Paul Springer

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Paul Springer

Associate Professor

2007, Ph.D. Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas
2003, M.S. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
2001, B.S. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Dr. Springer is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, in the Marriage and Family Therapy program. His professional interests center on improving mental health services for underserved and hard to reach populations. This includes working in collaborative health care settings, rural populations and racial and ethnic minorities. Over the last several years he has been able to apply collaborative care principles in working in rural medical settings by providing mental health treatment through the innovative use of technology. This work has been instrumental in increasing access to mental health care services for underserved rural populations; in a way that is making a difference.

More recently, his research among rural and underserved populations has led to global partnerships in Brazil, India and Portugal. He is currently working with colleagues in these countries to apply collaborative care principles, and community based research that harnesses local resources so communities can better meet their own mental health needs. This often includes the delivery of high quality mental healthcare through the innovative use of technology. Paul also is involved in a longitudinal project in Brazil looking at family resilience; and has additional interests in studying addictions among couples and families, nationally and internationally.

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Dr. Springer currently supervises student research in the following program areas:

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Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2014, Nebraska Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s Marriage and Family Therapist of the Year2010, Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Experience
2013-present, Associate Professor Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln Nebraska2010-Present, Secretary of the Nebraska Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 2007-2013, Assistant Professor Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln Nebraska2004-2007, Therapist and Researcher at the Southwest Institute for Addictive Diseases, Dept. of Neuropsychiatry, Texas Tech Health Science Center
Memberships
Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family TherapyNational Council on Family Relations (NCFR)American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)Nebraska Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (NAMFT)