Hello, my name is Kimberly Smoots and I am a first-generation college graduate. I am currently a fourth-year student from El Paso, TX but I received my BA in Psychology from Texas A&M in Corpus Christi. I am bilingual, biethnic, and biracial. I am hoping to graduate with a focus in bilingual service delivery.
I am interested in working with culturally and linguistically diverse families and children below the age of 12, who have emotional and behavioral challenges. Specifically, I would like to focus on family-focused service delivery such as parent management training. I am also passionate about reducing mental health and/or disability stigma and hope to increase knowledge, awareness and acceptance among the families and communities.
My advisor is Dr. Bradley Smith. I have various research interests surrounding cultural factors in service delivery, family-school relationships, and assessment. I am also generally interested in effective interventions for mood, behavior, and emotional disorders and/or challenges.
I enjoy working in schools and have focused most of my training in this setting. I have completed my school practicum in Katy ISD, my LSSP internship in Deer Park ISD, and currently I am working as an advanced practicum student in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. In these practicums I have gained wonderful experiences doing assessments, interventions, and consultation in both English and Spanish, primarily with elementary school students.
In my free time I enjoy singing, dancing, cooking, reading, spending time with my family and friends, and working out (when I can).
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