Faculty Biography | Lance Smith
Lance Smith, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
102A Mann Hall
I earned my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Syracuse University and joined The Graduate Program in Counseling at the University of Vermont in 2008. In addition to an active scholarship agenda, I teach a number of core CACREP courses and am an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) with experience supervising school, college, and clinical mental health counselors, as well as marriage and family therapists and clinical social workers. I began my counseling career as a professional school counselor among the Tikiamu people of Northern Alaska. Following my time in Alaska, I worked as a clinical mental health counselor in a community mental health clinic in an urban setting. My teaching and scholarship are directly informed by my counseling work with adults, couples and families who struggled valiantly against the social forces of generational poverty, sexism, racism and heterosexism and instilled within me a deep awareness of social inequity and systemic oppression.
Areas of Expertise:
- Smith, L. C. (2014) Queering Multicultural Competence in Counseling. In R. Goodman & P. Gorski (Eds.), Decolonizing Multicultural Counseling and Psychology: Visions for Social Justice Theory and Practice (pp. 24-40). New York: Springer.
- Smith, L. C., & Geroski, A. M., (2014). Decolonizing Alterity Models within School Counseling Practice. In R. Goodman & P. Gorski (Eds.), Decolonizing Multicultural Counseling and Psychology: Visions for Social Justice Theory and Practice (pp. 99-116). New York: Springer.
- Smith, L. C. & Shin, R. Q. (2014). Queer blindfolding: Difference blindness towards persons who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Journal of Homosexuality, 61, 940-961 [abstract]
- Smith, L. C., Geroski, A. M. & Tyler, K. B., (2014). Abandoning Colorblind Practice in School Counseling. Journal of School Counseling, 12 (16), Retrieved from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v12n16.pdf [abstract]
- Smith, L. C. (2013). How the ASCA National Model both promotes and inhibits safe schools for queer youth: An inquiry using critical theory. The Journal for LGBT Issues In Counseling. [abstract]
- Smith, L.C., Shin, R. Q., & Officer, L. M. (2012). Moving counseling forward on LGBT issues: Speaking queerly on discourses and microaggressions. The Counseling Psychologist, 40, 385-408. [abstract]
- Smith, L. C. & Shin, R. (in press). Negotiating the intersection of racial oppression and heteronormativity. The Journal of Homosexuality
- Smith, L. C., & Okech, Jane, E. A. (in press). Ethical issues raised by CACREP accreditation of programs within institutions that disaffirm or disallow diverse sexual orientations. Journal of Counseling and Development. [abstract]
- Ezeofar, I., Welch, J., Shin, R. Q., & Smith, L. C. (2014). The development and initial validation of the contemporary critical consciousness scale. Presented at The American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.
- Welch, J., Ezeofar, I., Shin, R. Q., & Smith, L. C. (2014). The development and initial validation of the contemporary critical consciousness scale. Presented at The Winter Roundtable on Cross-Cultural Psychology and Education, Columbia University, New York.
- Smith, L. C., & Shin, R. Q. (2014). The intersection of racial oppression and heterosexism. Presented at The Winter Roundtable on Cross-Cultural Psychology and Education, Columbia University, New York
- Geroski, A. G., & Smith, L. C. (2013). Removing the colorblindfold in school counseling. Presented at The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Denver, Colorado.
- Smith, L. C., & Shin, R. (2013). Moving Counseling Forward on LGBT Issues: Speaking Queerly. Presented at the The American Counseling Association Conference and Exposition, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Courses Taught in the Last 5 Years
Counseling Internship; Counseling Lab; Counseling Practicum; Counseling Theory; Diversity Issues in Counseling; Internship; Practicum ; Research Methods in Counseling
- Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Syracuse University
Awards & Honors
- UVM Graduate Student Senate, Excellence in Teaching Award Nomination from Graduate College at UVM: This nomination was made in recognition of teaching excellence in graduate education at UVM. (2014)
- Doctoral Research Prize from School of Education, Syracuse University: Awarded by the School of Education at Syracuse University for excellence in scholarship at the doctoral level (2010)
- Doctoral Prize from Graduate School, Syracuse University : Awarded by the Graduate School at Syracuse University for exemplifying excellence in scholarship and research at the graduate level (2010)
- Syracuse University Fellowship from School of Education, Syracuse University: Awarded by the School of Education in recognition of service, leadership and scholarship (2006)
Licensure or Certifications
- Approved Clinical Supervisor
- Licensed Middel School Teacher, Virginia
- Licensed School Counselor, Alaksa
- Licensed Teacher, Grades 6-8, Alaska
- Nationally Certified Counselor
- American Counseling Association (ACA), American Psychological Association (APA)