Becky Bell Scott

PhD, Baylor University
MSW, University of Washington
BS, Abilene Christian University
Full Curriculum Vita
Professional Credentials


Parent Child Interaction Therapy

Research Interests
  • Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care
  • Access to Services for Children
  • Pediatric Externalized Behavior
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
  • Qualitative research methods
Selected Publications 

Scott, B., Gurwitch, R., Messer, E., Young, K., Meyers, D., Kelley, L. (forthcoming). Integrated CARE: Adaptation of Child Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) model for use in integrated behavioral health pediatric clinics. Clinical Pediatrics 

Scott, B., Doss, S., Myers, D., Hess, B. (2018).  Addressing externalized behavioral concerns in primary care:  Listening to the voices of parents. Social Work in Health Care, 58 (1).  

McInnis, B., Scott, B., Pooler, D. (2015). Increasing the use of trauma-sensitive lens for school case managers: a training assessment.  Journal of Adolescent and Family Health, 7(1).

Current Courses & Activities
  • Advanced theories for working with children and families
  • Generalist theory and practice with communities and organizations
  • Art, Children and Disabilities
  • Director of the Integrated Behavioral Health Certificate program
  • Member of the Diversity Initiative in the School of Social Work

Becky Bell Scott, PhD, practiced as a clinical social worker in several contexts including public schools, community mental health and CPS contracted therapy, all focusing on the mental and behavioral health of children and adolescents. She started in the role of full-time lecturer at Baylor School of Social Work in 2009. Prior to this, she filled several adjunct or field instruction appointments including at the University of Georgia and Boston University.

Dr. Scott currently focuses her research, consultation, and practice on social work in primary care health and integrated behavioral health. She has participated in the development of the integrated behavioral health program in the local community health care clinic. Dr. Scott also co-created an integrated behavioral health certification program for clinical social workers. This heavily informs her teaching, allowing her to have her practice inform her teaching and her teaching to inform her practice. She especially enjoys participating in macro solutions to micro-needs of children and ethnic minorities.