Psychology & Counseling

Diane Smedley, Ph.D.

Diane Smedley

Title: Assistant Professor of Counseling
Department: Psychology & Counseling
Building: HPR 239
Email: dsmedley@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.565.5677

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education, Texas Tech University, 2023 (CACREP-Accredited)
  • M.A. in Counseling, Sam Houston State University, 2017 (CACREP-Accredited)
  • B.S.B.A in Marketing, University of Central Florida, 2004

Biography

Courses Taught

  • COUN 5328 – Foundations and Ethics in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • COUN 5391 – Essential Counseling Skills
Professional and Research Interests

Dr. Smedley’s research agenda includes family development, faculty scaffolding of counselors-in-training during their clinical experience, and relational pedagogy in supervision. Specifically, Dr. Smedley studies family development that does not fit the antiquated and overly applied traditional family model. Her research is motivated by the desire to shift counselor education curricula to represent U.S. families accurately. Accurate representation includes generating developmental models beyond the currently used family development models created with gendered expectations. Additionally, Dr. Smedley engages in research involving faculty scaffolding of counselors-in-training during their clinical experience and relational pedagogy in supervision. Both research areas emphasize the critical role of counselor education faculty during counselors-in-training clinical experience.

Curriculum Vitae