Dr. Spellman is a Licensed Psychologist who has been practicing in Florida since 1987. He received his Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, two Masters’ degrees from Columbia University, and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Family Law Mediator and is a Qualified Parenting Coordinator. He is the co-founder of the National Cooperative Parenting Center (NCPC) offering a wide spectrum of services to the Mental Health and Legal Communities as well as to families and children who are struggling with divorce related issues. Dr. Spellman is on the medical staff at Blake Medical Center and Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Having served as Chief of Staff at several of Southwest
Florida's hospitals, Dr. Spellman enjoys a reputation among
psychiatrists and other mental health professionals as an
astute diagnostician with training in both psychological
and neuropsychological assessment. In addition to his work
in the area of forensic psychology and the needs of children
in divorce, Dr. Spellman works extensively with couples to
help enhance flagging relationships. Dr. Spellman is frequently
called to coach executives and consult to corporations, including small businesses
that are interested in maximizing performance.
Dr. Spellman has served as a Commissioner on Florida's Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. On the national level, Dr. Spellman was awarded the prestigious Heiser Award by the American Psychological Association. He has been recognized by his peers through a number of awards including Psychologist of the Year.