BJ Scott, PsyD
Dr. BJ Scott (she/her) is a psychologist specializing in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation psychology. She currently works out of Legacy Emanuel’s Neurology department, where she works with patients who have experienced concussion and are having intense and/or prolonged symptoms. In this setting, she has provided small-group post-concussion educational sessions, individual consultation and treatment, supervision and training of psychology doctoral students, and small-group educational treatment for patients with entrenched symptoms. In order to increase availability for concussion treatment, she recently left Legacy Good Samaritan’s Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon (RIO), where she worked with inpatients with a variety of medical conditions including severe brain injury. She was previously a tenured professor at Pacific University’s School of Graduate Psychology, where she taught neuropsychology and rehab/health psychology classes. Over the years, she has taught workshops locally and nationally for psychologists as well as allied health care professionals about how to help patients recover from concussion. See a select list here of her presentations.
Dr. Scott’s passion for helping others navigate concussion recovery began in her private practice (2010 to 2016), where she applied evidence-based strategies to help patients have quicker and more complete recoveries. In 2018, she worked to establish the Concussion and Head Injury Clinic within Legacy Health to provide direct patient services as well as train neuropsychology and health psychology practicum students to work with those with history of concussion. Over the years, through listening to patient stories and helping them to discover strategies for success, she developed easily understandable educational strategies that empower patients to take an active and informed stance in shaping their own recoveries. Dr. Scott founded the Concussion Education Center and developed additional educational materials to provide helpful resources to patients being treated by other medical providers as well as to broaden educational resources for a variety of health care professionals who treat patients with history of mild traumatic brain injury.
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