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Sally Spencer-Thomas 2017

Sally Spencer-Thomas, PsyD, MNM

Clinical Psychologist, Inspirational International Speaker


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10122 Buena Vista Drive
Conifer, CO 80433
Phone: (720) 244–6535

SallySpencerThomas.com


Background

Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas writes the employee well-being column for IRMI.com.

She is a clinical psychologist, inspirational international speaker, and an impact entrepreneur. Dr. Spencer-Thomas was moved to work in suicide prevention after her younger brother, a Denver entrepreneur, died of suicide after a difficult battle with bipolar condition. Known nationally and internationally as an innovator in social change, Dr. Spencer-Thomas has helped start up multiple large-scale, gap-filling efforts in mental health, including the award-winning campaign Man Therapy, and was a recent invited speaker at the White House. Her goal is to elevate the conversation and make suicide prevention a health and safety priority in our schools, workplace, and communities.

Dr. Spencer-Thomas has also held leadership positions for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, the American Association for Suicidology, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. She has won multiple awards for her advocacy, including the 2014 Survivor of the Year from the American Association of Suicidology, the 2014 Invisible Disabilities Association Impact Honors Award, the 2012 Alumni Master Scholar from the University of Denver, the 2015 Farberow Award from the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and the 2016 Career Achievement Alumni Award from the University of Denver's Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

She has a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver, a master's degree in nonprofit management from Regis University, and a bachelor's degree in psychology and studio art with a minor in economics from Bowdoin College. She has written four books on mental health and violence prevention. She lives with her partner and three sons in Conifer, Colorado.

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