Ramel L. Smith
Milwaukee, WI 53224
(414) 699.5570 (business)
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Doctorate of Philosophy- Urban Education: School Psychology, December 2003
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Master of Science Degree- Educational Psychology, May 2000
University of Wisconsin- Whitewater
Bachelor of Science Degree- Psychology, December 1994
State of WI: Department of Regulation and Licensing, Licensed Psychologist, 2629-057
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Certified Trauma Counselor, June 2001
University of Oklahoma College of Continuing Education (through St. Charles Youth and Family Services), National Resource Center for Youth Services Managing Aggressive Behavior Training Course, November 2001
Ethan Allen School, Principles of Subject Control, October 2002
Professional Issues in School Psychology, Human Development: Theory and
Research, Educational and Psychological Measurement Techniques, Assessment and Intervention: School Age, Classroom Strategies and Assessments, Educational Research Methods, Assessment and Intervention: Early Child Age, The Multicultural Family, Sociological, Psychological and Biological Basis of Learning Disability, Assessment and Intervention: Personality, Language and Cognitive Development, Psychopathology: School Age Children, Exceptional Education, Biological Childhood Disorder, Systems of Psychotherapy, Social Psychology, Diagnostic and Treatment- Reading Disability, Cognition: Learning Problem Solving, Consultation Strategies, Counseling Practice Essentials, Advanced Therapeutic Interventions, Urban Educational Issues, Educational Statistics Methods I, Computerized Analysis of Educational Data, Educational Statistical Methods II, Multivariate Analysis, Trauma Counseling I, Trauma Counseling II, Educational Statistic Methods III, Advanced Seminar-Urban Education, Pediatric Psychology in an Urban Setting, Beginning Practicum: School Psychology, Advanced Practicum: School Psychology
•23rd Annual SROP Research Conference (Michigan State University) Alumni Award (2008)
•Ashland University Dissertation Writing Fellowship: Ashland University (2003)
•Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship: UW-Milwaukee (1998-2001)
•Ronald McNair Scholar: UW-Whitewater (Spring 1993 – Fall 1994)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Anger Management / Impulse Control
Self-Esteem, Self- Efficacy
Child Abuse and Neglect
Motivation & Relaxation Techniques
Recidivism / Re-Entry
Alternative Assessments for Special Education Determination (Problem Solving Model)
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 1997 – 2003
•2002-2003 Factors that Predict Juvenile Recidivism among Black and White Male Offenders, Independent Research (Dissertation)
•2001-2002 The Problem Solving Model: Project Impact under the guidance of Karen Callan Stoiber, Ph.D.
•2000-2001 Goal Setting / Leadership / Problem Solving group under the guidance of P. Anne Teeter- Ellison Ed.D. and Dawn Sommer Reinemann, Ph.D.
•1999-2000 The Comprehensive Support Model under the guidance of Festus Obiakor, Ph.D.
•1998-1999 Phonemic Awareness under the guidance of Mike Vanderwood, Ph.D.
•1997-1998 Impulse Control Group under the guidance of P. Anne Teeter, Ed.D.
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
BLAQUESMITH Psychological Consultative Services, LLC September 2007 – Present
•Producer and Host of “Asque the BLAQUESMITH” on local cable MATA Community Media. Show that helps to address the Mental Health issues.
•Conduct Seminars and Workshops on a myriad of topics from Anger Management to Self-Esteem.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, November 2007- Present
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Center
•Individual Therapy, Conjoint Therapy, Family Therapy, and Group Therapy
•Psychological Testing to assess ability, personality, and developmental deviations
•Psychological Evaluations, Crisis Intervention and Follow-up Care
•Liaison service with community agencies and other mental health facilities
•Provide in-service training to psychiatry residents, pediatric trainees, & nursing staff
•Conduct research pertinent to clinical area
Department of Corrections, September 2004 – November 2007
Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility September 2004- October 2005
Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility October 2005 – Present
•Provision of Direct services to Unit Offenders (Individual and Group Therapy)
•Maintain records of all psychological services provide, including psychological assessment reports, written treatment summary plans, therapy progress notes, termination reports, and other psychological reports as needed
•Clinically review individual cases to develop suitable recommendations for educational, vocational, social needs, as well as custody and security requirements
•Assess and make recommendations regarding placement and removal from Observation status and the use of 4-point restraints as well as provide on-call emergency services
•Provision of Staff Development and Training
•Assist in providing clinical supervision and training to psychology interns, practicum students, social worker or other treatment staff
Springfield College: School of Human Services, Milwaukee Campus, Summer 2007 – Fall 2008
•Research and Evaluation
•Issues in Professional Ethics
Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, Milwaukee, WI Summer 2007
•Course created to increase cultural competence for clinicians in training.
Springfield College: School of Human Services, Milwaukee Campus, Fall 2003
Assistant Dean / Campus Director: Warren R. Braden, Sr., Ph.D.
Marian College: Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, Fon du Lac, WI, Fall 2003
•Taught ‘Introduction to Sociology’ to freshman students in the EXCEL program
Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences Division: Dr. Richard Whaley
Ethan Allen School, Department of Juvenile Corrections, September, 2002 – August 2003
•Responsible for providing individual, group, and family therapy.
•Responsible for psychological assessments and written evaluations.
•Formally present case documentation on juveniles in need of intensive treatment.
•Attend various clinical staff meetings, professional seminars and workshops, individual and group supervision.
Chief Psychologist and Director of Psychological Training: Michael P. Hagan, Ph.D.
Milwaukee Public School, January 2002-June 2002
Milwaukee Education Center Accelerated Middle School (MEC)
•Under-filled as a School Psychologist.
•Responsible for implementing the new Milwaukee Public School Problem Solving Initiative.
•Interviewed and collaborated with school personnel and parents of MEC School.
•Individual and group psycho-educational support.
Principal: Debroah Bell
Supervisor: Audrey Potter, Ph.D.
Child Care Worker
St. Charles Youth and Family Services, Inc., November 1, 2001- January 7, 2003
•Responsible for providing consistent, safe, nurturing and secure atmosphere and environment for youth who have been placed in shelter care for exhibiting anti-social behavior.
•Responsible for preparing and implementing educational, social, and vocational activities for youth.
•Responsible for processing appropriate forms (e.g. court order) for residents.
Practicum School Psychologists
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, August 2000- March 2001
Malcolm X Academy Middle School, November 2000- June 2001
Sholes Middle School, February 2001- June 2001
•Interview and collaborate with school personnel and parents of elementary and middle school students.
•Worked collaboratively via IEP-Team Meetings, Collaborative Support Team Meetings, and various conferences with parents, school staff and outside agencies.
•Observe, assess, and interview a diverse population of students with and without exceptional education needs. Evaluated data and wrote psychoeducational reports.
•Designed, Organized, Facilitate and Co-Facilitated small groups for elementary and middle school students that enhanced Problem Solving Skills.
•Provided Individual Counseling and Support to students on a plethora of issues.
Franklin Supervisor: Charles Foster, M.S.
Malcolm X Supervisor: Jeff Krukar, Ph.D.
Sholes Supervisor: Edgar X. Jordan, M.S.E. (Doctoral Candidate)
Graduate Assistant: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, September 2000-May 2001
•Responsible for assisting Professor teach Exceptional Individual course.
•Responsible for assisting Professor grade and record student’s journals, papers, and examinations.
•Assisted Instructor in conducting research.
•Assisted Instructor in editing manuscripts.
Professor: Festus E. Obiakor, Ph.D.
Teaching Assistant: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, August 1997- May 1999
Foundations of Academic Success – Educational Psychology Department (315-101)
Career Planning: Choices and Decisions– Educational Psychology Department (315-101)
•Responsible for creating and presenting University level curricula.
•Responsible for grading and recording student’s journals, papers, and examinations.
•Responsible for administering and interpreting various career inventories (e.g. Myers-Brigg, Strong Interest).
•Responsible for holding weekly office hours to assist and counsel students.
Supervising Professor: Doug Mickelson, Ph.D.
Substitute Teacher: Milwaukee Public Schools November 1996- June 1998
Samuel Clemens Elementary School- 2nd grade: Long-Term Assignment 35th Street Elementary School- 3rd & 4th grade: Long Term Assignment
Milwaukee Public School District- North Side
•Responsible for creating and presenting curricular to 2nd graders in the subject areas of math, science, and social studies.
•Responsible for report cards and parent teacher conferences.
•Responsible for creating and presenting curricula to a mixed 3rd & 4th grade students in areas of reading, mathematics, language, social studies, and gym.
•Provided instruction and assistance in various grade school settings from kindergarten through the 6th grade and subjects (e.g. gym, music, art, Regular Education, and Special Education).
Exceptional Education Teacher: Milwaukee Public Schools, August 1995- June 1996
Riverside University High School
•Responsible for creating and preparing curricula for Mildly Cognitively Disabled (CD) High School Students.
•Responsible for collaborating and consulting with parents and other Special Education Teachers to provide Work-School jobs for students.
•Created Individualized Education Plan for Mild CD students.
•Responsible for grading and recording schoolwork.
•Responsible for patrolling hallways for all students.
Para-Professional: Milwaukee Public Schools March 1995- June 1995
Clara Barton Elementary School
•Responsible for assisting Regular and Special Education teachers in presenting educational curricula to children 1st-5th grade.
•Responsible for small reading groups.
•Responsible for monitoring and maintaining the safety of the children as they departed and entered the bus, lunchtime and recess.
PUBLICATIONS / POSTERS / PRESENTATIONS
Smith, R. & Sapp, M. (2005). Insights into educational psychology: What urban school
Practitioners must know. In F.E. Obiakor & F.D. Beachum, Urban education
for the 21st century: Research, Issues, and Perspectives. (pp.100-113). Illinois:Thomas.
Obiakor, F.E., Utley, C., Smith R., & Obiakor-Harris, P. (2002). The comprehensive support model for culturally diverse exceptional learners: interventions in an age
of change. Intervention in School and Clinic 38, (1) 14-27.
Obiakor, F.E., Obiakor, P. & Smith, R. (2001). The comprehensive support model for all
learners: Conceptualization and meaning. In F.E. Obiakor, P.A. Grant, E.A. Dooley (Eds.), Educating all learners: Refocusing the comprehensive support model. (pp. 1-20). Illinois: Thomas.
Teeter, P.A., Rumsey, R., Natoli, L., Naylor, D., & Smith R. (2000). Therapeutic interventions to increase social competence in adolescents with impulse control deficits. Journal of Psychotherapy in Independent Practice 1, (4) 49-70.
Posters/Presentations/ Invited Talks
Smith, R.L. (January 29, 2010). Child Abuse and Neglect: What Mandatory Reporters
Need to Know: Identification-Reporting-Aftermath. Sponsored by NESI (Non-
Public Education Services, Inc.,). Glendale, WI.
Smith, R. (December 10, 2009). Overcoming Barriers that Prevent Effective Service.
Presentation for Medical College of Wisconsin Psychiatric Residents. Tele-
Conference from Children’s Hospital- WI Downtown Health Center, Milwaukee,
Smith, R. (November 18, 2009). Meeting the Mental Health Needs of People of Color in
Trauma. Workshop Presented at 4th Annual Milwaukee Clinicians of Color and
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R. (November 3, 2009). Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents. Presentationfor National Alliance Mental Illness for Milwaukee Public Schools. John Marshall High School, Milwaukee, WI.
Smith. R. (October 10, 2009). Breaking Down Barriers. Invited panelist at the 4th Annual Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative. St. Marcus Lutheran Church. Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R. (October, 10, 2009). Ready to Die. Workshop for the 4th Annual Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative. St. Marcus Lutheran Church. Milwaukee, WI.
Seymour, W., Smith, R, & Torres, H. (August 4, 2009). The Enemy Out of Me.
Presentation at the Medical College of Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds at Children’s Hospital-Wisconsin. Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R.L. (July 22, 2009). Celebrate… then on to the Next Project. Keynote presented
for the Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunities
Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R.L., Storm, H., & O’Conor, A., (June 15, 2009). Addressing Emotions in Forensic Interviewing. Seminar presented for the Child Protection Center at Mt.
Sinai Hospital. Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R. (May 12, 2009). Change Isn’t out of REACh. Keynote presented for
Responsive Education for All Children Conference Change Isn’t out of
REACh Conference. Middleton, WI.
Smith, R. (April 30, 2009). How to Recognize and Deal with Trauma in School
Aged Children. Speech presented for Crisis Intervention Partner Milwaukee
Public Schools and NAMI Greater Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R. (April 27, 2009). Change is NOT out of REACh. Keynote presented for
Responsive Education for All Children Conference Change Isn’t out of
REACh Conference. Stevens Point, WI.
Smith, R. (February 24, 2009). The Solution: Slowing Down Your World. Speech presented for the WI Department of Corrections for the Black History Speakers. Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R. (February 17, 2009). The Solution: Slowing Down Your World. Speech presented for the WI Department of Corrections for the Black History Speakers. Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R. (aired January 22, 2009). Commentary on the Psychological Ramifications of a
Black President on the Black Community. Expert Guest. Black Nouveau TV Series on Milwaukee Public Television.
Smith, R. (January 13, 2009). Counseling the African-American client and family.
Medical College of Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds at Children’s
Hospital-Wisconsin. Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R. (November 19, 2008). The melting pot: Living up to the creed of our founding fathers. Keynote presented at Federal Executive Board of Minnesota
Diversity Council’s “Everyday People.” Bishop Henry Whipple Building. St. Paul, MN
Smith, R. (November 19, 2008). The solution: Slowing down your world. Workshop
presented at Federal Executive Board of Minnesota Diversity Council’s “Everyday People.” Bishop Henry Whipple Building, St. Paul, MN
Smith, R. (October 3, 2008). Understanding emotions: Improving behaviors.
Workshop Facilitated for Southeastern Youth and Family Services, Inc. Klemmer’s Banquet Center, Milwaukee, WI
Smith, R. (September 23, 2008). Panelist for Town Hall Meeting on Managing Behaviors in our Schools. Presented on Black Nouveau Television series at John Marshall High School. Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R. (September 19, 2008). Ask the Expert Brown Bag Lunch Series for the Milwaukee Clinicians of Color. Aurora Family Services, Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R. & O’Connor, A. (September 16, 2008). Depression, suicide, drug use, & heart disease: Ties between mental and physical health and trauma. Downtown Health Center Pediatric Psychiatry Grand Rounds at Milwaukee Heart Institute. Aurora Sinai Medical Center. Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R. (August 25, 2008). Presenter at the Transition High School Back to School Retreat. Oconomowoc, WI.
Smith, R. (July 14, 2008). Retouching Photos. Guest Expert on Touch TMJ4, local News.
Moutry, A. & Smith, R. (July 13, 2008). Bridging the generation gap. Workshop at the Hampton Avenue Church of Christ. Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R. (July 10, 2008). Behavioral Control Workshop. Good Samaritan Fourth Annual Youth Conference Workshops. Milwaukee, WI
Smith, R. (June 26, 2008). Linking theory to practice: Creating purposeful research. Presenter to The McNair Scholars at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Whitewater, WI.
Smith, R. (June 24, 2008). Vocational Exploration. Guest panelist for Children Hospital- WI Summer Program. Milwaukee, WI
Smith, R. (June 17, 2008). Dealing with African-American clients. Guest lecturer for Medical College of Wisconsin Physician Residents. Wauwatosa, WI.
Smith, R. (April 18, 2008) The importance of Self-respect. Featured speaker at Tied to Greatness Simeon Career Academy. Chicago, IL.
Smith, R. (April 16, 2008) Our responsibilities to our community. Keynote for Victim’s
Awareness Week for Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Marshall E. ShereerCorrectional Center. Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R. (March 19, 2008) Staying fresh: Keeping the ”in” in innovation. Keynote Speaker at Milwaukee Public Schools Diversified Community Schools. Innovative Schools on the Move. Cardinal Stritch University. Glendale, WI.
Smith, R. (March 19. 2008). How to build self-esteem in students. Milwaukee Public Schools Diversified Community Schools. Innovative Schools on the move. Cardinal Stritch University. Glendale, WI.
Smith, R. (March 11, 2008) Suicide Training. Crisis Intervention Partner Training. Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R. (February 18, 2008). The Solution: Slowing Down Your World. Speech presented for the WI Department of Corrections for the Black History Speakers. Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R. and Storm, H.A. (January 25, 2008). Child Abuse and Neglect: What Mandatory Reporters Need to Know: Identification-Reporting-Aftermath. Sponsored by NESI (Non-Public Education Services, Inc.,). Glendale,WI.
Smith, R. (November 2007). Mental Health Effects of Incarceration on Men and Women.
Sponsored by Milwaukee Clinicians of Color and UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee,
Smith, R. (October 2007). African-American men and the prison industrial complex.
Paper presented at the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Distinguished Scholar Series University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI.
Smith, R. (June 2007). How to create meaningful and realistic goals for graduate school.
Invited talk at The Ronald McNair Postbaccalaurete Achievement Program at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater.
Smith, R. (May 21, 2007). Ronald McNair Program Summer Kickoff. Keynote speaker at Beloit College. Beloit, WI.
Smith, R. (March 24, 2007). Milwaukee’s 5th annual Black marriage weekend. Sponsored by the MMP Healthy Marriage Initiative and the YMCA. Northside YMCA, Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R (February 28, 2007). Passing the torch: Preparing African-American youth for the future. Invited Panelist for The Girls Scouts of America. West Allis, WI.
Moutry, A.M & Smith, R. (February 10, 2007). Managing resistance to change. Educators Retreat. Cardinal Stritch University. Milwaukee, WI.
Smith, R. (September 23, 2006). The responsibilities that come with your degree. Keynote Speaker at the Wisconsin Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel McNair and SSS Senior Retreat. Delavan, WI
Smith, R. (September 2006). Violence and Hip Hop. Expert Guest on Black Nouveau. Episode aired September 27, 2006.
Smith, R. (January 2006). Addressing cultural diversity needs within the department of
corrections. Invited talk at the Clinical Services Unit, Ethan Allen School.
Smith, R. (June 2005). How to create a successful and meaningful dissertation. Invited talk at The Ronald McNair Postbaccalaurete Achievement Program at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater.
Smith, R. (February 2005). Question of justice: The incarceration of the Black male in the United States. Invited panelist at Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI.
Obiakor, F. E., Smith, R., & Bradford, B. Multiple voices in teacher preparation programs: Research and pedagogical implications. Presented at the Fifteenth Annual University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee School of Education Research Conference, March 2003.
Obiakor, F.E., Williams, D., Lehman, R., & Smith, R. Retention model for minority students in teacher preparation program. Presented at the Fourteenth Annual University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee School of Education Research Conference, March 2002.
Smith, R. (2002, February). The comprehensive support model. .Presented for the Community Psychology Seminar: The Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology: Milwaukee,WI.
Obiakor, F.E. & Smith, R. Maximizing the potential of urban learners using the comprehensive support model.Presented at the Thirteenth Annual University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee School of Education Research Conference, March 2001.
Smith, R. (2000, February). Educational strategies for urban students.
Paper presented at the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Distinguished Scholar Series University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI.
Natoli, L., Rumsey, R., Naylor, D. & Smith, R. Empirically-based therapeutic interventions for disturbances in impulse control and social competence.
Presented at the 107th Annual American Psychological Association Convention, August, 1999.
Smith, R. & Vanderwood, M.L. Alternative assessments for the instructional decision making process: Producing phonemic awareness and fluency in an urban educational setting. Presented at the Eleventh Annual University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education Research Conference, March, 1999.
Teeter, P.A., Staum, M., Naylor, D., Natoli, L., Rumsey, R. & Smith, R. Psychological profiles of impulsive adolescents in an urban middle school: Phase 1 of an intervention program. Presented at the Tenth Annual University of WisconsinMilwaukee School of Education Research Conference, March 1998.