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Last updated: 1/12/2018
Dr. Malissa Smitha
Professional -- Branch: Alabama
Professional Information
Growing Hearts International
35243  United States
205 382-5916 (Phone)
205 968-6531 (Fax)
  Private Practice
Personal Information
Doctor of Philosophy Educational Psychology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Concentrations: Teaching, Learning & Instruction, Human Development, 4.0 summa cum laude
August 1999-May 2003
Dissertation Topic
Family Processes that Foster Healthy Identity & Development in Children & Adolescents
Masters of Arts in Counseling, Dallas Baptist University Dallas, Texas August 1997-Dec.1999
Masters of Arts in Religious Education, Southwestern Fort Worth, Texas Aug. 1995- Aug.1999
Masters of Arts in Communications, Southwestern Fort Worth, Texas Dec. 1998-Dec. 2000
Bachelors of Science in Business, Double Major: Insurance/ Finance & Management, Indiana
State University, Terre Haute, Indiana Aug. 1989-May 1993
Social/Volunteer Organizations
Professional Memberships
Chamber of Commerce
National Association of Play Therapist (NAPT)
Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT)
National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
Southeastern Council on Family Relations
American Education Research Association
Society for Research in Adolescence
Society for Research in Identity Formation
International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors
American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association
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Growing Hearts International Psychologist Birmingham, AL.
Consultant, Trainer & Psychological Service Provider
• Provide training, development and mental health therapeutic services in inpatient, outpatient clinic, schools and various contracted venues for individuals, groups and families.
• Conduct Psychological testing services.
• Provide individualized therapy for children, adults, families and groups, including specialized play therapy as a Registered Play & Filial Therapist for parents and families.
• Offer specialized case management services
• Conduct staff development and training for multiple industries.
• Develop training and development curriculum and content for business, educational and healthcare consumer.
• Create, write and design engaging and relevant staff development training curriculum for business professionals, healthcare professionals and other venues as contracted.
• Provide on-site staff development and training services via seminars, workshops and other various modes of teaching and instruction.
• Provide clinical services in schools, hospital, military bases, homes via Department of Human Resources and outpatient clinic
• Assist in Schools with IEPs and issues related to Disability Services
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