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Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist began his career at Advocate Health Care on October 10, 1984.  He was hired as the first Clinical Director for Advocate Family Care Network, a division of Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation, which was designed as a mission program to meet the needs of couples, families and children.  Under his leadership, Advocate Family Care Network has grown from a modest size outpatient program to an extensive array of behavioral health services.  In 1990 Dr. Smith was promoted to Corporate Director of Advocate Family Care Network with additional responsibility for the Advocate Employee Assistance Program and the Childhood Trauma Treatment Program.  In 2000 he was promoted to Vice President, Ambulatory Behavioral Health Services.   From January 2001 until December 2005 he served as Vice Chairman of the Licensed Psychology Board of the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations (IDFPR).  

He has spearheaded the drive for excellence including the establishment of a pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship program accredited by the American Psychological Association.  Over the twenty-eight years of his career he has mentored and instructed numerous future psychologists and psychotherapists.  Most recently, he has been responsible for innovative development of behavioral health system-wide policy initiatives and the expansion of behavioral health advisory services to the thirty thousand Advocate associates system-wide.

In addition for the past twenty-two years he has served as the Executive Director of the Childhood Trauma Treatment Program for which he provides administrative and clinical direction. The Childhood Trauma Treatment Program is a treatment program for sexually abused children and their families providing counseling and healing to victims as well as education and training to future counselors. Through its “Stewards of Children/Seven Steps to Protecting Our Children” adult education program, nine hundred adults have been educated resulting in better protecting nine thousand children in Illinois. It has been support by the Tribune Foundation being selected for its annual “Charities That Make a Difference” award.

Previous to coming to Advocate Health Care, he served as a clinical psychologist with Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, KOMED Health Care Center, and as Chaplain/Educator at Chicago /Read Mental Health Center and several Chicago parishes. He began his ministry at Catholic Charities being mentor by Father Ignatius

McDermott.

He and his wife, Suzanne Noonan Smith, reside in Elmhurst.  They are both very active in civic and academic organizations, most notably, Loyola University and DePaul University as well as in a number of other civic and ethnic organizations. 

 

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