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Marriage and Family Therapy Faculty Member

Dr. Douglas Smith

Dr. Douglas B. Smith

Associate Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy
MFT Program Director
Ph.D., Kansas State University, 2006

Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences
Marriage and Family Therapy Program
Texas Tech University
Box 41250
Lubbock, TX 79409-1250

Office: Room 168A, Human Sciences Building
Office Phone Number: 806-834-7606
Fax Number: 806-742-0053

Research Interests

Systemic intervention for Intimate Partner Violence and systemic implications of traumatic stress.

Classes Taught:

Family Systems (MFT 5322), Supervision of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT 6396), Practicum in Supervision (MFT 6397), Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT 6395), Family Systems II, Research Methods in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT 6322)

Leadership/Awards Texas Tech University:

Promotion and Tenure Committee, College of Human Sciences (Fall2013 - present), Marriage and Family Therapy Program Director, Community, Family, and Addictive Services Department (Fall 2012- present), Executive Committee, Community, Family, and Addictive Services Department (Fall2012 - present), Graduate Coordinating Committee, College of Human Sciences( Fall2012 - present), Disaster Mental Health Volunteer, American Red Cross, North Texas Region (September 2012-present), Graduate School Consortium Member, Marriage and Family Counseling Collaborative (September 2010 - present), Board Member, Women's Protective Service (July 2008 - present) 2014 Service Award- American Red Cross; 2011 Hemphill-Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award- Texas Tech University College of Human Sciences

Recent Publications

Karakurt, G., Smith,D., Whiting, J. (in press).Impact of intimate partner violence on women's mental health. Journal of Family Violence.

Kim, H., Prouty, A. M., Smith, D.B., Ko, M., Wetchler, J.L.,& Oh, J.(in press). Differentiation of self and its relationship with family functioning in South Koreans. American Journal of Family Therapy.

Kim, H., Prouty, A. M., Smith,D., Ko, M., Wetchler, J.L.,& Oh, J. (2014). Differentiation and healthy family functioning of Koreans in South Korea, South Koreans in the United States, and White Americans. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 42, 257 - 265.

Smith, D. 8.,& Whiting, J.B., Karakurt, G., *Oka, M.,& *Servino, D. (2013) The Self Assessment of Future Events Scale (SAFE): Assessing perceptions of risk for future violence in intimate partner relationships. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 39(3), 314-329.

*Brown, M., *Sanford, A., *Mansfield, T., Smith,D.,& Whiting,J.,&Ivey, D. (2012).Posttraumatic stress symptoms and perceived safety as predictors of dyadic adjustment: A test of mediation and moderation. American Journal of Family Therapy, 40, 349 - 362.

Stith, S.M., McCollum, E.E., Amanor-Boadu, Y. & Smith, D. (2012) Systemic perspectives on intimate partner violence treatment. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy 38{1),220-240.

Whiting, J.B., Smith, D. B., *Oka, M.,& *Karakurt, G. (2012). Safety in intimate partnerships : Therole ofappraisals and threat.Journal of Family Violence, 27, 313 - 320.

Anderson, A., *Dial, S., Ivey, D.,& Smith,D. (2011). Gender and violence in dyadic relationships. AmericanJournal of Family Therapy, 39(3), 242-254.

Servino, D.,Smith D. B.,*Porter,R. D.,& *Brown,M. D.(2011). Perception of safety in intimate relationships: Group differences based on gender and setting.Journal of Family Violence, 26, 431-43

Smith,D.8.,Henry, S.B.,Archuleta, K.L.,Sanders,E.,Nelson Goff, B. S.,Reisbig,A. M. J.,Schwerdtfeger, K. L., Bole, A., Hayes,E., Hoheisel,C.B., Nye, B., Osby-Williams, J., & Scheer, T.(2011). Trauma and couples: Mechanisms in dyadic functioning.Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, 37(3), 319 - 332.