University of California at Davis, B.S.
Friends University, MA
Colorado Christian University, MA
Texas Tech University, Ph.D.

About Dr. Coupland

Dr. Scott Coupland has been at RTS Orlando since 1999. His counseling career began in 1989 after spending a number years as a cowboy and then a restaurant manager. He presently serves as a Professor of Counseling in the Counseling degree program. After earning two master’s degrees he then completed a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University. His teaching at RTS is enriched by clinical experience in medical school, hospital, university, and church settings. He has authored articles published in professional journals, and he is a clinical member and approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. As a licensed marriage and family counselor, he maintains an active private practice. His wife, Joan, is a physician and they have two daughters, Brynne and Cami. He is an avid scuba diver and bird watcher.



  • “Families: The Crucible for Faith, Hope and Love,” in Reformed Quarterly 20:1 (2001), 2-4.
  • Coauthor, “Effects of Couples’ Perceptions of Genogram Construction on Therapeutic Alliance and Session Impact: A Growth Curve Analysis,” in Contemporary Family Therapy (1999).
  • Coauthor, “Ethical Codes, Decision-making Models and Christian Faith,” in Journal of Psychology and Christianity 18 (1999), 270-274.
  • Coauthor, “Reliability in Constructing Genograms: A Study among MFT Doctoral Students,” in Journal of Marital and Family Therapy 21 (1995), 251-263.