HSU alumna Jennifer Smothermon was
named by Gov. Greg Abbott on February 26th as presiding officer of the Texas State Board of
Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Smothermon has served on the board
The board determines the qualifications and fitness of a license applicant
under this chapter and adopt a code of professional ethics for license holders.
Her term on the board is set to expire on February 1, 2021.
Smothermon, an Abilene
resident, is the director of development and therapist for the Ministry of
Counseling and Enrichment. She is a clinical member of the American Association
of Marriage and Family Therapist, Texas Association of Marriage and Family
Therapist, American Association of Christian Counselors, Abilene Association of
Marriage and Family Therapists, and Big Country Counseling Association.
Smotherman received her
Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology and Bible in 1998 and her
Master of Arts in Family Psychology in 2000. She also served as an adjunct
professor of psychology at Hardin-Simmons from 2002 to 2006.