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Program Speaker

Timothy Spruill, MA, EdD

Timothy Spruill earned his M.A. in Counseling Psychology (George Mason University, 1977). After 4 years teaching undergraduate psychology, he worked in a private psychiatric hospital while pursuing his Ed.D. In Counselor Education & Counseling Psychology (Western Michigan University, 1992). Following three years as a rehabilitation psychologist, he was appointed Associate Professor in Counseling Psychology at Andrews University. In 1998 he became the first Behavioral Medicine faculty at Florida Hospital"s Osteopathic Family Medicine residency. After joining the medical staff (Psychiatry Department) in 2001, he became a consultant to the E.D. which ultimately lead to the clinical examination of approximately 4000 suicidal patients over the following 15 years. His role was to assess their imminent risk of self-harm and recommend disposition. Drawing on this expertise, he began conducting day-long training seminars on the ethical assessment and treatment of suicidal patients for mental health professionals in 2010. Since that time, he has presented in 100 cities in 37 states. As a direct result of his extensive consultation in the E.D., In 2007 he was the first psychologist nationally to be invited to join the Emergency Medicine residency faculty. He currently has clinical appointments at three Florida Medical schools and nine scholarly publications.. Motivated by his belief that the future of counseling involves integrating services into primary care, in August of 2014, he created an internship program embedded in the Primary Care residency clinic for University of Central Florida graduate students in the Mental Health Counseling Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy Master"s Degree Program. He has maintained his FL license as a Psychologist since 2002.