Keith Smith (he/him) is a Staff Counselor, and the Men's Outreach Coordinator at Counseling and Psychiatry Services. He is a graduate of UVM’s Counseling Program. Since 2006 Keith has served in the role of Men's Outreach Coordinator (MOC). The position of MOC is innovative and unprecedented in a university setting in that it provides general counseling, clinical assessment, and referral and case management services specifically geared toward male-identified students. It also provides advocacy, support and resources to men involved in judicial hearings, including alleged perpetrators of sexual and relationship violence. He has expertise as a men's counselor, and works with college men in numerous capacities and on many issues related to masculine identity development. Keith also provides consultation, education, training, and programming to the UVM community on issues related to healthy masculine identity, violence prevention as well as assisting in coordination of the campus-wide response to violence. Among the programs implemented by Keith are Project Discovery, a semester long course that focuses on and explores masculine identity in the context of substance use/abuse. 1in4, is a male-identified peer education sexual assault prevention group.
As an African American male, Keith brings a unique perspective to his work in a predominately White institution. He incorporates his experience and awareness to these cultural and racial dynamics into his clinical work. Areas of clinical interest includes supporting students of color as well as the LGBTQ community. A generalist, Keith incorporates a variety of theories and techniques, including hypnosis, mindfulness, and spiritual development to assist students in achieving their goals.