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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 received my master’s degree in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College and my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (with a specialization in Educational Psychology) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am currently working on my second master’s degree at Harvard University (Harvard Medical School) in Clinical Service Operations. 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.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
Postgraduate Fellow: Swarthmore College, Psychological Services Department; specialty area: Psychodynamic psychotherapy
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
Certifications
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
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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