Mark Smith, PhD, LCSW

Mark Smith, PhD, LCSW

Associate Professor


PhD, Social Work Barry University, 2006
MSW, San Francisco State University, 1990
BA in Education, University of South Carolina, 1978

Areas of Interest

Child welfare, hospital and community-based health care, mental health clinics and in-patient facilities, employee assistance programming, and community organizing and advocacy


Mark S. Smith has been a social work faculty member at Barry University for 14 years and holds the rank of Associate Professor. His undergraduate degree is in Early Childhood Education (University of South Carolina) and his MSW is from San Francisco State University. He maintains a small practice specializing clinical supervision and in narrative-based work with adults, adolescents, children, and families. Dr. Smith’s areas of interest and expertise include: resiliency-focused clinical practice, social group work, family practice, community responses to disaster and trauma, LGBTQ youth and adults, international social work and social development, anti-racist/oppressive social work pedagogy, narrative and constructivist clinical practice, spirituality, and participant-based qualitative research. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG) organization.

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