Mental Health & Wellness

Nicholas Scull
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FAWSEC Medical General Manager, Clinical Psychologist
Ph.D., L.C.S.W

I have worked as a U.S. licensed mental health provider for more than 20 years, specializing with young adults through the lifespan and couples. I utilize an integrative approach incorporating psychodynamic psychotherapy, humanistic, EFT, CBT, and mindfulness-based interventions. I enjoy helping individuals, couples, and families address a multitude of mental health concerns. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in therapy, thus my style is empathic, insight oriented, interactive, and interpersonally focused. I enjoy building close, nonjudgmental relationships with clients and feel immense amounts of gratitude and happiness when I see clients reach their goals and feel better about themselves, their relationships, and their lives.

Prior to joining FSHN, I worked across various clinical settings including community mental health centers, K-12 schools, and university settings such as the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Swarthmore College, and Suffolk University. Over the course of my career, I have also held various academic titles and positions. I previously worked as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and the Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Kuwait, and I currently hold a position as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Education at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA, where I teach graduate level courses in counseling psychology. I have also published various research studies generally focused on international psychology and regularly present at international conferences and events.

In addition to my clinical role at FSHN, I am also the General Manager of FAWSEC Medical, the nonprofit organization that oversees FSHN and future subsidiaries. In this capacity, I work closely with FSHN management on various aspects of FSHN’s operation and expanding FAWSEC Medical into new healthcare ventures. I very much appreciate my administrative role because it gives me the privilege of being able to serve Kuwait at the community level by growing and improving healthcare service delivery.

I earned a master’s degree in Clinical Service Operations from Harvard University (Harvard Medical School), a master’s degree in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (with a specialization in Educational Psychology) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship and a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA. I have also earned postgraduate certificates from Harvard University (Harvard Medical School), Cornell University, NYU, and Boston University. I very much enjoy being a psychologist and helping others. I am consistently honored by the strength, courage, vulnerability, and trust clients demonstrate in therapy with me- it is truly a humbling gift.

Education and Training
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison; APA Accredited
M.S., Clinical Service Operations, Harvard University (Harvard Medical School)
M.S.S., Social Work, Bryn Mawr College, Specialization: Clinical Social Work; CSWE Accredited
B.A., Psychology, University of Arizona
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California Los Angeles, Counseling and Psychological Services; Specialty areas: College Student Mental Health
APA-accredited Predoctoral Internship, University of California Los Angeles, Counseling and Psychological Services
Specialty Interests
Individuals, couples, and family therapy, using psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, emotionally-focused therapy, and integrative approaches
Mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, identity concerns (e.g., sexual orientation), couples counseling, relationship concerns, self-esteem, substance abuse, trauma, addiction, anger, and educational psychology
Therapeutic use of psychedelics
Harvard University (Harvard Medical School): Leadership in Medicine
Cornell University: Strategic Healthcare Leadership
University of Texas-Austin: Nonprofit Management
New York University (NYU): Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis
University at Albany, School of Public Health: Certificate in Foundations in Public Health
John’s Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health: Psychological First Aid
Boston University: Professional Certificate in Aging and Mental Health
Behavioral Tech; Dialectical Behavior Therapy
The Gottman Relationship Institute: Levels I & II
Trained in Emotionally-focused therapy (EFT)
Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis: Training in Modern Psychoanalysis (2002 – 2004)
Professional Memberships
United States Licensing: Licensed Psychologist: RI and MA. Licensed Clinical Social Worker: PA
Board of Advisors; Bryn Mawr College, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
American Psychological Association
Division 17 (Counseling Psychology)
Division 48 (Peace Psychology)
Division 52 (International Psychology)
Founder and Former President (2011-2013) of the Middle East Psychological Association
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