The Warrior Wellness Lab is a mental health think-tank and research collaborative within the Psychology Department at Western Washington University with a two-part mission: Researching and identifying mental health needs among Veterans, as well as, developing and testing mental health interventions specifically tailored towards addressing these needs.
Aaron Smith is both an eight-year Veteran of the United States Marine Corps infantry (attached to Delta Company 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marines, out of Albuquerque, NM), as well as, an Assistant Professor of Counseling within the Psychology Department at Western Washington University (CACREP). He received dual BAs in Psychology and Cultural Anthropology from the University of New Mexico (UNM). Dr. Smith also holds an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP), as well as, a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP), both from UNM. In New Mexico, he served in roles as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Smith is currently teaching in both the Counseling Graduate Program (CACREP) at WWU, as well as, within the undergraduate psychology program.
This WordPress site is intended to provide you information about the research conducted through the Warrior Wellness Lab and will be updated accordingly with information ranging from participant informed consents (for applicable studies), to communicating opportunities for Veterans to participate in studies through our lab.