Dr. Bev's Credentials
Dr. Bev Smallwood’s impressive personal and professional backgrounds uniquely qualify her as an expert on this topic.
Below is a sample of the author’s credentials.
- 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;
- Licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with people who have gone through traumatic events of all kinds;
- Disaster mental health worker for the Red Cross after Hurricane, tornadoes, home burnings, and other devastating events;
- Respected television and radio media resource who has appeared on MSNBC, CNN-fn, FOX Family, Geraldo on FOX News, Maury Povich, CBS Radio, TalkAmerica, the syndicated radio shows of Mitch Albom, Joey Reynolds, and Jerry Doyle, to name a few;
- Radio talk show personality in her own right; in the past hosted call-in talk show, “Dr. Bev’s Working Smart,” on WFMN SuperTalk, statewide talk station;
- Expert for print media, having been interviewed and profiled in such national publications as New York Times, USA Today Weekend, Washington Business Journal, Chicago Tribune, Cincinnati Enquirer, Self, Cosmopolitan, Women First, Entrepreneur, and Women’s Health, as well as Reuters;
- Columnist for the Hattiesburg American newspaper; columnist for Medical News in several states in the Southeast; articles featured in many corporate publications and Internet sites such as WebMD; 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;
- 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;
- 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;
- Community volunteer, serving on the Boards of Directors of Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources and the non-profit organization Bridges; conducting a “Ten Choices” series for female prisoners; volunteering for various church-sponsored service projects;
- One of Mississippi’s “50 Leading Businesswomen” in 2000, named by the Mississippi Business Journal.