Integration Psychologist

Dr. Scott Irwin

Expertise in the Following Fields:
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Getting to Know Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott Irwin is a highly skilled practitioner at the intersection of Transpersonal Psychology, Functional Medicine, and Ancient Amazonian Plant Medicine. With a background in Public Health, he has dedicated over two decades of his career to helping patients achieve optimal well-being through profound personal transformation.

As a Psychedelic Integration Psychologist, Dr. Scott utilizes Complementary and Alternative Medicine along with Transpersonal Psychology to provide a holistic approach to patient care. He has worked with over 25,000 patients and is dedicated to treating the entire person, not just the disease.

Dr. Scott’s expertise in Transpersonal Psychology, which integrates spiritual and transcendent aspects of the human experience with modern psychology, sets him apart in the field. His passion for helping others live their best life shines through in his work and his commitment to his patients.

Biography & Influencers

The individuals who have significantly impacted and shaped Dr Scott’s core being, values, and expectations of life are the following:

His Start:
- U.S. Olympic Training - Shari Lewis & Lamb Chop - Maverick Publisher – Jeremy Tarcher

After being awarded a 4-year scholarship to UCLA to train for the 1984 Olympics in track, Scott moved to Los Angeles from his hometown in Nebraska. He became close friends with publisher Jeremy Tarcher and his wife, entertainer Shari Lewis, known for her puppet Lamb Chop. Scott worked as Lewis' road assistant, road manager, and lighting director, performing at prestigious venues with her and the symphony, including the Kennedy Center and several White House events for Presidents Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. Tarcher's involvement in the counterculture movement and New Age thinking, through his work on bestsellers and his role on the Board of Trustees at the Esalen Institute, had a profound philosophical and psychedelic impact on Scott's life, including introducing him to psychedelic experiences through his work with psychologist Timothy Leary.

Medical Research Laboratory
Medical Research Laboratory With Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong

Scott joined a team of scientists assisting Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong in setting up a medical research lab at a VA hospital in West L.A., funded by Lee Iacocca. Dr. Soon-Shiong is a successful pancreas transplant surgeon, billionaire businessman, and inventor of the drug Abraxane, used to treat lung, breast, and pancreatic cancer. He became a billionaire through the sale of his drug companies, APP Pharmaceuticals and Abraxis BioScience, and owns the Los Angeles Times and a stake in the Lakers basketball team.

Robert P. Lanza

Scott became friends with mentor Dr. Robert Lanza over 30 years while living in both Los Angeles and Boston. Lanza is an influential American scientist, recognized by TIME and Prospect magazines, who has made significant contributions to the natural sciences and cloning. He has worked with well-known figures like B.F. Skinner, Jonas Salk, and Christiaan Barnard. Scott helped Lanza publish his book "One World: The Health & Survival of the Human Species in the 21st Century," which includes contributions from Carl Sagan and Jonas Salk and has a foreword by President Jimmy Carter.

A Course in Miracle
Marianne Williamson & A Course in Miracle

Scott attended hundreds of lectures by Marianne Williamson, who is an internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, former presidential candidate, and spiritual thought leader. As a student of the spiritual psychotherapy program "A Course in Miracles", Scott was greatly influenced by Williamson's interpretation of the course. He played a key role in encouraging Williamson to write her first book, "A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of 'A Course in Miracles'", introducing her to editor H. Stein from J.P. Tarcher, who assisted her in its development. The book was published by Harper Collins and became a mega bestseller, with seven of Williamson's twelve published books making the New York Times Best Sellers list, four of which were #1. Scott considers Williamson to be a fundamental spiritual influence in his life.

Stanislav Grof
Transpersonal Psychology

Dr. Scott received training in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and was influenced by Stanislav Grof, a Czech psychiatrist who is a founding theorist of transpersonal psychology and Holotropic Breathwork™, and a pioneer in psychedelic therapy research. This training shaped Scott's understanding of psychology and spirituality.

Sacred Amazonian Plant Medicine & Ecuador
Sacred Amazonian Plant Medicine & Ecuador

• Psychedelic Assisted Therapy
• Cultural Preservation of Indigenous Tribe
• Sacha Wasi School
Dr. Scott is involved in the use of sacred Amazonian plant medicines such as Ayahuasca, Psilocybin, San Pedro, and Floripondio in his work, incorporating transpersonal psychology, psychedelic integration, and Holotropic breathwork. He has made a positive impact on the Indigenous Kichwa tribe at Sacha Wasi, including through the establishment of the Sacha Wasi Tribal Learning Center, which aims to empower students with knowledge and skills rooted in their Kichwa culture. Volunteer teachers from various countries, including native Kichwa teachers, come to the learning center to teach subjects such as English, reading, writing, and computer basics, with the aim of preserving the traditional Kichwa culture, which is facing extinction due to modernization and globalization.

Modern Psychedelic Renaissance Movement
Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church

Prior to moving to Ecuador, Dr. Scott was one of the three leaders in Orlando, Florida who built the word’s largest Ayahuasca Church – Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of the Mother Earth – which served plant medicine to over 20,000 individual church members over the last 5 years. At Soul Quest, Dr. Scott was the Senior Minister, Staff Psychologist, Ayahuasca Facilitator and served on the Board of Directors.
Dr. Scott was responsible for developing their medical services team which included a Medical Director (M.D.), and licensed paramedics. In addition, Dr. Scott developed all of Soul Quest’s pre & post-ceremony programs that featured over 26 weekly free integration-style groups. In addition to daily post-ceremony psycho-spiritual integration groups, programs included: Zen Buddhist Meditation group (taught by a former Zen monk). Psychedelics in Recovery Group, A Course In Miracles Study Group, a Bhagavad Gita Integration Group, Jungian Insights Integration Group, Shadow Integration Group, a Transformational Breathwork Group, a Creative Writing Circle, Buddhist Spiritual Studies group, Help for Helpers (front line responders support group), Mother’s Support group, Women’s Only Group, and a weekly online Church service that received 1500 to 2000 weekly views.

Public Health:
Education & Treatment

School of Medicine at the University of Miami
• Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
• University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – now Rutgers
• Florida State University College of Medicine
Dr. Scott is a medical professional with extensive experience in tobacco cessation and addiction treatment. He received his education in this field from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Florida State University College of Medicine. He has developed acclaimed tobacco cessation programs in various institutions and has helped thousands of smokers quit using evidence-based and integrative medical treatments.
Dr. Scott was a pioneer in the field of Tobacco Use and Dependence and was the former Program Director for the UM/Keys AHEC Tobacco Cessation Program and the National Award-winning BeSmokeFree Program. His tobacco cessation program had a quit rate of 56.3%, which was among the highest in the nation.
In addition to his work in tobacco cessation, Dr. Scott has also served as an educator and speaker in the field. He provided training programs on evidence-based practices for healthcare professionals and was a member of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence and the Association for Addiction Professionals. He also worked as a Functional Medicine Practitioner at the University of Miami and had a focus on Complementary and Integrative Medical Treatments.

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


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