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About Elizabeth Scott, M.A., MFTi

Liz Scott is a recent graduate of Pepperdine University’s Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program. Her interests lie in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches to understand and improve the emotional and cognitive processes that are negatively impacting her clients’ lives. Additionally, she has a strong interest in incorporating somatic experience and mindfulness-based interventions to provide individuals and couples with a holistic experience.

Background

Ms. Scott earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, where she gained knowledge and experience in the theories of teaching and learning and managing diverse learning needs through her coursework and involvement as a student and substitute teacher in elementary school classrooms.

Looking for a wider range of clientele and a more personalized and integrative way to provide assistance, Ms. Scott went on to achieve her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She has worked in an outpatient community mental health clinic, where she worked under unmatched supervision to treat her clients experiencing a wide array of complaints by utilizing, CBT, ACT, Psychodynamic and Mindfulness- based approaches. Ms. Scott’s clinical experiences include working with individuals and couples with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationships issues, job dissatisfaction, familial problems, and bereavement. She has also received experience in providing therapy to victims of crime, specifically commercially sexually exploited minors. Ms. Scott has experience providing ethical and culturally-appropriate treatment to a wide array of clientele, including adolescents, adults, and couples.

In addition to her clinical work, Ms. Scott has spent the last six years managing the operations at a local advertising company. This experience has provided Ms. Scott with an understanding of the “business world” and the ability to assist clients struggling with job stressors, interpersonal communication difficulties, career transitions, and finding purpose in one’s life.

Ms. Scott is passionate about increasing her knowledge and challenging herself to continue learning various techniques that will help her clients to experience the relief they are seeking and provide a benefit to the community. Ms. Scott is providing individual and family therapy services as a Marriage and Family Intern (IMF100658) under the supervision of Dr. Stephanie Davidson, Psy.D. (PSY24540), a clinical psychologist and founding partner of the Rowan Center for Behavioral Medicine.

Recent Publications and Presentations

Presentations:

Scott, E. (October, 2016). Adjustment Disorder: Learning to Diagnose Through Case Examples. Presentation presented by request at Pepperdine University in Encino, CA.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology