Story last updated at 4/4/2012 - 11:34 am
JUNEAU - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Behavioral Health Division has hired Scott Heaton as a behavioral health clinician and as program manager for the Juneau Behavioral Health Clinic.
Heaton holds a Master of Arts degree in marriage and family therapy from Prescott College in Prescott, Ariz. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, and an Associate of Arts degree from Dixie State College in St. George, Utah. Heaton holds a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) credential.
Heaton spent five years counseling young men and women in a youth correctional facility and 10 years working with youth and their families in a variety of youth treatment programs, including wilderness therapy programs and residential treatment facilities. Heaton also has several years running his own counseling business.
Heaton and his wife Traci have developed and authored the positive parenting Accountable Kids Program, www. accountablekids.com, and they have been featured speakers at numerous parenting and education conventions around the country. Until he resigned in February, Heaton was serving as mayor of his hometown of Fredonia, Ariz.
In addition to his family and the outdoors, Heaton also enjoys construction and wood-working, and he has remodeled four different homes. Heaton and his family are very active and play numerous sports, and they enjoy fishing and hunting.