Diane Scotland-Coogan, LCSW, PhD
Diane Scotland-Coogan, LCSW, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Masters in Social Work program teaching advanced clinical practice courses. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from Saint Leo University, her Master's in Social Work (MSW) from the University of South Florida, and her Doctorate in Psychology from Capella University. Dr. Scotland-Coogan is a certified clinical supervisor for the state of Florida, overseeing masters level clinicians seeking licensure. Trauma has been the main focus of her professional practice, with children and families, veterans and first responders. She is trained in both Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) for addressing trauma. She has conducted and published research in the area of animal-assisted therapy and relaxation techniques to attenuate symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. This research has led to the creation of two nonprofit organizations working with veterans and first responders with posttraumatic stress disorder and their families. Dr. Scotland-Coogan has also written a chapter in the Social Work Desk Reference on clinical practice work with military families. Dr.Scotland-Coogan was voted Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers.