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Meet the Existentialists

Scott Kiser
Scott Kiser

Scott Kiser, PhD

Scott Kiser holds an MA in Marriage & Family Therapy from George fox University and a PhD in Psychology from Saybrook University.

He has worked as a professional therapist in both community agency and private practice settings and has taught as an adjunct professor at the undergraduate and graduate levels within academia.

Scott currently teaches in the social sciences department at Clackamas Community College and in the graduate school of professional psychology at University of the Rockies. He is the recipient of the 2004 Rollo May Scholarship Award from Saybrook University as well as the 2005 Jourard Memorial Student Award from the Division of Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and has published articles in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and the Humanistic Psychologist. He is also co-authoring, with Dr. Tom Greening, the Existential Orientation Survey, an existential assessment instrument that they are developing for publication and professional use.

Scott is passionately committed to the values and vision of existential-humanistic psychology and his essential research and scholarly interests concern the phenomenon of “redemptive suffering,” an expanded view of resiliency in which painful life experiences become sources of constructive transformation.

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