Michael Scott is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a child custody mediator. He has been a therapist since 1982 and maintains a private practice in Santa Cruz, CA. Since 1985, Michael has served as a child custody mediator for The County of Santa Cruz Superior Court. He is an educator offering workshops both nationally and internationally on marriage, divorce, parenting, education, personal and professional development, conflict resolution, and the developmental needs of children.
- LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, Santa Cruz, CA
Therapist. Private practice working with families, couples, groups, and individuals. Presentations dealing with issues
of codependency, abuse, addiction, divorce, developmental needs of children, job burn-out, single parenting,
shared parenting, and sacred couple relationships.
Child Custody Mediator. Child custody dispute resolution.
Co-Parent Counselor. Communication skills for divorced couples.
Collaborative Law Child Specialist.Working with divorcing couples regarding the needs of their child(ren).
Special Master/Parent Coordinator, Superior Court, Santa Cruz, CA.Working with divorcing couples regarding the needs of their child(ren).
- CONSULTANT/WRITER, Santa
Developed modules and wrote trainers' manual for Santa Clara County, CA
Substance Prevention Department, County Mental Health, dealing
with middle and junior high school cross-curriculum application of Lions-Quest, "Skills for Adolescence."
- QUEST INTERNATIONAL,
Senior Trainer. Workshop facilitation for educators, parents, and community leaders.
Trainer of Trainers. Evaluation and assessment of national and affiliate trainers for the Lions-Quest programs.
- DEL MAR MIDDLE SCHOOL,
Santa Cruz, CA
School Counselor. Crisis intervention, referrals to appropriate agencies, administrative responsibilities,
and presentations to faculty, parents, and community.
- FAMILY MEDIATION SERVICE,
Santa Cruz, CA
Child Custody Mediator. Child custody dispute resolution for Superior Court, County of Santa Cruz, CA.
Divorce Education Workshop Facilitator. Presentations dealing with the impact of divorce on both children and
adults, to all parents in Santa Cruz who are divorcing.
- YOUTH AND FAMILY COUNSELING
SERVICES, Santa Cruz, CA
1984-1985. Counselor II. Counseling adolescence and their families. Crisis and long term intervention.
1983-1984. Intern Counselor.
- POPPER-KEIZER: ADVANCED
SCHOOL FOR GIFTED CHILDREN, Santa Cruz, CA
Counselor and Educator. Developed reading curriculum for first through fourth grades. Developed, administered,
and taught Physical Education curriculum for first through eight grades. Responsible for Pupil Personnel Services.
Administered and interpreted WISC-R. for research purposes. Developed Health Science curriculum for grades
six through eight.
Educator. Self-contained classroom grades one through four.
History. Grades three through eight.
Physical Education. Grades one through eight.
Counselor. Grades kindergarten through eight.
Health Science Grades six through eight.
- SAN QUENTIN PRISON, San
Yoga Instructor and Facilitator. Working with inmates in maximum security.
- BOARD OF EDUCATION, New
Attendance Counselor and Caseworker, Bureau of Attendance. Worked with chronic truants and their families.
- OFFICE OF ECONOMIC
OPPORTUNITY, Brooklyn, NY
Director/Administrator. Responsible for the summer anti-poverty program in the Bushwick
section of Brooklyn, NY.
- SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
Graduate Work/Degree....Counselor Education/MA
Pupil Personnel Service/PPS
Required courses for MFT
- LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY
Marriage and Family Therapist. #MFC21082.
- Pupil Personnel Service Credential. Clear.
- Community College Counseling Credential. Life.
- Single Subjects Teaching Credential (Physical Education). Clear.
- Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential. Life.
- SANTA CRUZ CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL
1995-1997 - Chairperson
1994-1995 - Vice Chairperson
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - Santa Cruz Chapter
- Association of Family Court Conciliators
- Academy of Professional Family Mediators (Founding Member – Advanced Mediator)