Hyman, Scott M., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Doctoral Project Coordinator Psy.D. Program Doctoral Program Department
Dr. Scott M. Hyman was born and raised in Queens, New York City. He graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1998 with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in Spanish. He earned his Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University in 2003 after completing his pre-doctoral internship at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology (Rotations included the VA Outpatient Clinic, Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, and National Center for PTSD).
From 2003 to 2009 Dr. Hyman was at the Yale University School of Medicine, first as a postdoctoral fellow (supported by a NIH funded National Research Service Award) and then as a junior faculty member. He was the Project Director for a Phase II clinical trial designed to test the efficacy of using lofexidine to enhance naltrexone treatment for opioid dependence. He was also a member of the Yale Stress Center and Interdisciplinary Research Consortium on Stress, Self-Control, and Addiction (IRCSSA) which conducts cutting edge, interdisciplinary research to examine the biological and psychological mechanisms underlying human responses to stress and the role of self-control in driving unhealthy and addictive behaviors. His scholarly work has been primarily concerned with understanding the links between stress, traumatic stress, coping styles, drug cravings, and the course of substance use disorders, and he has authored a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in this area. In addition to his scholarly activities, he also functioned as a clinician, educator, and supervisor providing psychotherapy to substance dependent individuals at the Substance Abuse Treatment Unit (SATU) of the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC) and teaching medical students and supervising psychology interns at Yale University.
Dr. Hyman recently relocated to Miami and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Psy.D. program at Carlos Albizu University and serves as the program's Doctoral Project Coordinator.