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Margaret Smith

Assistant professor

Office

312-777-7708
mszoeller@argosy.edu

Education

  • Psy. D., Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2002.
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2000.
  • B.A., Saint Xavier University, 1989.

Biography

Dr. Smith is a Director of Clinical Training and Assistant Professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago (ISPP, Chicago). Prior to coming to Argosy University, she was a director of training and clinical supervisor in outpatient community mental health settings. She has administrative experience working in community psychology, not-for-profit settings, program development and grant writing. Her clinical experience includes individual, family, group and couple's therapy, high risk clients, substance abuse treatment, trauma and crisis intervention. She has clinical experience working with urban American Indians, Arab Americans, Latino Americans, African Americans, Anglo Americans, Bosnian refugees, and political asylum seekers from Albania, Liberia, Ethiopia and Congo Zaire. Her interests include culturally relevant, tailored and appropriate interventions, increasing awareness of neocolonialism and multigenerational transmission of trauma, human rights, and developing culturally competent psychologists. She previously worked with the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) Practice Analysis Task Force to review competency clusters and emphasis for the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). She also enjoys providing conversational English language practice online to women in Kabul, Afghanistan and Peshawar, Pakistan through the Alliance for International Women's Rights.

Expertise

  • Cross-Cultural Psychology.
  • Clinical Competency Areas.
  • Native Americans.
  • Clinical Competency Areas.

Selected Publications

  • Rodalfa, E., Greenberg, S., Hunsley, J., Smith-Zoeller ,M., Cox, D., Sammons, M., . . . Spivak, H. (2013). A competency model for the practice of psychology. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 7(2) 71-83.

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association.
  • Society of Indian Psychologists.

Presentations

  • 2010 Improving the Dialogue Between Internship Training Sites and Academic Programs New York Psychological Association Quarterly Meeting, New York, NY.
  • 2010 Understanding Diversity Through Self and Historical Context Interfaith Medical Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.
  • 2010 Practical Considerations of Evidence Based Practices Argosy University, Chicago.
  • 2010 Improving the Dialogue Between Internship Training Sites and Academic Programs Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) Joint Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • 2007 Working in Community Psychology Settings Guest Speaker for Dr. Rebecca Bergen's class at Argosy University, Chicago, IL.