Florida State University

Thomas Smith

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Professor

Education

  • Ph.D., 1981, University of Washington; Social Welfare
  • M.S.W., 1978, University of Washington; Social Work
  • B.S., 1975, University of Washington

Research Interests

  • Financial Therapy, Family Therapy, Abstinence Education

Selected Peer Review Articles and Publications

  • Smith, T. E., Richards, K. V., & Shelton, V. M. (in press). Mindfulness in financial literacy.  Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
  • Smith, T. E., Shelton, V. M., Richards, K. V., Taliespin, M., & Nelson, R. J. (2015). Sirens’ call: Understanding poor financial decision-making and credit card misuse. * Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.*  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10911359.2015.1039156
  • Nelson, R. J., Smith, T. E., Shelton, V. M., & Richards, K. V. (2015). Three interventions for financial therapy: Fostering an examination of financial behaviors and beliefs.  Journal of Financial Therapy, 6(1), 33-43.
  • Richards, K.., Williams, J., Smith, T. E. & Thyer, B. A. (2015). Financial video games: A financial literacy tool for social workers. International Journal of Social Work, 2(1), 22-35.
  • Smith, T., Atar, B., Ferreira, T., Valentine, P., & Pereira, M.G. (2014). Does dosage in abstinence education matter? International Journal of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Books Published

  • Smith, T. E., Shelton, V. M., & Richards, K. V. (2014). More than numbers: Everyday financial therapy. Seattle, WA: Southeastern Professional Books
  • Smith, T. E., Nelson, R., Richards, K. V., & Shelton, V. M. (2012). Financial therapy: Five steps to financial freedom. Tallahassee, FL: Southeastern Professional Books.
  • Smith, T. E., Nelson, R., Richards, K. V., & Shelton, V. (2012). Guide to financial therapy handouts and forms. Tallahassee, FL: Southeastern Professional Books.

Selected Grants

  • Smith, T.E. (Principal Investigator). Johnson Lawsuit Monitoring. State of Florida Department of Children and Families ($192,000). 2004-2006.
  • Smith, T.E. (Principal Investigator). Women Helping Women Project. State of Florida Department of Corrections ($110,000). 2001-2004.
  • Smith, T.E. (Principal Investigator).  Evaluating Abstinence Education. State of Florida Department of Health ($450,000). 2001-2004.
  • Smith, T.E. (Co-Principal Investigator). Experiences of Discharged Severely and Persistently Mentally Ill Clients. State of Florida Department of Children and Families ($315,000). 2001-2003.
  • Smith, T.E. (Co-Principal Investigator).  Vocational Rehabilitation with Severely and Persistently Mentally Ill Clients. State of Florida Department of Education ($198,000). 2001.
Voted #1 MSW in the State of FL

Ranked the No. 1 online Master of Social Work program in the state of Florida, and No. 38 in the nation for "Best Graduate Schools" by U.S. News & World Report

A Top 25 Best Value

Ranked in the Top 25 "Best Values in Public Colleges" by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

CSWE Accredited

We rigorously adhere to the accreditation standards established by the Council on Social Work Education