Dr. Mervin Smucker 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. Since 1990, he has been conducting seminars, lectures, and workshops regularly on the international scene. 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.
He combines theory and research with clinical practice and presents his work in a clear, lively and engaging manner. Recognized for his creative and innovative applications of imagery within a cognitive-behavioural therapeutic framework, Mervin Smucker has developed a range of video, teaching, and training materials designed to assist clinicians in implementing effective treatment interventions with patients suffering from PTSD and related sequelae of trauma.