Dr. Nicholas Scull


Dr. Nicholas Scull is licensed in the United States, as both a psychologist and clinical social worker. He has many years of clinical experience working across a range of different settings and institutions, including the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Swarthmore College, as well as a number public schools and community mental health centers. He has specialized training in providing culturally competent psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and psychoeducational assessment.

Previously, Dr. Scull held an academic appointment at the American University of Kuwait as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and as the Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He currently holds an appointment as an Adjunct Professor at Lehigh University in the College of Education. Dr. Scull is a member of the American Psychological Association, including Divisions 17 (Counseling Psychology), 48 (Peace Psychology), and 52 (International Psychology).

Dr. Scull was trained and educated in the United States, receiving his Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Bryn Mawr College, and his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology (with a minor specialization in Educational Psychology) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA, and holds professional certificates in Internet Addiction & the Psychology of the Web; Aging and Mental Health from Boston University; and Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis from the Silver School of Social Work at New York University (NYU).

Education and Training
  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison; APA Accredited
  • M.S.S., Social Work, Bryn Mawr College, Specialization: Clinical Social Work; CSWE Accredited
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Arizona
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California Los Angeles, Counseling and Psychological Services; Specialty areas: College student mental health; assessment; clinical supervision
  • APA-accredited Predoctoral Internship, University of California Los Angeles, Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Postgraduate Fellow: Swarthmore College, Psychological Services Department; Specialty area: Psychodynamic psychotherapy
Specialty Interests
  • Individual, couples, and family therapy utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior therapy, and integrative approaches
  • Personality and psycho-educational assessments for learning disabilities and ADHD
  • Therapy: Adolescents and adults
  • Testing: All ages
  • Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, chronic mental health concerns, eating disorders, identity concerns (e.g., sexual orientation), marriage/divorce, relationship concerns, self-esteem, substance abuse, trauma/PTSD, addiction, anger, and educational psychology
  • NYU: Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Boston University: Professional Certificate in Aging and Mental Health
  • Behavioral Tech; Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • The Gottman Relationship Institute: Levels I & II
  • The Zur Institute: Certificate in Internet Addiction & the Psychology of the Web
  • Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis, 2002 - 2004


Professional Membership
  • United States Licensing: Licensed Psychologist: RI PS01188, Licensed Clinical Social Worker: PA CW016512
  • American Psychological Association
  • Division 17 (Counseling Psychology)
  • Division 48 (Peace Psychology)
  • Division 52 (International Psychology)
  • President – Middle East Psychological Association, 2011-2013

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