March 17th, 2008 10:21 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Dr. Bev Smallwood, Founder of The Hope Center
Dr. Bev Smallwood has been a Talk Show expert guest on many popular programs including Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson, MSNBC, CNN-fn, FOX News, Maury Povich, and on CBS Radio. She has been featured in many major newspapers including The New York Times, USA Today Weekend, Washington Business Journal, Chicago Tribune, and the Cincinnati Enquirer, as well as in many widely read magazines including, Self, Cosmopolitan, Women First, Ladies Home Journal, Entrepreneur, and Women`s Health. She is also a columnist for Medical News in several states in the Southeast with her articles featured in many corporate publications and Internet sites such as WebMD.
As a Ph.D. and Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with trauma survivors, Dr. Bev has helped many on the road to recovery and even more through books and articles she has written.
Dr. Bev is the founder of The Hope Center, a private psychological clinic serving thousands of clients since 1984.
A professional speaker, Dr. Bev`s wise counsel has been foundational to countless organizations worldwide on resilience and on workplace issues.
Dr. Beverly Smallwood`s impressive personal and professional backgrounds uniquely qualify her as an expert speaker:
· Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, as well as extensive post-graduate training in clinical treatment methods, forensic psychology, and organizational interventions;
· Founder and CEO of The Hope Center, a private clinical practice in which she has personally counseled or worked with thousands of individuals and supervised a clinical staff; 25 years of experience working with people who have gone through traumatic events of all kinds;
· Founder and CEO of Magnetic Workplaces, consulting with such corporations as Pratt and Whitney, New York Life Insurance, Hercules Chemical Corporation, Rush Health Systems, Goodyear, and Hancock Fabrics;
· Disaster mental health worker for the Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina, tornadoes, home burnings, and other devastating events;
· Professional speaker, having presented keynotes and seminars in 19 states and 7 countries over the past 25 years;
· Forensic expert in court cases involving psychological trauma as well as criminal offenses;
· Past instructor for graduate psychology courses and supervisor of psychology graduate students in counseling practice and internships at the University of Southern Mississippi;
· Past provider of continuing education programs for psychologists and other mental health professionals;
· Fellow of the Mississippi Psychological Association, receiving this honor for outstanding and sustained contributions to Psychology;
· Past member of the Mississippi State Board of Psychology, appointed by the Governor.