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Sheryn T. Scott, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Training (Psy.D.) and Professor, Department of Graduate Psychology
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5516
Fax: (626) 815-5015
Sheryn Scott’s, Ph.D., 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. Dr. Scott is the chair of the Training Committee of the National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology, is 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. Dr. 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.


Ph.D. - Clinical Psychology - Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary (APA Accredited), 1995
M.A. - Theology, School of Theology - Fuller Theological Seminary, 1994
M.A. - Marriage and Family Therapy - Chapman College, 1975
B.A. - Sociology - University of California, Berkeley, 1965

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


  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Graduate Psychology


  • 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]