Kathleen Smith, PhD

Kathleen Smith, PhD is a licensed professional counselor and writer in Washington, DC. You can read more of her writing at kathleensmith.net.


Creating Counseling Groups for Changing Families

A collection of strategies, activities, and additional resources for school counselors when creating support groups for young students going through divorce.

For more resources, visit our full toolkit: Students and Divorce: A Guide for School Counselors.

The Role of School Counselors in High-Conflict Divorce

School counselors play a crucial role in the life of a child stuck between divorcing parents. Here, we'll identify action steps that school counselors can take when they find themselves, or their students, stuck in the middle.

For more resources, visit our full toolkit: Students and Divorce: A Guide for School Counselors.

How School Counselors Can See Past the Misconceptions of Divorce

Learn about the common myths associated with children and divorce, and how school counselors can dispel them.

For more resources, visit our full toolkit: Students and Divorce: A Guide for School Counselors.

The Impact of Divorce on School-Aged Children

How to identify frequently observed behaviors and emotions for children who experience divorce in their family, as well as signs and strategies that may be necessary on the part of the school counselor.

For more resources, visit our full toolkit: Students and Divorce: A Guide for School Counselors.