Sheryn T. Scott, PhD

Professor Emerita, Department of Clinical Psychology

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Sheryn Scott’s, PhD, primary interest is in the training of skilled and competent therapists. To accomplish this, she uses multiple methods of teaching, including didactic and practice applications in the classroom. Many of the dissertations that she has chaired focused on clinical interventions and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Scott is the chair of the Training Committee of the National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology, the representative for the Federal Education Advocacy Campus and Training (FEDACT) for the Department of Graduate Psychology, and co-chair of the Southern California Association of Psychology Training Programs. She is formerly the chair of the General Board for Division II (Education and Training) of the California Psychological Association (2007-2008) and continues to serve on that board. Scott is licensed in the state of California and active in clinical practice. In addition, she is a member of the Sexual Misconduct Committee of the region for the Disciples of Christ (Christian) Church.


  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • MA, Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, Chapman College
  • BA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley


  • Licensed Psychologist in California, PSY 15365
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, M 7922
  • Community College Instructor Credential, (Psychology and Sociology), California, Life, 76352

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences


  • Applied Treatment Issues: Attachment, Shame, Trauma, Adult Development
  • Clinical Supervision and Training
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Courses Taught

  • PPSY 580 – Introduction to Clinical Practice: Basic Skills
  • PPSY 581 – Introduction to Clinical Practice: Advanced Skills
  • PPSY 594 – Clinical Practicum
  • PPSY 701 – Clinical Practicum I: Professional Practice and an Introduction to Case Conceptualization
  • PPSY 738 – Clinical Practicum VI: The Future Psychologist—Management, Private Practice, and Advocacy
  • PPSY 744 – Supervision in Clinical Psychology
  • PPSY 761 – Advanced Clinical Practicum I
  • PPSY 783 – Advanced Supervision
  • PPSY 798 – [Multiple Courses]