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Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith
Assistant Professor
Phone: 361-570-4817

Education

Counselor Education and Supervision Ph.D. (CACREP Program) Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Effects of Differentiation of Self and Proactive Behaviors on Career Decision-Making of College Students

Licensure & Credentials

Licensed Professional Counselor
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

Certified Crisis Worker
American Association of Suicidology

Grants

Cavazos Vela, J., Smith, W.D., & Rodriguez, K. (2016). Peer-Led Positive Psychology for Hispanic Youth in South Texas (Funded). Hogg Foundation. (One Year Grant, $22,000). Role: Project Evaluator.

Smith, W.D. (2016). Exploring the Use of Biofeedback and Relaxation with First Year College Students. (Funded). Internal research grant for the University of Houston Victoria. (Academic Year Grant 2016-2017, $6000).

Smith, W.D., Rodriguez, S., Cavazos Vela, J., Bacon, K., & Tucker, R. (2016). Allies Building Allied Health Pathways to Success (Submitted). Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. (Two Year Grant, $381,332). Role: Project Director and Principle Investigator.

Autry, L., Bacon, K., & Smith, W.D. (2016). Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Student Training (Submitted). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration for the University of Houston Victoria. (Three Year Grant, $731,599). Role: Project Coordinator.

Published Research
Refereed Journal Articles (Names denoted with an asterisk * indicate collaborations with students)

Ikonomopoulos, J., Cavazos Vela, J., Smith, W.D., & *Dell Aquila, J. (2016). Examining the practicum experience to increase counseling students’ self-efficacy. The Professional Counselor, 6 (2), 161-173.

Balkin, R.S., Smith, W.D., & Flamez B. (2014). Exploring the relationship between ethnic identity and substance abuse/dependence among Latino youth. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, and Research.

Manuscripts Under Review

Cavazos Vela, J., Smith, W.D., *Hinojosa, K., *Dell' Aquila, J., & *Ortega, K. (Minor Revisions) Understanding positive psychology, career, and family predictors of Mexican American Students’ positive psychological functioning. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education.

Cavazos Vela, J., Smith, W.D., Whittenberg, J. F., *Guardiola, R., & *Savage, M. (In Review) Positive psychology factors as predictors of Mexican American college students' psychological grit. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

Selected Presentations

Smith, W.D. (November 2016). Millennial Voices: Counselors Building Bridges with Our Youth. Peer reviewed 90 minute workshop for the Texas Counseling Association’s 60th Annual Professional Growth Conference (Counselors Building Bridges) in Dallas, TX

*Miller, T., *Azzam, C., *Hernandez, M.R., & Smith, W.D. (November 2016). Use of Animals in a Therapeutic Setting: Working with a Veteran Population. Peer reviewed 90 minute workshop for the Texas Counseling Association’s 60th Annual Professional Growth Conference (Counselors Building Bridges) in Dallas, TX

Smith, W.D. (October 2016). Let’s talk about sex: Infusing human sexuality into our counseling programs. Peer reviewed content session for the 2016 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Smith, W.D. & Garza, K. (October 2016). Establishing a private practice: Secrets revealed. Peer reviewed content session for the 2016 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Smith, W.D. & *Bishop Vincent, C. (September 2016). Creating Beautiful Music Together in Supervision. Peer reviewed conference session for the Association for Creativity in Counseling’s 2016 Conference: Let Your Creative Energy Flow! in Savannah, GA.

Smith, W.D. & *Cordero Jr., A. (September 2016). Exploring Your Point of You: Utilizing Photos to Enhance Relationships. Peer reviewed conference session for the Association for Creativity in Counseling’s 2016 Conference: Let Your Creative Energy Flow! in Savannah, GA.

Smith, W.D. (September 2016). I’m Homosexual…Will I Go to Heaven? Peer reviewed poster session for the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) 2nd Annual Conference: Empowering Through Unity in San Antonio, TX.

Smith, W.D. (March 2016). Exploring the Counseling Services Provided at a Secure Residential Treatment Program Within a South Texas Juvenile Detention Center. Peer reviewed roundtable discussion for The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC) 2016 World Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Smith, W.D. & *Bishop Vincent, C. (March 2016). Exploring Music with the Family: Activities That Will Encourage Communication. Peer reviewed presentation for The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC) 2016 World Conference in New Orleans, LA.

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