Carla Smith, PhD, LCSW, LMFT


  • B.A., English Literature
  • M.S.W., Clinical Social Work
  • Ph.D., Human Development and Family Science – Marriage and Family Therapy


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Georgia
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Georgia

Research Interest

Dr. Smith’s research focuses on culture across generations, multicultural relationships, and social justice issues. Specifically, her research seeks to: 1) explore the intergenerational transmission of ethnic and gender identity in families of color; and 2) increase early intervention psychotherapy with human trafficking survivors.

Professional Involvement

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

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