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Esther Gminder Smith Lawley

Esther Gminder Smith Lawley, American Mental health counselor. Member ACA, American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, National Rehabilitation Association, Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (certified masters level addiction professional, certified clinical supervisor in addictions, case presentation method examiner).

Background

Lawley, Esther Gminder Smith was born on January 29, 1960 in Lima, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Albert Borden and Evelyn Maurine (Synan) Gminder.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Elizabeth City State University, 1987. Master of Science, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1989.

Career

Residential assistant university housing, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1980;file clerk, Lipid Research, Chapel Hill, 1981;secretary, receptionist, bookkeeper, Salvation Army, Statesville, North Carolina, 1983;checkout cashier, stock person, Chappell's Grocery, Winfall, North Carolina, 1984;licensed and title clerk, Department Motor Vehicle Contracts Perquilnans County Chamber of C., Hertford, North Carolina, 1985-1987;counseling intern, Goodwill Industries, Durham, North Carolina, 1988;rehabilitation counseling intern Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome case management team, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, 1988-1989;counseling intern adult day treatment, OPC Mental Health Center, Hillsborough, North Carolina, 1988-1989;outpatient counselor, Indian Rivers County Mental Health Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1989-1990;inpatient counselor chemical dependency program, Department of Community Health Life Management, Tuscaloosa, since 1990;psychiat/dual-diagnosis counselor, Department of Community Health Life Management, Tuscaloosa, since 1990. Volunteer Albemarle Hopeline, Shelter Battered Women, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 1986-1987.

Religion

In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose our own path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith we voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.

Views

Loss, fear, grief or guilt may be weighing someone down. Never give up. Keep up with the search of truth in yourself and you will be awarded with the sense of happiness and joy you are looking for.

Membership

Member ACA, American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, National Rehabilitation Association, Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (certified masters level addiction professional, certified clinical supervisor in addictions, case presentation method examiner).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: mission work, swimming.

Connections

Married Victor Gerald Smith, October 17, 1980 (divorced April 1987). 1 child, Joshua Clay. Married Wade Gunter Lawley, May 20, 1989.

Politics

The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.