Dr. Susan Mortweet Van Scoyoc is a best-selling author for the American Psychological Association. She shares her research-based and clinical knowledge about treatments for pediatric health issues with her fellow healthcare professionals. Professionals all over the world use her textbook, Treatments that Work: Empirically Supported Strategies for Managing Childhood Problems, to teach others about these treatments. Dr. Van Scoyoc is also the co-author of a book for parents, Parenting That Works: Building Skills That Last a Lifetime, looking to build confidence in their child-rearing skills. This book is translated into at least four languages, encouraging parents all over the world to focus on the skills their children need to reach their potential. Her latest book, Navigating Negativity, was inspired by the many children she sees in her practice who default to negative thinking when faced with daily stressors, big or small. Her publications help parents and the professionals who serve them reduce the impact of behavioral and emotional problems and give kids a fighting chance at the bright future they deserve.
Dr. Van Scoyoc is a board-certified, licensed psychologist with years of clinical experience with families and children. She worked for over a decade at Children's Mercy Hospital in the Kansas City area serving children with and without medical conditions. Currently, she is practicing at Pediatric Associates of University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.
Dr. Van Scoyoc is married and has two children. In addition to writing, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family.