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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 EdD. 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 Hospitals Osteopathic Family Medicine residency and in 2007 became the first psychologist nationally to join an Emergency Medicine residency faculty. He has clinical appointments at three Florida Medical schools and nine scholarly publications. Since joining the medical staff in 2002, he has examined close to 4000 suicidal patients to assess their imminent risk of self-harm. 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. 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 UCF graduate students in the Mental Health Counseling Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy Master's Degree Program.