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Dr. Ericha Scott
E. Hitchcock Scott, PhD, LPCC917, ATR
Board Advisor, Life Works Foundation
Dr. Ericha Scott has been recognized by The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) with the honorary title of Fellow, for her research, professional presentations, and advocacy for victims of trauma and torture. ISSTD is the oldest professional trauma agency in the world.
Dr. Scott has been a professional in the fields of addiction, trauma, and mental health for 37 years.
She is licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor, as E. Hitchcock Scott, LPCC917 in California. She is an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC), and she is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in California (LAADC is a non-governmental license).
She is a registered art therapist (ATR) and she is a registered expressive arts therapist (REAT).
In 2006, Dr. Scott received the Sierra Tucson treatment center Alumni Recognition Award as one of three staff member recipients, out of 285 employees, to acknowledge the quality of service and helpfulness specific to therapeutic care provided to addiction and trauma patients. The award was nominated by patient graduates via letter and then voted on by an administrative committee.
Her research regarding trauma, dissociation, and self-mutilation was published by the Journal of the Arts in Psychotherapy in 1999 (UCLA). In 2018, she was the lead co-author for two chapters in the book, Integrative Addiction Recovery, published by Oxford University Press and recognized as an Andrew Weil, MD library series book. She has also contributed a chapter in the Taylor and Francis textbook, The Psychology of Addiction, edited by Dr. Bruce Carruth.
She has work experience as a clinical director, graduate-level core faculty member, business owner, curator of exhibitions, college-level photography teacher, keynote presenter, author, artist, and consultant. For eight years she taught creative arts therapies to the Associate Fellows in Andrew Weil’s Center of Complementary Medicine at the University of Arizona.
She is a board member for several agencies including, but not limited to, The Global Art Exchange for Peace, One Recovery, and the non-profit arm of Brass Tacks Recovery. Dr. Scott has been a Keynote Speaker for the WCSAD and she is the Planning Chair for the Creative and Expressive Arts Therapy Track for the WCSAD 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, No. #917
Internationally Certified Advanced Addiction Counselor
Registered Art Therapist (ATR)
Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT)
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An interview with Dr. Ericha Scott conducted by Carolyn Krueger
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