PhD, Lesley University; MSW, Smith College

Research Interests

Trauma; dissociative disorders; spirituality, expressive therapies; psychoanalytic therapies; psychiatric rehabilitation; the recovery movement; severe mental illness; human development; educational psychology


Dr. Scotten received her Ph.D. in Educational Studies at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., and her postdoctoral fellowship at Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She received her MSW from Smith College’s School for Social Work in 1981. She currently serves as a faculty member in Walden’s PhD in Human Services program in the School of Social Work and Human Services. Dr. Scotten’s diverse 28-year professional career has included clinical practice, administration, supervision, and teaching.