"At the center of medicine there is always a human relationship between a patient and a doctor."
Terri Wall, PhD
Council - 2nd Term
2021 - 2025
Terri grew up in Jacksonville, Florida where she met and married her high school sweetheart. She completed her undergraduate degree. in psychology at the University of Florida and complete a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Penn State University. Terri joined the faculty at St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency program in 2009, becoming the Director of Behavioral Health in 2011. Before joining the faculty at St. Vincent's FMRP, she spent 5 years as a visiting professor at the University of North Florida teaching in the Counseling Psychology master’s program and 12 years in private practice.
Terri was first introduced to Balint groups when she was a Fellow in the Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educators Fellowship sponsored by STFM. She was very excited to find a way to offer support to the residents that incorporated her love of group dynamics and more structure than a typical support group. After completing the BFEF Fellowship, Terri attended the Boston Intensive in 2017 and completed the Balint Leadership Fellowship in 2019. She is currently in the credentialing process. Terri also recently began serving on the committee for the Balint Group Leader Education Fellowship.
After graduate training, Terri and her husband moved back to Jacksonville where they have raised their four children. In August, they will be empty nesters. In her spare time Terri is an avid reader, plays mixed doubles tennis, enjoys quilting, and is training a therapy dog. She is never more content than when she is walking on the beach with her feet in the sand.