Department of Human Development and Family Science
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061 540-231-4794 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Springer is a Professor and Department Head of the Dept. of Human Development and Family Sciences at Virginia Tech.
Accepting New Graduate Students: Yes
In Need of Students for Research Teams: Yes
- Mental Health Disparities
- Underserved Communities
- Telemental Health Delivery
- Community Based Participatory Research
- Global Mental Health
- Ph.D., Texas Tech University
- M.S., Auburn University
- B.A., Brigham Young University
- Clinical Fellow, American Association for American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
- AAMFT Approved Supervisor
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, International Journal of
- Systemic Therapy
- Dennis Molfese and David Hanson Hero Award (2022)
- JMFT Article of the Year, Honorable Mention (2018)
- Charman Outstanding Professor Award (2017)
- Contribution to Students Award (2017)
- Student Choice Award (2016)
- Marriage and Family Therapist of the Year, NAMFT (2014)
- University Distinguished Teaching Award (2010).
Springer, P., Franzen-Castle, L., Gratopp, E, & Schmader, B. (2023). What is a healthy community? Refugee youth’s perspective on freedom, safety, and trust: a photovoice project. International Journal of Systemic Therapy, 34(1), 41-62. https://doi.org/10.1080/2692398X.2022.2135344
Wang, Y., Xia, Y., Wang, D., de Guzman, M., & Springer, P. (2023). Adolescent Internet Use, Academic Performances, and Problem Behaviors: Findings from a National Sample of Rural and Urban China, American Review of China Studies, 23(2).
Sarmento, C.S., Dias, D., Borge, L., Aguiar, T., Scheeren, P., Barbosa, P. V., Springer, P.R. (2022). A percepção de pacientes e terapeutas sobre psicoterapia durante a pandemia COVID-19. Anais Da XV Mostra Cientifica do Cesuca. ISSN-2317-5915.
Springer, P.R., Bischoff, R. J. Taylor, N.C. & *Leow, C. (2021). Competency Based Training in the Supervision of Relational Telemental Health. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 47, 375-391. DOI: 10.1111/jmft.12513.
Springer, P. R., Falceto, O., Bischoff, R. J., Barros, E., Scheeren, P., *Taylor, N. C., Cargnin, D. (2021). A Pilot Study of a Family Systems Oriented Telemental Health Model in Rural Brazil. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 47, 533-458. DOI: 10.1111/jmft.12500.
*Taylor, N. C., Springer, P.R., Bischoff, N. C. & Smith, J. (2021). Relational Interventions in Telemental Health. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 47, 455-472. DOI:1111/jmft.12520.
Tippens, J. , Springer, P.R. (2021). Pandemic Inequities: Refugees’ Health in the Rural U.S. during COVID-19. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 44(2), 102-107. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000292
Springer, P. R., Bischoff, R. J., Tayler, N. C., *Kohel, K. & *Farero, A. (2020). Collaborative care at a distance: Student therapists’ experiences of learning and delivering relationally focused telemental health. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 46(2), 201-217. Doi: 10.1111/jmft.12431.
- 2022-Present. Nebraska Community Action Research for Equity and Sustainability. Co- Investigator ($150,000).
- 2021-Present. Mixed-reality simulation for the teaching of marriage and family therapy students. CEHS Technology Innovation Fund Co-PI ($4,800).
- 2021-2023. Global Experience Innovation Funds. The Exploration of Brazil: The Impact that Systemic Racism has on Families, Schools and Communities Across the Lifespan. Role: PI. Total Funded: $8000
- 2017-2023. E-Healthcare Solutions in the Treatment of Trauma using EMDR. Funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. Co-PI ($22,756).
- 2011-2013. Teams Leading Communities to Improve Rural Mental Health (Phase II). Funded through the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska – BHECN. Role: Co-PI. Total Funded: $104,000
- 2009-2013 Improving training in rural mental health care through the innovative use of technology and the application of collaborative care models. USDA Challenge Grant. Role: Co-PI. Total Funded: $910,062
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