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NAMEThomas R. Smith, Ph.D.
AREA OF EXPERTISEMarriage and Family Therapy
EDUCATION Ph.D. (Marriage and Family Therapy) - Florida State University, 1976
Thomas SmithDr. Thomas R. Smith is vice president for operations of the International Center for the Integration of Health and Spirituality. Experienced in leadership and management, clinical counseling, pastoral care and chaplaincy, Dr. Smith is eminently qualified to provide a trained perspective of spirituality and its role in personal and public health. Additionally, his expertise encompasses the arenas of marriage and family therapy. His research interests include the impact of spirituality in mental and physical health and societal wellness.

Prior to joining the staff of ICIHS, Dr. Smith served as a US Army chaplain during assignments at the Pentagon and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC He began his military career as a chaplain during the Vietnam War and subsequently rose to the rank of colonel. For over 20 years, Dr. Smith served in various chaplaincy and family life positions in the Army. In addition to receiving numerous military awards, he was twice decorated with the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star.

He has published in military chaplaincy publications and has provided presentations on topics such as pastoral service and family therapy at military and civilian conferences. He obtained the Master of Divinity degree from Emory University's Candler School of Theology and his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University in Tallahassee. He became a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) in 1978 and an approved supervisor in 1980. In 1983, he was named a Fellow of AAMFT in recognition of his contributions to the field. He has held offices in the state divisions of AAMFT in Alabama, Kentucky, and Virginia. The Governor of Alabama appointed him to the first Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling. He also holds memberships in the National Council on Family Relations, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and the Collaborative Family Healthcare Coalition.
    
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