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Dr. Susan Scott

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, Russell Lockhart, Ph.D. over the next decade. In 1992 she studied at the North Pacific Institute of Analytical Psychology in Seattle with Mentors Ladson Hinton, MD and Clare Buckland, Ed.D.

After her book, Healing With Nature was published in 2003, Susan’s 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.