Scott Woolley

Scott Woolley | Distinguished Professor

  • California School of Professional Psychology

  • Marital and Family Therapy (PsyD)
  • San Diego Campus

Research Interests

Emotionally Focused Therapy; couples therapy, courtship, marriage, MFT process and outcome research; observational research; cultural issues in couple relationships; MFT supervision processes; MFT therapy training; religion, chemical dependency

Biography

Dr. Scott Woolley is a Distinguished Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy program at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. He is the executive director of the Alliant Couple and Family Clinic and is a founder and Director of the San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the Training and Research Institute for EFT at Alliant (TRI EFT Alliant).
Dr. Woolley has trained therapists in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy in many areas of the world, including Canada, Chili, England, Finland, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, The Netherlands, and throughout the U.S., and works closely with Dr. Susan Johnson, founder of EFT. He also worked with Family Therapy Founders Jay Haley and James Framo earlier in his career.

Dr. Woolley earned a B.S. in Economics and an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University. Dr. Woolley is an AAMFT Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor, and a Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer.

Education

  • PhD; Marriage and Family Therapy, Texas Tech University
  • MS; Marriage and Family Therapy, Birgham Young University
  • BS; Economics, Brigham Young University

Courses

  • PSY 7324 Advanced MFT Research
  • PSY 6310 Ethics, the Law, and MFT: Professional Issues
  • PSY 7321 Supervision Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • PSY 7320 Supervision of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • PSY 7810 Advanced Doctoral Seminar: Advanced Marital Therapy
  • PSY 7810 Advanced Doctoral Seminar: Effective Practice in MFT
  • PSY 7317 Couple Therapy
  • PSY 6350 Practicum in MFT
  • PSY 6315 Marital & Divorce Therapy
  • PSY 6313 Family Therapy Techniques
  • PSY 6312 Theories of Marital and Family Therapy
  • PSY 8317 Advanced Couple Therapy
  • PSY 6308 Interviewing Techniques & Lab

Publications

2009

Johnson, S., & Woolley, S. R. (2009). Emotionally focused couple therapy: An attachment based treatment. In G.O. Gabbard (Ed.), Textbook of psychotherapeutic treatments. (pp. 553-579). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.

2008

Caldwell, B. E., & Woolley, S. R. (2008). Marriage and family therapists' endorsement of myths about marriage. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 36, 367-387.

2008

Caldwell, B. E. & Woolley, S. R. (2008). Marriage and family therapists' attitudes toward marriage. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 7(4), 321-336.

2007

Woolley, S. R. (2007). The revolution in couples therapy. The California Psychologist, 40 (1), 12-15.

2007

Caldwell, B. E., Woolley, S. R., & Caldwell, C. J. (2007). Preliminary estimates of cost-effectiveness for marital therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 33(3), 392-405.

2006

Reid, R. & Woolley, S. R. (2006). Using emotionally focused therapy for couples to resolve attachment ruptures created by hypersexual behavior. Journal of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, 13, 219-239.

2006

Woolley, S. R. & Johnson, S. (2006). Creating secure connections: Emotionally focused therapy. Japanese Journal of Addiction & Family, 23 (2), 329-346.

2005

Johnson, S., Bradley, B., Furrow, J., Lee, A., Palmer, G., Tilley, D., & Woolley, S. R. (2005). Becoming an EFT therapist: The workbook. New York: Brunner-Routledge.

2005

Woolley, S. R. & Johnson, S. (2005). Creating secure connections: Emotionally focused couples therapy. In J. Lebow (Ed.), Handbook of clinical family therapy (pp.384-405). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

2004

Woolley, S. R. (2004). Interview with Dr. Scott R. Woolley. Japanese Journal of Addiction & Family, 21(3), 241-247.

2002

Woolley, S. R. (2002). In memory of James L. Framo: A personal note. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 28 (1), 3-4.

2000

Woolley, S. R., Butler, M. H., & Wampler, K. S. (2000). Unraveling change in therapy: Three different process research methodologies. American Journal of Family Therapy, 28 (4), 311-329.

2000

Woolley, S. R. (2000). Becoming an AAMFT approved supervisor. AAMFT-CA News, 8(2), 1-1.

1996

Woolley, S. R. (1996). Enactments in couple therapy: A process-oriented investigation. CAL-AAMFT News, 4(4), 1-4.

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Guanipa, C. L. & Woolley, S. R. (2000). Gender bias in therapists' conceptualization of couple difficulty. American Journal of Family Therapy, 28(2), 181-192.

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