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Shauna Springer, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Suicide Prevention and Postvention Initiatives

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors


Shauna Springer, Ph.D., is the Senior Director of Suicide Prevention and Postvention Initiatives at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. Dr. Springer is a licensed Psychologist with an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a doctoral degree from the University of Florida. Known to many veterans as “Doc Springer,” she has helped hundreds of warriors reconnect with their tribe, strengthen their most important relationships, and build lives that are driven by their deepest values. She has particular expertise in innovative suicide prevention approaches, moral injury, trauma recovery, close relationships, peer support program development, and Veteran’s issues, including post-discharge adjustment and strategies for engaging Veterans in behavioral health care. Recently, she has been developing training on how to have respectful, effective conversations about lethal means with veterans who own firearms.

Financial: Shauna Springer is employed by Suicide Prevention and Postvention Initiatives at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.
Non-financial: Shauna Springer has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.