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Melissa Kraemer Smothers

Melissa KraemerSmothers
Assistant Professor, Counseling
Licensed Psychologist in the State of Wisconsin

Email: kraemerm@mtmary.edu
Phone:  (414) 258-4810, ext. 487
Office: Kostka Hall, room 353

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, APA Accredited, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Department of Educational Psychology
  • Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology , Boston College - Boston, Massachusetts  
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Human Services Concentration, DePaul University - Chicago, Illinois


Research Interests:

  • Attachment theory
  • Issues of gender & power in therapy and supervision
  • Trauma

Presentations:

Scheidegger, T. & Smothers, M.K. (2013, November). Helping counselors deal with vicarious trauma. Three-hour preconference workshop presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference. Colombus, OH.

Jashinsky, T. & Smothers, M.K. (2013, November). Addiction and trauma-related disorders: Understanding changes from the DSM-IV-TR to the DSM 5. Paper session presented at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Counseling Association. Madison, WI.

Scheidegger, T. & Smothers, M.K. (2013, October). Helping occupational therapists cope with vicarious trauma: Practical strategies you can implement now. Paper session at the Annual Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Oconomowoc, WI.

Smothers, M. K. & Wester, S. (2013, August). Pretherapy Intervention and Men: A Role Induction for Working with the Masculine Mystique. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Smothers, M.K. & Smothers, D.B. (2012, November). Ethics of care. Paper session at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Counseling Association, Madison, WI.

Smothers, M. K. (2011, November). Clinical implications of attachment theory. Paper session at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Counseling Association, Stevens Point, WI.

Publications:

Fleischman, K. Smothers, M. K., Christianson, H. F., Carter, L., Hains, A. A., & Davies, W. H. (2012). Experiences of adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes as they transition from middle to high school. Journal of School Counseling.

Smothers, M. K. & Smothers, D. B. (2011). A model of sexual assault primary prevention with diverse urban youth. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 20, 708-727.

Kantemneni, N., Smothers, M. K., Christianson, H.F., & Wester, S.R. (2010). Role induction: A potential method for improving men’s perceptions of career counseling. Career Development Quarterly.

Smothers, M. K. (2009). Harry Stack Sullivan. Entry in D. Lemming, K. Madden, & S. Marlan (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Springer.

Smothers, M. K. (2009). Alfred Adler. Entry in D. Lemming, K. Madden, & S. Marlan (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Springer.

Hains, A. A., Berlin, K. S., Davies, W. H., Sato, A. F., Smothers, M. K., Clifford, L. C., & Alemzadeh, R. (2009). Attributions of teacher reactions to diabetes self-care behaviors. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34, 97-107.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Wisconsin Counseling Association
  • Milwaukee Area Psychological Association
  • Grants Funded and/or Special Projects: Journal Editor, Wisconsin Counseling Journal