Lynne M Smith, Ph.D.
Clinical Director for University of Phoenix’s free-counseling clinic, president of the Nevada Counseling Association (NCA), and a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Lynne lived most of her life in the Pacific Northwest until sunshine and grandchildren drew her to the Las Vegas area in May of 2015. She has completed all of the requirements to be a divorce coach/child specialist in collaborative law including a 40-hour mediation training, a 24-hour family-specific mediation training, and many collaborative law trainings. She has worked in interdisciplinary teams on collaborative cases.
She is currently the Clinical Director for University of Phoenix’s free-counseling clinic where she gets to nurture and support new clinicians in their work. She is the current president of the Nevada Counseling Association (NCA) and a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). She has a part-time practice helping families avoid or recover from the effects of divorce.
She is a graduate (2003) of the Coach Training Program (200 hours). She presented her dissertation research at the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) in 2014 and the AAMFT Annual Conference in 2015.
Degrees: Ph.D. in Counseling, MS in Marriage & Family Therapy
School: Oregon State University, George Fox University
Profession: Marriage, couple, family & child therapist; divorce coach and child specialist in collaborative family law; professor; lifelong learner
Research Interests: Non-litigious divorce and the effects of divorce on children