Dr. Mervin Smucker (Ph.D.) - Biography

Dr. Mervin  Smucker (Ph.D.), extensively educated and trained in the field of cognitive behavioural therapy, is internationally recognized as an expert in trauma. He attained a Bachelor’s Degree at Antioch College, where he majored in philosophy and foreign languages. During his bachelor’s work, Mervin R. Smucker spent studying at institutions in Europe, which included the University of Brussels, University of Tübingen, the Goethe Institut as well as language schools in Grenoble and Besançon. After receiving his B.A. in 1975, he attended Millersville University in Pennsylvania where he received his Master’s Degree in 1978.  Mervin R. Smucker then pursued his doctoral studies at The Pennsylvania State University, where he completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1982.

  • 1967 Lancaster Mennonite High School (High School Degree)
  • 1967 –  69 Eastern Mennonite College
  • 1969 –  70 Goethe Institute (4 months)
  • 1970 – 72 Voluntary Service (through Mennonite Voluntary Service) 

    • Orphanage Houseparent, West Berlin, Germany

  • 1972 – 75    Antioch College, B.A.

    • Major:  Philosophy & Foreign Languages (German, French, Latin)
    • 1 year Study Abroad

      • Centre de Linguistique (Besancon, France)
      • University of Tübingen (Germany)

  • 1975 – 76    University of Brussels  (French language study)
  • 1976 – 78       Millersville University, M.S.

    • Major:  Clinical Psychology

  • 1979 – 82    Penn State University, Ph.D.

    • Major:  Clinical Psychology
    • Minor:  Individual & Family Studies, Educational Psychology

  • 1982 – 83       University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

    • Clinical Internship

  • 1983 – 85     University of Pennsylvania, Center for Cognitive Therapy

    • Post-Doctoral Fellowship