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Chicago’s Dr. Marge Smith Appointed Chair of APPIC Diversity Committee

Chicago’s Dr. Marge Smith Appointed Chair of APPIC Diversity Committee

Dr. Marge Smith, director of training and an assistant professor for the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago, has been appointed chair of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) Diversity Committee.

The APPIC organization exists to provide a service to members who are interested in the training of doctoral and postdoctoral psychologists as well as the working with the National Match Program that places psychology doctoral students in internships. The APPIC is made up of a board of directors elected by the membership to represent training directors in doctoral and postdoctoral psychology training programs.

Prior to joining the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Smith 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.

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