Mervin Smucker

Twice voted one of Milwaukee’s top psychologists by his peers, Dr. Mervin R. Smucker is a well-known consultant and trainer. Dr. Mervin Smucker earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Foreign Languages at Antioch College in Ohio and received a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. In addition, he studied at Goethe-Institut and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen in Germany, Centre de Linguistique Appliquée de Besançon in France, and Vrije Universiteit Brussels in Belgium. Subsequently, Dr. Mervin Smucker completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Mervin Smucker also took on postgraduate studies, fulfilling an internship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Subsequently, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. At the Center, Dr. Mervin Smucker served as a clinician, researcher, and Director of Education and Clinical Training. Developed by Dr. Mervin Smucker in the early 1990s, Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy is used frequently in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSD). The method also may achieve results against intrusive imagery in other conditions such as depression. Dr. Mervin Smucker wrote and co-authored several books in English and German on the subject of imagery and trauma. Such works include Imagery Rescripting: A Treatment Manual for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Experiencing PTSD, and Imagery Rescripting & Reprocessing Therapy: Behandlungsmanual für Typ I Trauma, produced in 2008. Dr. Mervin Smucker has also written and co-authored numerous articles published in professional journals. Some of these include “Is Type-D a Stable Construct? An Examination of Type-D Personality in Patients Before and After Cardiac Surgery” in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, an obituary for Michael J. Mahoney in The American Psychologist, and “Imagery Rescripting in Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Images, Treatment Techniques and Outcomes” in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. As consultant and trainer, Dr. Mervin R. Smucker travels internationally to conduct cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) trauma workshops and seminars. At universities, certified CBT training sites, and in psychiatric settings throughout North America, Europe