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Al Earl Spann

Al Earl Spann, American rehabilitationist, therapist, consultant, researcher. Certified rehabilitation counselor, reality therapist California, Community College instructor & counselor & supervisor, in standard services California. Recipient Certified of Appreciation, Association for Mentally Handicapped of Madera County, 1979.


Spann, Al Earl was born on March 7, 1945 in Geneva, Alabama, United States. Son of Adril Foyette and Lola Vivian (Hoffman) S. StudentTroy (Alabama) State University, 1964.


Student, Troy State University, Alabama, 1964. Associate of Arts, Coalinga College, 1965. Bachelor, California State University-Fresno, 1967.

Master of Arts, 1972. Postgrad, University of California at Los Angeles Medical School, 1973. Doctor of Education in Rehabilitation, Brigham Young University, 1980.


Industrial psychology assistant Market Test Corporation, Fresno, California, 1965—1967. Rehabilitation assistant California State University, 1967—1968. Instructor, counselor, 1975—1976.

School counselor Merced High School & Department Rehabilitation, California, 1968—1970. Mental health counselor Fresno County Mental Health Department & Department Rehabilitation, Fresno, 1970—1973. Rehabilitation consultant Southern California counties including Los Angeles Children's Hospital, 1973—1974.

Program supervisor department rehabilitation Fresno, 1976—1982. Educational consultant & therapist Spann Enterprise, 1978—1982. Educational & therapy consultant.

Consultant department rehabilitation Newport Beach, California, since 1983. Expert witness field of psychiatric rehabilitation. Volunteer counselor Fresno Youth, Inc., 1974.

Professional volunteer Help in Emotional Trouble Hotline, Fresno, 1975. Civil member Human Services Coalition, 1983. Rehabilitation counselor Certified Establishment Board, Fresno, 1974.

With Army National Guard, 1969-1974.


The Bible is the only authoritative source of God's truth and any view that cannot be directly tied to a scriptural reference is generally considered to be based on human traditions rather than God's leading.


God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.


Served with Army National Guard, 1969-1974. Member National Rehabilitation Association, American Personnel and Guidance Association, California Personnel and Guidance Association, National Mental Health Counselor Association Kappa Phi. Club: Lions.


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