Scott M. Nelson, PhD, PLLC

Scott M. Nelson, PhD, PLLC
Scott M. Nelson, PhD, PLLC
Phone: 972-233-6301
Fax: 972-991-8966
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EDUCATION:
1997 to 2001
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
American Psychological Association accredited
1995 to 1997
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California
Master of Arts student in Clinical Psychology
1991 to 1995
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas
Bachelor of Arts in History
Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Religious Studies
Minor in Political Science
LICENSURE
Licensed Psychologist, Texas #32415
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
FACULTY APPOINTMENT
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Department of Psychiatry and Division of Clinical Psychology; Department of Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation Science
 
Supervise Psychiatric residents in group psychotherapy, Psychology graduate students in individual psychotherapy, teach group psychotherapy course modules, lead weekly experiential training groups for Psychology graduate students and Psychiatry residents
2003 to present
Dallas Group Analytic Practice
Dallas, Texas
Clinical Psychology Private Practice

Conduct individual, family and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults and couples. Perform psychological and psychotherapeutic assessments and consultations.

2002 to 2003
Faculty Instructor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Department of Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology

Conduct "Connections" personal and social adjustment program. This program is a 3 hour per day, 4 days per week, intensive psycho-educational, group-based program designed to help adolescents and young adults diagnosed with attentional deficits and/or learning disabilities appropriately emancipate from their families of origin and go on to successfully seek out and perform appropriately in vocational or educational environments.

Teach "Action Strategies" course for Rehabilitation Science B.A. students.
 
Supervise Clinical Psychology Ph.D. students, Rehabilitation Counseling M.A. students and Rehabilitation Science B.A. students as part of their participation in clinical practicum opportunities.

Serve on various academic committees and in various capacities.
2002 to 2003
Post Doctoral Fellow, Dallas Group Analytic Practice
Conduct individual, family and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults and couples. Perform psychological and psychotherapeutic assessments and consultations.
1998 to 2001
The following are Internship experiences affiliated with the Department of Clinical Psychology's APA approved internship involving in excess of 3,500 hours of supervised clinical experience, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center- Dallas.
2000 to 2001
Internship
SMU Mental Health Center
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas

Evaluation, crisis intervention, and psychotherapy with University students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
1999 to 2000
Internship
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Dallas, Texas
Inpatient Psychiatry Unit
Personality and neuropsychological assessment, consultation, and behavioral management planning of an inpatient unit.

Parkland Psychiatry Consult Liaison team
Interdisciplinary evaluation and treatment of inpatients with psychiatric crises and conditions exacerbating medical conditions.

Parkland Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic
Personality and neuropsychological assessment, treatment planning, and consultation with residents and psychiatrists.

Parkland Outpatient Chronic Pain Management Program
Evaluation, interdisciplinary treatment planning and treatment using biofeedback, cognitive, and behavioral techniques to reduce pain symptoms in adults suffering with chronic pain.
1998 to 1999
Practicum and Internship
Children's Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Psychiatric Inpatient and Day-Treatment Program; Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorders Program
Personality, neuropsychological and achievement assessment of children and adolescents, interdisciplinary treatment planning, consultation on behavioral interventions with staff, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy and family therapy.
1998 to 2001
Southwestern Adult Psychotherapy Referral Service
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
1998 to 2000
Practicum
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Dallas, Texas
Psychiatric Emergency Room

Provide interdisciplinary emergency intake assessments and crisis interventions with individuals and families experiencing psychiatric emergencies. Coordinate with social services agencies, various medical departments, and law enforcement professionals concerning care of patients.
Summer 1998
Practicum
University Rehabilitation Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
 
Lead Personal and Social Adjustment (PSA) psycho-educational group with adults, treatment planning, and individual counseling.
Fall 1997
Practicum for Loyola Marymount University
Anne Sippi Center for Treatment and Research of Schizophrenia
Los Angeles, California
Supervisor: Jack Rosburg, M.A.

Group and individual psychotherapy, psycho-educational programs and milieu therapy with adults suffering from Schizophrenia.
Research EXPERIENCE:
1999 to 2002
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
UT School Of Public Health
Research associate 2001 to 2002
Doctoral Research Apprenticeship 1999 to 2001
 
Participate in the analysis of the 1995 and 2000 National Alcohol Survey of Couples. Interdisciplinary research meetings, peer review of scientific articles for publication, collaboration on and drafting of articles for publication, presentation of scientific data at national research meetings, analysis of data using SPSS and SUDAAN and the writing of a dissertation.
1995 to 1997
Research Assistant and University Rains Research Assistant
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California
 
Assess and recruit participants in an effort to validate neuropsychological instruments.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:
Field, C., Caetano, R., & Nelson, S. (In press). Alcohol and violence related cognitive risk factors associated with the perpetration of intimate partner violence. Journal of Family Violence.

Caetano, R., Field, C., & Nelson, S. (2003). Association between childhood physical abuse, exposure to parental violence, and alcohol problems in adulthood. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 18, 240-257.

Caetano, R, Schafer, J., Field, C, & Nelson, S. (2002). Agreement on Reports of Intimate Partner Violence Among White, Black and Hispanic Couples. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 17, 1308-1322.

Caetano, R, Field, C, & Nelson, S. (2002). Association Between Intimate Partner Violence and Help Seeking For Alcohol Problems. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 2, 9-18.

Nelson, S. Panel Member, "Harry Potter and the Wizard Within," Dallas Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology, September 2002.

Nelson, S. Panel Member. "The Sopranos: Dallas Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology Film Forum," April, 2002.

Nelson, S. Clinical Case Presentation to Joseph Weiss, Dallas Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology Spring Workshop, March, 2002.

Caetano, R, Field, C, & Nelson, S. The Association of Intimate Partner Violence and Help Seeking for Alcohol Problems. Research Society on Alcoholism, Poster Session, June 2001, Montreal, Canada.

Field, C, Caetano, R, & Nelson, S. Alcohol and Violence Related Cognitions Associated with the Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence. Research Society on Alcoholism, Poster Session, June 2001, Montreal, Canada.

Nelson, S. (2001). The Intergenerational Transmission of Violence Among White, Black and Hispanic Couples: using history of childhood abuse and witnessing parental violence to predict intimate partner violence in 1615 U.S. couples. Doctoral Dissertation, School of Biomedical Sciences, Dallas, TX, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Caetano, R., Nelson, S., & Cunradi, C. (2001). Intimate Partner Violence, Dependence Symptoms and Social Consequences from Drinking Among White, Black and Hispanic Couples in the United States. The American Journal on Addictions, 10, 60-69.

Nelson, S. "Hope and Despair for the Emerging Practitioner's Professional Life." Dallas Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology, Presentation, October 2000 meeting.

Caetano, R., Nelson, S., Cunradi, C. & Field, C. Child Abuse and Witnessing Parent Abuse in Adults with Alcohol Problems. Research Society on Alcoholism Annual Meeting, Poster Session, June 2000,
Denver, Colorado.

Caetano, R., Nelson, S. & Cunradi, C. Intimate Partner Violence, Dependence Symptoms and Social Consequences from Drinking among White, Black and Hispanic Couples in the United States. (Presented by Raul Caetano). American Psychiatric Association, May 2000, Chicago, Illinois.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
American Group Psychotherapy Association, Member 1999 to Present
Attended Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, 1999
Attended Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, 2000
Attended Annual Meeting and Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, 2001
Attended Annual Meeting and Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2002 & 2003
Attended Annual Meeting and Institute, New York, New York 2004
American Psychological Association, Student Member 1995 to 2001, Member 2001 to Present
Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychologists, Student Member 1998 to 2001, Member 200
Arts Committee, 1998 to Present
Program Committee, Chair, 2002 to 2003, 2004-2005
Executive Committee, Member at large, 2003-2004
President Elect, 2004-2005
REFERENCES: Available upon request
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