768
Bellaire Family CounselingBetsy Smith, LPC-S     (832) 524-2768

Curriculum Vitae

Betsy Smith, M.Ed., LPC-S

5959 W Loop S, Ste 367

Bellaire, TX 77401

(832) 524-2768

betsy@betsysmithlpc.com

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Licensure/Certification

 

Licensed Professional Counselor

Texas License #66232

 

Board Approved Supervisor

 

Employment History, Clinical Experience, and Academic Appointments

 

Clinical Training Director, Clinical Mental Health Program, The University of St. Thomas

January 2015-present

 

Oversee clinical training portion of Master's program

 

Develop and maintain relationships with clinical training sites

 

Advise and consult with students about clinical placements

 

Serve as Continuing Education Coordinator for Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

 

Communicate with Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors on all matters relating to the licensure of University of St. Thomas graduates

 

Private Practice, Betsy C. Smith Counseling & Consulting, PLLC

August 2012-present

 

Provide individual and group counseling to children, adolescents, and adults

 

Provide parent education and coaching

 

Conduct training seminars and workshops for parents, childcare providers, and education professionals

 

Consult with teachers and educational professionals at schools

 

Supervise Licensed Professional Counselor Interns

 

Social and Emotional Program Director, Small Steps Nurturing Center

June 2012-June 2014

 

Serve as clinical director

 

Ensure compliance with legal and ethical standards

 

Oversee implementation of all aspects of social and emotional program

 

Provide continuing education for teachers regarding child development, interventions to facilitate social and emotional development, attachment theory, brain development, conflict resolution, and more

 

Provide training and supervision to practicum students and mental health clinicians on staff

 

Implement and oversee parent and volunteer training programs

 

Provide individual and group therapy

 

Assist with preparation of grant requests to obtain funding for social and emotional program

 

Serve on subcommittees and make periodic reports to Board of Directors

 

Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with universities and community service organizations

 

Social and Emotional Program Coordinator, Small Steps Nurturing Center

August 2009-June 2012

 

Implemented social and emotional curriculum in classrooms through direct instruction, modeling and consultation

 

Participated in multidisciplinary team including educators, occupational and speech therapists, and mental health professionals

 

Made referrals to social service agencies

 

Provided parent education

 

Made home visits

 

Provided therapy including: filial therapy, individual and group therapy with children and adults, process groups for adults, and crisis counseling

 

Practicum Student, Small Steps Nurturing Center

January 2009-June 2009

 

Modeled behavioral interventions for teachers

 

Conducted individual and group therapy

 

Participated in parent education events

 

Practicum Student, Office of Michelle Forrester, Ph.D., Child Psychologist

January 2009-August 2009

 

Provided group therapy for children

 

Performed individual play therapy with children

 

Communicated with parents regarding goals of treatment and progress of therapy

 

Recorded case notes and kept file on individuals clients

 

Performed school observations

 

Children's Ministry Assistant, West University Baptist Church

2007-2008

 

Led gathering time of games and music for approximately 100 children after school each day

 

Wrote and directed children's Christmas play

 

Performed bookkeeping and collections

 

Registered families for various children's ministries

 

Education

 

Master of Education in Counseling

University of Houston, Houston, TX

 

Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

 

Professional Workshops/Presentations

 

Smith, B.C. “How Poverty Affects Mental Health.” Training for Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, Houston, TX, September 2, 2015.

Smith, B.C. “Understanding Non-Suicidal Self Injury.” Training for Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, Houston, TX August 5, 2015.

Smith, B.C. “How to Motivate Your Kids (...And How Not To).” Presentation for parents at T.H. Rogers Middle School, Houston, TX, March 3, 2015.

Smith, B.C. “Setting the Record Straight on Bullying.” Presentation for parents at Lovett Elementary, Houston, TX, October 23, 2014.

Smith, B.C. “How to Handle the Hard Kids.” Workshop for childcare staff of West University Baptist and Crosspoint Churches, Houston, TX, August 20, 2014.

Smith, B.C. “Put the Cell Phone Down, Mom and Dad.” Radio interview addressing how parents’ use of cell phones affects children. KTRH 740, Houston, TX, April 24, 2014.

Smith, B.C. “Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood.” Workshop for childcare staff of West University Baptist and Crosspoint Churches, Houston, TX, June 11, 2013.

Smith, B.C. “Recognizing and Responding to Autism.” Workshop for teachers and staff at Small Steps Nurturing Center, Houston, TX, May 13, 2013.

Smith, B.C. “Standing up to Bullies: Teaching Your Children How to Respond to Violence.” Workshop for parents at Small Steps Nurturing Center, Houston, TX, March 21, 2013.

Smith, B.C. “Putting an end to Bullying.” Workshop for childcare staff of West University Baptist and Crosspoint Churches, Houston, TX, August 23, 2012.

Smith, B.C. “Attachment and Brain Development.” Workshop for teachers and staff at Small Steps Nurturing Center, Houston, TX, August 20, 2012.

Smith, B.C. –“Social and Emotional Development of Preschoolers.” Workshop for volunteer group at David Weekly Homes, Houston, TX, June 20, 2012.

Smith, B.C. “Social and Emotional Development of Preschoolers.” Workshop for early childhood specialists at YMCA of Greater Houston, Houston, TX, October 7, 2011.

Smith, B.C. “CPS: Signs of Abuse.” Workshop for teachers and staff at Small Steps Nurturing Center, Houston, TX, August 18, 2011.

Smith, B.C. in Parry, S.R. “Helping Children Handle the Loss of a Pet.” Interviewed for article for Dogs for Kids magazine, Houston, TX, April 24, 2010.


 


 


 

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Betsy Smith, MEd, LPC-S Therapist in Bellaire Therapist

Conveniently Located in Bellaire

5959 W Loop S, Ste 367

Bellaire, TX 77401

Contact

(832) 524-2768

betsy@betsysmithlpc.com

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