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Marriage and Family Therapy Faculty Member

Dr. Nicole Springer

Dr. Nicole Springer

Associate Professor of Practice
Clinic Director, Marriage and Family Therapy
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1999

Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences
Marriage and Family Therapy Program
Texas Tech University
Box 41250
Lubbock, TX 79409-1250

Office: Room 164B, Human Sciences Building
Office Phone Number: 806-834-1643
Fax Number: 806-742-0053

Research Interests:

Grief and loss, poor pre-natal diagnosis and relational coping process, resilience in families, living with Down Syndrome
Classes Taught: Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy (CFAS 4331), Program Development and Evaluation (CFAS 4380), Couples and Sex Therapy (MFT 6303), Marriage and Family Therapy Seminar in Grief and Loss (MFT 6342), Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT 6395), Supervision in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT 6397), Marriage and Family Therapy Internship (MFT 7395)

Leadership/Awards Texas Tech University:

Family Therapy Symposiums, Lubbock, TX (Event Coordinator) (2009 -present), 'Great Start' Pre-Marital Workshops (2010-present), South Plains Suicide Prevention Coalition (2011-2013), Victims Services Networking Support Group (2009-2011), Undergraduate Practicum (Site Supervisor), College of Human Sciences (2008- present), National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Planning Committee, ITU (2014), Family Therapy Clinic Staff Supervisor (2008-present), Clinical Supervisor for Adjunct Faculty Instructing MFT 6395 Practicum in MFT (2009-present), Center for Study of Addiction & Recovery {CSAR) Support Group Therapy, College of Human Sciences (Fall 2011- present), Emergency Action Team Committee, College of Human Sciences (2010-present), NIH Multi­ disciplinary Team/Grant Proposal Committee, College of Human Sciences (2009)

Recent Publications:

Nelson Goff, B. S.,Springer,N.,Foote,L. C., Frantz, C., Peak, M.,Tracy, C., Veh,T.,Bentley, G. E., & Cross, K. A. (2013). Receivingthe initial Down syndrome diagnosis: A comparison of prenatal and postnatal parent group experiences. Intellectual andDevelopmental  Disabilities, 51,446-457. DOI:

Nelson Goff, B.,Springer, N.,Foote,L. C., Frantz, C., Peak, M.,Tracey, C., Veh,T.,Bentley,G., Cross, K. A. (2012). The Phenomenology of a Down syndrome Diagnosis: Prenatal and Postnatal Reflections Past and Present. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.