Joe Mcspillman

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. McSpillman earned his PhD in Counselor Education and Counseling from Idaho State University. During his doctoral program, he focused on CACREP core areas of professional development, helping relationships, human growth & development, and group work. His major specialization areas are supervision and marriage and couple and family counseling.

He has presented at the local, state, regional, and national level for ICA, ACA, RMACES, and ACES conferences and his work has been published nationally and internationally.

Dr. McSpillman has been faculty in the CMHC program at Walden University since 2008. He is passionate about the education, training, and development of professional counselors and counselor educators. He is also a licensed Mental Health Counselor and has a small private practice on the island of Maui where he works with a diverse client population.

Courses Taught

Coun 6722 - Counseling Theories

Coun 6101 - Introduction to Mental Health Counseling

Coun 6250 - Group Counseling Theories


PhD, Idaho State University

Public Service

Red Cross, Volunteer - Kahului HI


Mcspillman, J. (2011). Best practice in online counselor training. .

Mcspillman, J. (2011). Competencies for counseling with transgender clients. .

Mcspillman, J. (2010). Gestalt counseling: Completing the cycle..

Mcspillman, J. (2010). Infusing Hawaiian cultural perspectives into the teaching, training and supervision of counselor education and counseling students through the utilization of Lokahi.

Mcspillman, J. (2012). Lokahi: A holistic approach to self- care for counselors. .

Mcspillman, J., Rogers, L., Perepiczka, M. (2012). Student Wellness and the Residency Experience.. Self

Mcspillman, J. (2012). The male supervisee: Unique opportunities and challenges. Proceedings from WACES semi-annual conference, Portland, Oregon. .