Jamie Smith, MSW, LCSW-C

Jamie Smith, MSW, LCSW-C has a research focus centered on the human-nature relationship and its potential for improving health and wellbeing for humans and our environment. She has a special interest in ecotherapy, urban agriculture and sustainable systems, and a particular focus on the impact of human-nature relationships in urban communities of color in the United States. With a deep respect for systemic interconnection and universal shared values, Jamie seeks to promote anti-racist environmental policy and ecotherapy practice through community-based research, and by applying the synergy of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Jamie’s diverse clinical practice experience, along with her passion for social and environmental justice, have influenced her to pursue a PhD in social work as a means to fight oppression on a larger scale. Her professional background includes working as a Family-Based therapist in Pittsburgh, PA, in Wilderness-Based and Therapeutic Boarding School settings in Asheville, NC, and most recently with a holistic community practice in Salisbury, MD where she continues to practice via telehealth. Jamie’s clinical approach combines Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with various modalities including family systems and experiential therapeutic interventions.

University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests:
Human-Nature Relationship
Environmental Racism
Climate & Food Justice
Urban Community Agriculture
Sustainable Systems
Permaculture Design
Interdisciplinary Research
Macro Policy & Practice

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