J. Scott Fraser, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with a career path of nearly 40 years of clinical practice, supervision, training, and academic teaching.
He has served as director of internship training, associate dean, and director of clinical training and as professor of clinical psychology in the nationally ranked and pioneering doctoral program at the School of Professional Psychology at the Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Before that, he was director of a crisis/brief therapy center in a large general hospital setting for 14 years.
He is a Diplomat in Family Therapy through the American Board of Professional Psychology and an approved supervisor in the founders' track of the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy.
Dr. Fraser has presented and trained therapists in the United States, Europe, and Asia over the course of his long career.
His recent writing focuses on integrating evidence-based approaches to psychotherapy. A demonstration interview DVD titled The Process of Change in Integrative Psychotherapy, which uses the process model described in this book, is also available through the APA Systems of Psychotherapy Video Series.
The treatment manual, Integrative Families and Systems Treatment (I-FAST): A Strengths-Based Common Factors Approach (Oxford Press, 2014), which he coauthored, represents the first research-based manual for teaching and practicing a moderated common factors approach to at-risk youth and families in community settings. His related book, coauthored with Andrew D. Solovey, Second-Order Change in Psychotherapy: The Golden Thread That Unifies Effective Treatments (APA Books, 2007), applies this integrative model across all evidence-supported approaches to psychotherapy. His most recent book, Unifying Effective Psychotherapies: Tracing the Process of Change (APA Books, 2018), has been selected as one of eight outstanding APA Books now available for book-based continuing education credits through the American Psychological Association.
Now serving as emeritus professor, Dr. Fraser continues to write, train, and supervise through these models.