Emily Goodman Scott holds a PhD and a MA Ed in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech and a BS from James Madison University. She is a Licensed School Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor and School Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor.
Emily is an Assistant Professor in Counseling at Old Dominion University. Additionally, she has supervised and taught school and clinical mental health counselors-in-training as a doctoral student at Virginia Tech, and was an adjunct professor at both Johns Hopkins University and Old Dominion University.
As a school counselor, Emily opened a new elementary school, designing a school counseling program from infancy using the ASCA National Model.
Emily has provided in-home counseling to children and families, individual and group counseling at a non-profit counseling center, taught as a special education autism teacher, worked as a relief counselor in a substance abuse rehabilitation center for adolescents, and volunteered for a crisis hotline.
Emily is a current board member for the Virginia School Counselor Association and the Treasure for the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors. She served as President of her chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), and was one of ten students nationally chosen annually as a CSI Fellow. She was also selected as a 2011 ACES Emerging Leaders Fellow. Emily was voted Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year 2011, Outstanding 2008 Graduate, Overall Outstanding Leader 2008, and Graduate Student of the Year 2005 by members of her counseling department.
Emily has presented at the national and state level. Her research interests include the school counseling identity and preparation, school counseling consultation, sensory processing disorder, the school counselor/principal relationship, social skills, and prevention (e.g. bullying, substance abuse, and positive behavioral intervention and supports [PBIS]).