Paul SpringerInterim Department Chair and 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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