Scott Grooms Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling

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Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, United States International University, San Diego, California         

Master of Arts in Marriage, Family, Child Counseling, Pacific Christian College, Fullerton, California

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies – Emphasis in Psychology

California State University, Fullerton, California



Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC32350)

AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Certified Instructor in Couples Communication and Core Communication.

Certified Instructor Prepare/Enrich

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR).  Level 1 and 2

Prepare/Enrich Premarital and Marital Inventory Training



Interpersonal Communication and Therapeutic Qualities

Ethics and the Law

Life Span Development

Supervised Practicum

Christian Principles in MFT



Clinical Member, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Clinical Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.



Education is a process and a relationship for both instructor and student.  My desire is to meet students where they are, and help them get to where they see themselves in the future (both personally and professionally).  My goal for each student is to help them develop their own identity as a clinician and transfer that successfully to the work they do after they leave Hope.