David Scott

Education

PhD, North Carolina State University; MS, Western Carolina University; BA, University of North Carolina–Wilmington.

Research Interests

Identity development, at-risk youth, clinical counseling

Background

Dr. Scott is currently a quantitative researcher, professional counselor, and associate professor in a counselor education program. He is a licensed professional counselor and a member of the American Counseling Association, the National Career Development Association, and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. He is the president-elect of the South Carolina Counseling Association. Dr. Scott has worked in a variety of settings over the past 20 years, including an inpatient hospital, an outpatient counseling center, and in private practice. He has published research articles in the areas of identity development, at-risk youth, and residential placements, and recently coauthored a textbook for SAGE on counselors as consultants. Before entering academia, he was a director for a large nonprofit agency that provided continuum of care services for at-risk youth and their families. Dr. Scott became a contributing faculty member in Walden’s School of Counseling in 2014.

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