University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Teresa Scott

Behavior Therapy and Psychotherapy Center

Teresa Scott

Teresa Scott
Clinical Assistant Professor

  • B.A. Case Western Reserve University, 2000
  • M.A. Case Western Reserve University, 2003
  • Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University, 2006
  • C.V. (PDF)
Phone: (802) 656-2661
Room: 135

Website: Behavior Therapy & Psychotherapy Center


I work collaboratively with clients using evidenced-based interventions to treat a range of emotional and behavioral problems in children, adolescents, and adults. Specific interventions vary based on the problem being treated but I frequently employ behavioral and cognitive strategies, commonly referred to as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is usually a short-term treatment (typically between 12-20 sessions) that focuses on learning specific skills to reach one's goals. In the course of treatment, clients learn how their cognitions (thoughts), emotions, and behaviors are connected. CBT targets changing either the way a person thinks about a situation or by changing specific behaviors in order to reduce overwhelming emotions. This effective treatment can be used to target anxiety, depression, improve emotion regulation, and ADHD among others.

I am also the supervising psychologist for our clinic’s Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders Specialty Service providing evidence-based, non-pharmacological treatments to help manage tics and related behaviors.

Representative Publications

  • Gaalema, D.E., Linares Scott, T., Heil, S.H., Coyle, M., Kaltenbach, K., Stine, S., Martin, P., & Jones, H. (2012). Differences in the profile of neonatal abstinence syndrome signs in methadone- vs. buprenorphine-exposed neonates. Addiction, 107, Suppl 1, 53-62
  • McLaughlin, A.A., Minnes, S., Singer, L.T., Min, M., Short, E.J., Scott, T.L., Satayathum, S., (2011). Caregiver and self-report of mental health symptoms in 9-year-old cocaine-exposed children. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 33(5), 582-591.
  • Heil, S.H., Linares Scott, T.J., & Higgins, S.T. (2009). An overview of principles of effective treatment of substance use disorders and their potential application to pregnant cigarette smokers. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 104S, S106-S114.
  • Linares Scott, T.J., Heil, S.H., Higgins, S.T., Badger, G., & Bernstein, I.M. (2009). Depressive symptoms predict smoking status among pregnant women. Addictive Behaviors, 34, 705-708.
  • Heil, S.H. & Linares Scott, T.J. (2007). Voucher-based reinforcement therapy for drug-dependent pregnant women. Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems, 9(2), 27-38.
  • Linares, T.J., Singer, L.T., Kirchner, H.L., Oh Min, M., Short, E.J., Hussy, P., Minnes, S. (2006). Mental health outcomes in cocaine-exposed children at six years of age. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31(1), 85-97.
  • Linares Scott, T.J. & Feeny, N. Relapse prevention techniques in the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders: A case example. (2006). Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 36(4), 151-157.

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