PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon
Cohort Two Fellow

Academic Mentor
Phil Fisher
Professor, University of Oregon

Policy Mentor
Heather Scott
Clinical Supervisor and Program Manager of Mental Health Services, Willamette Family

Current Institutional Affiliation
Yale Child Study Center: Postdoctoral Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Child Welfare and Foster Care Systems, Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Families and Family Systems, Mental Health and Well-Being, Grounded Theory, Mixed Methods, Preschool-aged Children, School-aged Children, Maternal Substance Addiction


Dr. Van Scoyoc received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Tale Child Study Center. ADr. Van Scoyoc's research interest is in the promotion of child well-being for children at risk for maltreatment. More specifically she is interested in the design and implementation of early interventions that promote maternal sensitivity, the experiences of adolescent parents, and the use of substances during pregnancy. Dr. Van Scoyoc has a documentary studies background and also has a strong interest in the dissemination of research findings beyond academia. Her clinical training includes cognitive-behavioral therapy for adults, attachment-based interventions for new parents, and a school-readiness program designed for at-risk preschoolers.