Scott Irwin PhD, CTTS,

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Scott Irwin PhD, CTTS, 

  • Functional Medicine

  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine

  • Transpersonal Psychology

  • Grof Holotropic Breathwork™

  • Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis

  • Naturopathic & Sacred Medicine

  • Therapeutic Laser for Pain Reduction

  • Nicotine Dependence & Treatment

 

Dr Scott is a Public Health Professional that has worked with more than 10,000 patients over the past two decades.  He is devoted to helping his patients achieve optimal health through personal transformation.   Dr. Scott is a practitioner of Functional Medicine, Complementary & Alternative Medicine and Transpersonal Psychology – all philosophical approaches that are designed to help treat the whole person, not just the disease.

 

  • Transpersonal Psychology is a humanistic approach to therapy that was developed by American psychologist, Abraham Maslow and Czech psychiatrist Stanislav Grof in the 1960s.  Ultimately, in Transpersonal Psychology healing and growth is approached through recognition of the centrality of self.

“I have been powerfully influenced by the great insights and in-person training from Stanislav Grof, the founder of Holiotropic Breathwork™.  Grof and his colleagues, Abraham Maslow, Aldous Huxley and Ram Dass,  pioneered ground-breaking research into the use of non-ordinary states of consciousness for purposes of exploring, healing, and obtaining growth and insights into the human psyche.”  – Dr Scott

Dr. Scott’s work incorporates Transpersonal Psychology with other alternative healing modalities including Holiotropic Breathwork™ and the use of sacred Amazonian plant medicines such as Ayahuasca – an entheogenic brew made out of Banisteriopsis caapi vine and other ingredients. The brew is used as a traditional spiritual medicine in ceremonies among the Indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin and is currently gaining popularity in the United States.

Dr Scott received his training in extracting functional and nutritional information from his patients’ blood tests from Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Dicken Weatherby, a world leading expert in Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis and  author of the  bestselling book “Blood Chemistry and CBC Analysis – Clinical Laboratory Testing from a Functional Perspective“ –  a seminal text for medical students on the functional analysis of blood test results.

Since 2007, Dr. Scott has been developing acclaimed tobacco cessation programs for the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in world-renown hospitals, federal community health centers, state correctional institutions, homeless shelters, substance abuse treatment centers, mental health facilities, local churches, community centers and corporate work-sites throughout Southern Florida.  Dr. Scott is currently affiliated with Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

He received his education in the treatment of tobacco use and addiction from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – now Rutgers and Florida State University College of Medicine.  

His work has help thousands of smokers over the years, learn incredibly effective, proven strategies to quit using evidence-based, FDA approved treatments combined with integrative medical principles. His smoking cessation program quit rates have been rated among the highest in the nation (Seven-day Point Prevalence Abstinence rate of 56.3%) by Professional Data Analysts, Inc., an independent evaluation and statistical consulting firm specializing in the fields of public health and the behavioral and medical sciences.

Dr. Scott is the former Program Director for the University of Miami/Keys AHEC Tobacco Cessation Program in Key West, Florida and the National Award winning BeSmokeFree Program in Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services (a Division of Family Medicine) at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami.

He presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) – an international organization that developed the gold standard for tobacco treatment specialist training programs worldwide and a national accreditation process with the ultimate goal providing access to a unified training process using evidence-based competencies.  Dr Scott is also a member of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.

Dr Scott presently serves on the Board of Directors for Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth, a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices and guidance.  Previously, he served as the President of the Board of Trustees and Chaplin at Unity Church of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dr. Scott worked as a Functional Medicine Practitioner at the Medical Wellness Center (in the Division of Complementary & Integrative Medicine) at Miller School of Medicine University of Miami – focusing on complementary and integrative medical treatments which included:

  • Individual, Couples, Family and Group Counseling
  • Class III Cold Laser (Omega XP) Acupuncture Point Stimulation
  • Biomeridian testing (Electro-Dermal Testing) measuring the electrical resistance in acupuncture points.
  • Class IV Lasers (K-Lasers) for pain management and accelerated healing
  • Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) for the treatment of stress, depression, anxiety and insomnia
  • Far Infrared Therapy for reduction of inflammation and detoxification
  • Brainwave Therapy to balance right and left hemispheres to achieve remarkable mental states
  • Ion Cleanse detox footbath for Internal cleansing with full-body purge
  • Liver, kidney, and parasite cleansing
  • Nutraceutical Protocols and nutritional support products

Dr. Scott is a Certified Quantum Reflex Analysis™ (QRA) Practitioner – QRA™is an elegant method of integrating clinical nutrition and the bio-energetic analysis of traditional acupuncture organ/gland control points to pinpoint the specific needs of each individual.

In addition to being an educator, seminar leader and guest speaker in the field of Tobacco Addiction and Treatment, Dr. Scott also provides health care professionals CE/CME training programs on best evidence-based practices – such as what combinations of counseling and medications are most effective -culled from the U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence (2008).

Original Research – Publications:

Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association (JANA Vol.13, No.1, 2010)  –

The Effect of a Plant-Based Supplement on Hypertension and Other Indicators of Cardiovascular Disease

-Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Degrees Held:

Doctor of Science Ph.D – Transpersonal Psychology & Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies

Doctorate Degree – RoHun™ Psychotherapy

Master of Science M.S. in Psychology

Bachelor of Science B.S. in Psychology

Certifications Held:

Grof Transpersonal Training:  Holotropic Breathwork™ Spiritual Emergency

Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist – CTTS

Certified Class III & IV Therapeutic Laser Technician

Certified Quantum Reflex Analysis™ Practitioner

Certified Reiki Master Teacher

Certification in Advanced Channeling

Certification as a Color & Sound Healing Practitioner

Certification as a Spiritual Healer

Certification as a Metaphysician Practitioner

Certification as a Master Metaphysician

Certification as a Doctor of Metaphysics & Healing

Certification in Sacred Healing

Certification as an Akasha Sensitive

Certification as an Inner Child Therapist

Certification as a Yhandi Facilitator specializing in Inner Child/Adult Integration

Certification as a Yhandi Practitioner

Certification in Male/Female Relationship Dynamics

Certification as a Kundalini Energization™ Healer

Certification in Advanced Kundalini Energization

Certification as a Reflective Etheric Healer

Certification as a Holistic Practitioner

Certification as Healing Works International Practitioner

Certification – Inner Sanctuary Instructor

Ministerial Ordination in the Non-denominational Christian Church in 2007.

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