Degrees: PhD (c), BCFT, RSW
Scott McLean, PhD (c), BCFT, RSW is an educator and social/justice service consultant. Scott is a forensic social worker and currently is registered in the province of Alberta and is Board Certified in Forensic Traumatology with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
Scott started his work with youth offenders and as an outreach counsellor with street youth, and has since then worked in a variety of settings working with children, youth, and their families. As an administrator he managed a large social service agency (Mountain Plains) for ten years and then worked at the Alberta Children’s Hospital (Child Abuse/Family Resource) for three years completing family and risk assessments. Mr. McLean began teaching in the Department of Social Work at Mount Royal University in 1994 and worked full-time until 2005 while at the same time consulting completing court ordered assessments as well as counselling.
Mr. McLean and his family (wife and four children) moved to Africa and lived in Kenya for three years (2005-2008) where he and Brenda worked as counselor/teachers at a local school. Since returning to Canada, he is a part-time lecturer at Mount Royal University, an adjunct professor at City University of Seattle, a trainer for the Calgary Police Service - Victim Assistance Unit, and curriculum developer for the Children’s Mental Health and Behavioral Strategies Extension Certificates.
His clinical practice includes: trauma counselling with crime victims, parenting capacity assessments (private and court ordered), and research (divorce and children rights). He was authored a Chapter in a book to be published in 2012, titled Children First: Protecting Their Rights – based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Scott holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology (University of Calgary) Masters degree in Child and Youth Studies (Nova Southeastern University) and is completing his PhD (Psychology) from the University of South Africa.