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Board of Directors
Northeastern District Chair
Robert Smith (MSW, Washington University; LCSW) has thirty-seven years of clinical and managerial experience. He is a well-rounded clinician who has combined clinical, supervisory, management, and business skills to provide the best clinical and collaborative services. He has been in private practice since 1999 providing psychotherapy to people of all ages with mental health, alcohol/substance abuse, trauma, and medical conditions. Robert specializes in providing marital and family therapy. He is on the Allied Health Staff at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Department of Psychiatry where he has taught marriage and family therapy and clinical hypnotherapy to psychiatry residents. Robert worked at Lutheran General Hospital Department of Psychiatry from 1989 to 1999 as Adult Partial Hospital Manager and Outpatient Coordinator. He provided psychotherapy and managed behavioral health insurance authorizations for the medical staff. His previous ten years were spent hospital and residential-based psychiatric and alcohol/substance abuse treatment settings and residential treatment for abused children and adolescents. He completed a one-year MSW practicum at Barnes Hospital Department of Psychiatric Social Work in St. Louis. He was also intern at the Peoria YMCA Youth Service Bureau in collaboration with the Peoria Police Department youth division providing crisis intervention. Robert has two years of post-masters training in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and two years of post-masters training in Gestalt Therapy. In addition he has participated in numerous training opportunities with leading family and marital therapists studying structural/strategic, Gestalt, and solution-oriented therapies.