Emily Schmittel

Full Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Complex Trauma
  • Child Welfare and Criminal Justice Involved Families
  • Telesupervision


  • Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies- Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


  • How child welfare involved mothers’ trauma history influences parenting: A grounded theory study.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • LMFT- Missouri
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Selected Publications:

  • Schmittel, E. M., Lettenberger-Klein, C., Oliver, T., Butterfras, R., & Adamson, D. (in press). Intentionality in Academic Telesupervision: A Phenomenological Study of Faculty Telesupervisors' Experiences.  Contemporary Family Therapy.
  • Holtrop, K., Scott, J. C., Parra-Cardona, J. R., McNeil Smith, S., Schmittel, E., & Larance, L. Y. (2015). Exploring factors that contribute to positive change in a diverse, group-based male batterer intervention program: Using qualitative data to inform implementation and adaptation efforts. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication.
  • Pimlott Kubiak, S., Kasiborski, N., Karim, N. & Schmittel, E. (2012). Does subsequent criminal justice involvement predict foster care and termination of parental rights for children born to incarcerated women? Social Work in Public Health, 27, 129-47.
  • Pimlott Kubiak, S., Kasiborski, N. & Schmittel, E. (2010). Assessing long-term outcomes of an intervention designed for pregnant incarcerated women. Research on Social Work Practice, 20, 528-535.

Selected Professional Experience:

  • ​AAMFT Clinical Fellow