Originally from the Southwest, Susan Scott, Ph.D. has maintained
a private practice in Seattle, counseling individuals and couples,
since 1982. Before that, she worked for seven years as an agency
counselor with youth and their families in Colorado. Her education
and training is in Jungian Analytical psychology, which emphasizes
the creative principle in healing and growth.
The call to integrate art and psychology brought Susan to the Northwest
in 1982 to work with Jungian Analyst, Anne
de Vore, Ph.D., and several other artist/counselors in developing
a center for studying the creative process. As collaborative colleagues
they discerned the developmental stages of the creative process,
and the necessity to balance their time equally between their artistic
practices and their depth psychological work with clients.
Susan completed her doctoral work in clinical psychology under
the mentorship of
Hal Stone, Ph.D. at International College in L.A; and continued
to explore the depths of the creative process with Jungian Analyst,
Lockhart, Ph.D. over the next decade. In 1992 she studied at
the North Pacific Institute of Analytical Psychology in Seattle
Ladson Hinton, MD and Clare
After her book, Healing
With Nature was published in 2003, Susans work has focused
on presentations and workshops on Awakening The Creative Instinct.
She is currently at work on a collection of stories about people who have discovered in their lives unique ways of Thriving With Art.
The Authors' Guild,
American Counseling Association
BA in Sociology, University of Arizona
MA in Counseling Psychology, International College
Thesis: "The Effect Of Mind, Body, Spirit Integration On Creative
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, International College
Dissertation: "A Theoretical Examination Of The Psychological
Archetypes Which Influence Women's Creativity."
Jungian Analytical training- 4 years, North Pacific Institute of
Presentation for advanced standing: On the creativity inherent in
the wounded healer motif and nature's alchemy. "New Life."