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Timothy Scala, Psy.D., C.F.C.

Timothy Scala
Assistant Professor/Licensed Clinical Supervisor
Program Director; B.S. In Recreational Therapy
Dept. of Justice and Human Services
(954) 262-8705 tscala@nova.edu
Office: Mailman-Hollywood 320

Education

  • Psy.D. Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S. Nova Southeastern University
  • B.S. Florida State University

Professional Interests

Timothy Scala, Psy.D., is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreational Therapy in Nova Southeastern University’s Department of Justice and Human Services. He is also a Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Supervisor at the School-related Psychological Assessments and Clinical Interventions (SPACI) clinic within the College of Psychology. He received his Doctoral and Masters Degrees in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in psychology from Florida State University. Dr. Scala is also a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American College of Forensic Examiners in which he is a Certified Forensic Consultant (CFC).

Dr. Scala also supervises doctoral level psychology students, interns, and postdoctoral residents within the College of Psychology in the areas of assessment and intervention. He has had experience providing individual, family, and group therapy, as well as conducting psychological, vocational, and forensic evaluations at a variety of community mental health centers, educational facilities, and through private practice work in the South Florida area. His professional/clinical interests include psychological and psychoeducational assessment, working with the child and adolescent population, behavior modification, anxiety/depression, stress management, and family counseling. He has conducted research and was vital in obtaining grant funding in the areas of adolescent issues, parent training, and working with United States Veterans.  His work with victims/survivors of torture and presenting nationally on this topic has been helpful in providing supportive and therapeutic services to this population locally and nationwide.

Areas of Academic Focus

  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Psychological and psychoeducational assessment
  • Counseling and Mental Health Issues
  • Supervision

Courses Taught

  • RT 1100 Recreational Therapy: Theory and Foundations
  • HS 1100 Social Issues and Human Services Delivery Systems
  • HSDD 5300 Legal and Ethical Issues in Disability
  • HSDD 5320 Students with Disabilities in Higher Education
  • SLP 6091 Multicultural and Counseling Issues
  • CJI 6930 Family Dynamics: Motivation, Support, and Communications
  • HCP 6610 Survey of Exceptionalities of Children and Youth
  • HCP 6620 Inclusive Education for Exceptional Students
  • HCP 6710 Family Systems
  • HCP 6760 Assessment and Evaluation of Family Support Systems

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