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Levette S Scott

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Assistant Professor, Counselor Education Program
(919) 530-6212
(919) 530-7522
2123 H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building


Teach masters students in career, school, and mental health counseling; Develope courses theories, group counseling and psychosocial development courses; developed two Quality Matters course: (group and introduction to school counseling; developed human sexuality course; continue with research; restructured the field coordinator site supervision position; participate in other community, university, college, departmental, and program service. Advise students; Work as the Career Counseling Coordinator; Work as the Faculty-in-Residence (FIR).


Levette s. Scott, PhD, LPC-A, NCC, RN is an Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education Program at North Carolina Central University. She is currently the Director of Career Counseling, former Coordinator of Field Clinical Coordinator for the program for five years, and worked in the school counseling program as well. As her career services, she is presently a SACES Mentor for the International program, a member of the NCCU Student Athlete Conduct Task Force, former Faculty Athletic Council member and presently work as the Faculty-in-Residence for NCCU.

Dr. Scott has co-authored three book chapters whereas two are related to different enhance technology in counselor education and online group counseling course. Dr. Scott has also wrote with a colleague in communication disorder in the Career Convergence August 2017 about helping clients with right-hemisphere brain damage with post-stroke career development.

She is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate, a Licensed School Counselor in the state of North Carolina, and a registered nurse licensed in the Bahamas. Dr. Scott has had over 25 years of nursing experience, worked in medical and surgical wards, and worked for two years in a psychiatric hospital working with adolescent and adults with substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Scott will eventually want to counsel persons with psychiatric and chronic illnesses especially adolescents. She has been a school counselor for the past twelve years at schools in the Bahamas and has had one year of supervision of master?s students completing their internships in Tampa, Florida.

Her research centers around dysfunctional career thoughts of persons diagnosed with a chronic illness, group related research and online technology for counselor educators. She is presently working on a research with career dysfunctional thoughts of person?s diagnosed with end-stage renal disease and women diagnosed with breast cancer in the triangle area. She also has a collaboration with a faculty in communication disorder working with persons with right hemisphere brain damage and their career development.

Levette is a native of the Nassau, Bahamas. She has a mother who loves her dearly, four sisters and two brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.

Research Interests

Dysfunctional career thoughts of persons diagnosed with a chronic illness, online technology for counselor education and group related research.

Dysfunctional thinking causes one to block informing processing, reduces options, and distorts perception of options. Career thoughts are defined as the assumption, plans, strategies, feelings, and behavior associated with career choice (Lenz, Sampson, Peterson, & Reardon, 2012). The theoretical foundation for developing the Career thoughts inventory is a derivative of cognitive information processing theory.


PhD University of South Florida 2013
MA Kent State University 2004
BS University of the West Indies, Mona 2000

Selected Publications

1. Scott-Dames, L. S. (2019). Correlates of dysfunctional career thoughts in breast cancer survivors from the Bahamas. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 5, 665-675.
2. Dames, L. S., & Mansaray, M. , & McDowell , C. (2017). The correlation among career thoughts, dialysis variables and demographic characteristics of Bahamian persons diagnosed with end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis. . Baltic Journal of Career Education and Management, 1.
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