Donald l. spencer PH.D., l.i.s.w 


personal mission

In some way to enjoy each day, to learn all I can know and to share myself as fully as I can.

“The primary word I-Thou can only be spoken with one’s whole being… I become through my whole relation with the Thou; as I become I, I say Thou. All real living is meeting.”

Martin Buber, I and Thou, Second Edition, 1958


  • Baldwin Wallace College B.A.

  • Oberlin College M.A.

  • Oberlin College M. of Divinity

  • Case Western Reserve University Ph.D.

Professional affiliations

  • American Orthopsychiatric Association - Fellow

  • American Board of Medical Psychotherapy - Fellow and Diplomat

  • American Psychotherapy Association - Diplomat

  • New York Academy of Sciences

  • Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy

Teaching Experience

  • Oberlin College:

    • Experimental College:

      • Community Mental Health,

      • Community Organization

      • Community Conflict

    • Psychology Department

    • Sociology Department

  • Hiram College

    • Intern Supervisor

  • Case Western Reserve University

    • Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

      • Adjunct Professor

      • Supervisor


  • Fellowship - National Institute of Mental Health

  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

  • Who’s Who in the Middle West

  • Danforth Foundation -Outstanding Senior Boy, Lima South High School (Lima, Ohio)

  • Outstanding Freshman, Baldwin Wallace College

  • Omicron Delta Kappa - National Men’s Leadership Society