» Dr. Ronald Scott
Professor Emeritus

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; Psychology
Dr. Ronald Scott
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Biography

Dr. Scott joined the Chapman faculty as Assistant Professor in 1979 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1981 and to full Professor in 1986.  Upon his retirement in 2011 he was awarded Professor Emeritus status by the University President on recommendation of the senior faculty.  Previously, he had served six years as Professor/Chair of Psychology and Director of the Student Counseling Center at Huntington University in Indiana.  At Chapman Dr. Scott was Chair the psychology department from 1985-1989 and was on the steering committee of the American Psychological Association’s Council of Chairs of Undergraduate Psychology Departments. In the 80’s and 90’s Dr. Scott founded and directed a cross-cultural psychology exchange program between Chapman and Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico City.  Over 400 students participated in thirteen exchanges.  This program was recognized in the APA Division 2 Journal of Teaching of Psychology.

Education: 
University of Indianapolis, Bachelor of Science
University of Saint Francis, Master of Science in Psychology
California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley. Ph.D.

Teaching

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Clinical Issues in Human Diversity
  • Clinical Supervision

 Research and Creative Work

 Dr. Scott’s primary research interest is in the area of clinical assessment of personality and psychopathology.  Specifically, his work utilizes the MMPI-2 and MMPI-A (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory), which has long been considered to be the preeminent self-report inventory with over 19,000 publications and use in over 75 countries.  His MMPI research is in two main areas:  1.  Application of the instrument with specific clinical populations such as incest families, eating disorders, earthquake victims and cocaine users.  2.  Normalization and use of the MMPI-2/A in select countries and cultures including Spain, Mexico, Columbia, Peru and Puerto Rico.  He collaborated with local psychologists on data collection and he also conducted MMPI2/A workshops at their universities.  Dr. Scott a co-author with Dr. James Butcher (University of Minnesota) of Hispanic MMPI-A Manual, University of Minnesota Press.  He also served as a reviewer of MMPI articles for the APA Journal of Psychological Assessment, 1995-1998.

In 1995/2005 Dr. Scott was producer, writer and narrator of a comprehensive educational video series titled Psychotherapy with Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Clients.  This seven program series featured the contributions of 27 leading scholars and mental health professionals in LGBT psychology. It won several awards and was shown at both the American Psychological Association and the Western Psychological Association conventions.  The series has been distributed to over 1500 universities, clinics, hospitals and practitioners in six different countries. 

 Awards and Licensure

  • Psychologist License, State of California
  • American Psychological Association, Division 44: “Distinguished Contribution to Education and Training” LGBT Video Series
  • Chapman Valerie Scudder Award: “Excellence in Teaching, Scholarly Activities and Service to the University and Community”
  • Chapman Associated Students Pride Award 2010: “…pursuit of equity by commitment to the LGBTQ community”
  • Western Psychological Association: Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Film (of 35 shown) WPA Convention, 1996.
  • Universidad Nacional de San Agustin (Peru): “Honorary Psychology Faculty” for MMPI training of Latin American psychologists

 Selected Research Publications and Educational Videos

 Scott, R. L. & Stone, D. A.  (1986).   MMPI profile constellations in incest families.                

        Journal of  Consulting and Clinical Psychology.  54, 364-368.
 
Scott, R. L. & Baroffio,  J.  (1986).   An analysis of similarities and differences in three     
       classifications of eating disorders:  anorexia nervosa, bulimia and morbid    
       obesity.  Journal of Clinical Psychology. 42,  708-713.
 
Scott, R. L.  & Flowers, J. V.  (1988).  Betrayal by the mother as a factor contributing
       to psychological disturbance in victims of father-daughter incest:  An MMPI
       analysis.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.  6,  147-154.
 
Lucio G., E. , Reyes-Lagunes & Scott, R. L.  (1994).  MMPI-2  for Mexico: Translation
       and adaptation.  Journal of Personality Assessment.  63, 105-116.
 
Scott, R. L. & Mamani, W.  (2000).  The MMPI-2 in Peru:  A normative study.  Journal
        of Personality Assessment74,  95-105.
 
Butcher, J. N.; Scott, R. L.; Ellertsen, B., Ubostad, B.; Bubb, E.; Lucio, et al
       (2000).   International case studies on the MMPI-A:  An objective
       approach.  Minneapolis:  University of Minnesota Press.
 
Scott, R. L., Butcher, J. N., Young, T, & Gomez, N.  (2002).   The Hispanic MMPI-A
       across five countries.  Journal of Clinical Psychology  58, 407-417.
 
Scott, R. L., Knoth, R., Beltran-Quiones, M., & Gomez, N.  (2003).  Assessment of
       psychological functioning in adolescent earthquake victims in Colombia using
       the MMPI-A.  Journal of Traumatic Stress16, 49-57.
 
Scott, R. L. & Mamani Pampa, W.  (2008).  MMPI-A  in Peru: Adaptation and
       normalization. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology. 8, 719-
 
Scott, R. L., Flowers, J. V., Bulnes, A, Olmstead, E., & Carbajal-Madrid, P.  (2009).             
       English-speaking and Spanish-speaking domestic violence perpetrators.   Journal
       of Interpersonal  Violence.  11.
 
Scott, R.L. (Producer/Writer/Narrator).  (1995/2005).  "Psychotherapy with Gay and
       Lesbian Clients" (Seven program educational video series).  Buendia
       Productions.
       Program 1:  "Historical Perspective"
       Program 2:  "Individual Assessment and Psychotherapy"
       Program 3:  "Relationship, Family and Couples Counseling”
       Program 4:  "The Coming Out Process"
       Program 5:  "The Bisexual Experience"
       Program 6:  “Diversity and Multiple Identities”
       Program 7:  “Sexual Minority Adolescents”                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott, R. L., Flowers, J. V., Bulnes, A, Olmstead, E., & Carbajal-Madrid, P. (2009). English-speaking and Spanish-speaking domestic violence perpetrators. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 11.

 

Scott, R. L. & Mamani Pampa, W. (2008). MMPI-A in Peru: Adaptation and normalization.. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology. 8, 719-732.

 

Scott, R. L. (Producer/writer). (2005, August). Psychotherapy with gay and lesbian client (2nd ed.). Video series presented at the convention of the American Psychological Association Convention, Hawaii.

 

Scott, R. L. (Producer/writer). (2005, April). Psychotherapy with gay and lesbian clients (2nd ed.) Video series presented at the convention of the Western Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco (CA).

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Scott, R. L., Flowers, J. V., Bulnes, A, Olmstead, E., & Carbajal-Madrid, P. (2009). English-speaking and Spanish-speaking domestic violence perpetrators. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 11.
Scott, R. L. & Mamani Pampa, W. (2008). MMPI-A in Peru: Adaptation and normalization.. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology. 8, 719-732.
Scott, R. L. (Producer/writer). (2005, August). Psychotherapy with gay and lesbian client (2nd ed.). Video series presented at the convention of the American Psychological Association Convention, Hawaii.
Scott, R. L. (Producer/writer). (2005, April). Psychotherapy with gay and lesbian clients (2nd ed.) Video series presented at the convention of the Western Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco (CA).