Courtney Smith, M.Ed., has over 20 years experience in human services. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy and completed her Music Therapy Board Certification in 1992. She went on to do Master’s work in Music Therapy and graduated with a Master’s in Community and Agency Counseling in 1995. Courtney has 18 years clinical experience with at-risk children and families in crisis. She began her career as a creative arts and music therapist, and has worked as a juvenile court therapist, substance abuse counselor, family therapist, youth and teen counselor, and family preservation specialist within many systems including soc ial services, mental health and juvenile justice. For the last 10 years, Courtney has been a professional trainer, consultant, staff development specialist, and curriculum writer and developer with Appalachian Family Innovations. She uses her creative arts background and storytelling abilities to create active learning experiences through activities, real-life experiences and stories that teach other therapists and social workers. She presents regularly at national and state conferences.
Courtney began seeking certification in a specialized form of therapy, Guided Imagery and Music, the Bonny Method, five years ago. She is currently in the last phase of her supervision work and internship at Source for Well-Being starting in 2008. Courtney views her work at Source as the highlight of her week and enjoys this latest endeavor of therapeutic journeying.