Timothy Scala, Psy.D., is an Associate Professor and Program Director/Lead Faculty of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development in the Department of Human Services. He also oversees the NSU FCE&SCJ Simulation Program and is the Chair of the Human Services and Criminal Justice Curriculum Committee. In addition, he is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Supervisor.
Dr. Scala received his Doctoral and Masters Degrees in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in psychology from Florida State University. He is also a member of the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Scala has supervised doctoral-level psychology students, interns, and postdoctoral residents within the College of Psychology in the areas of assessment and intervention.
Dr. Scala has had experience providing individual, family, and group therapy, as well as conducting psychological, vocational, and forensic evaluations at a variety of community mental health centers, educational facilities, and through private practice work in the South Florida area. His professional/clinical interests include psychological and psychoeducational assessment, working with the child and adolescent population, behavior modification, anxiety/depression, stress management, and family counseling. He has conducted research and was vital in obtaining grant funding in the areas of adolescent issues, parent training, and working with United States Veterans. His work with victims/survivors of torture and presenting nationally on this topic has been helpful in providing supportive and therapeutic services to this population locally and nationwide.