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Smith, Shon D.

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Dr. S.D.SmithClinical Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education
College of Education
University of Florida
1208 Norman Hall
PO Box 117048
Gainesville FL 32611

Research Biography

Dr. Shon D. Smith has 17 years of experience as a Counselor Educator, where his primary research interests are in the areas of multicultural counseling, clinical supervision, counselor education programming, leadership and advocacy within the counseling paradigm and military families. He has worked with interpersonal violence perpetrators and victims, mental health and substance abuse populations, with veterans and military families on adjustment and re-adjustment issues as a Professional Counselor for over 23 years.

A Veteran, SSG Smith has been deployed to the South and Central Americas, Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan as a Combat Medic where he has received the Bronze star and other military awards. Currently, he teaches graduate level courses and consults on clinical training experiences of master’s and doctoral students.

Dr. Smith currently serves as the Past Chair of the American Counseling Association Southern Region (ACA-SR) representing 22,000 of the 56,000 members within the American Counseling Association and is a Past President of the Florida Counseling Association (FCA).


Ed.D. – Duquesne University, Counselor Education and Supervision 

MA – Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Rehabilitation Counseling & School Counseling 

BS – Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Criminal Justice

Key Professional Appointments

Awards Committee for the American Counseling Association

Chair, Advocacy, Public Policy and Governmental Relationships Committee, American Counseling Association Southern Region

Activities and Honors

Association for Multicultural Counseling and Human Development Advocacy Award – 2016

Past Chair, American Counseling Association Southern Region

Selected Links

American Counseling Association

Association for Multicultural Counseling and Human Development

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Florida Counseling Association