Sandra Small, Ed.D.

Dr. Sandra Small has been helping children, adults and families as a psychologist for over forty years in schools, in private practice, and as a consultant.  She works collaboratively with those seeking her assistance, believing that clients have within themselves the potential to heal and solve problems.  She founded The Eastgate Psychological Center in Clermont County, Ohio, where she provided evaluations and individual, marital and family therapy and consulted with social service agencies and to the court. Being located in an underserved area, she gained experience in dealing with a wide variety of presenting problems.  Clermont Senior Services asked her to consult with a newly established program for persons who had suffered strokes. She was invited to join two pediatric practices, one urban and one suburban, where she consulted with physicians and provided evaluations and therapy to their clients.  

 

Prior to private practice, Dr. Small was at the University of Cincinnati (Clermont Campus), where she taught several psychology courses and then created and implemented a curriculum to train students to work with children and adults with disabilities.  The program was funded through the US Department of Education.  Subsequently, she taught at Xavier University as an adjunct professor in the Montessori Teacher Education program and repeatedly taught child development in Montessori teacher training programs in Seoul and Kwang-Ju, South Korea , and was an invited lecturer at Chung And University in Seoul.

 

She taught Teacher and Parent Effectiveness Training courses through what is now Gordon Training International, formerly Effectiveness Resources, at sponsoring universities in New England and the Midwest.  She was asked to become the Coordinator of Overseas Resources International and taught TET on military bases in West Germany until the US military reduced its presence there.  She is currently approved to teach both Teacher Effectiveness Training and Parent Effectiveness Training.

 

Dr. Small graduated from Miami University with a BA in psychology and a MS in school psychology, followed by an internship in Hamilton, Ohio, public schools.  Her Ed.D. degree is from the University of Cincinnati with a major in school psychology.  Two years of post-doctoral work in family and marital therapy followed at the Family Therapy Institute in Cincinnati.  She has studied consciousness through hypnosis with the Cincinnati Hypnosis Society, continuing education and meditation practice. 

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Community service has always been a high priority for Dr. Small.  She has served on the Mental Health Services East Board in Cincinnati, the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Board, a National School Board Association task force on global education, chaired a rape study for the Community Chest, served eight years on the Mariemont Board of Education and was a member of Rotary and Friendship Force, an international group which facilitates international travel in the service of peace.  She volunteers as a therapist at the Community Montessori School in Covington.

 

She is widowed and has two children and six grandchildren, two of whom serve in the Navy.

She now lives in Northern Kentucky with her aging dachshund, Bailey.  She has been an avid traveler, often alone, having spent time primarily in Europe and Asia.  As a resident of New Mexico she lived on the Cochiti Indian Reservation.