Jenna Scott, Ph.D.

Teaching Faculty


Get to know Dr. Scott


I am passionate about inspiring students to understand and address the major challenges facing our communities. Drawing on a family systems perspective, I am interested in reducing mental health symptoms in individuals, and working with families to eliminate negative patterns. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor, I remain clinically active, working with individuals, couples, and families, and supervising therapists. I enjoy incorporating my clinical experiences and research into my courses.


  • B.S., Family and Child Sciences, Florida State University
  • M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Northwestern University
  • Ph.D, Marriage and Family Therapy, Florida State University

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

Holtrop, K., McNeil, S., & Scott, J. C. (2015). Associations between positive parenting practices and child externalizing behavior in underserved latino immigrant families. Family Process.

Holtrop, K., Scott, J. C., Parra-Cardona, J. R., Smith, S. M., Smittel, E., Larance, L. Y. (2015). Exploring factors that contribute to positive change in a diverse, group-based male batterer intervention program: Using qualitative data to inform implementation and adaptation efforts. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Holtrop, K., Chaviano, C. L., Scott, J. C., & McNeil Smith, S. (2015). Identifying relevant components to include in a parenting intervention for homeless families in transitional housing: Using parent input to inform adaptation effortsAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry.


  • Research Fellow, Mind and Life Institute
  • Mary W. Hicks Scholarship
  • AAMFT Minority Fellowship Grant