Liz Scott
writer, psychologist


Interviews & Audio

This Podcast Will Change Your Life | Episode 211 - An Innate Desire To Be Whole, starring the Liz Scott

Quite This Podcast Will Change Your Life I am today. Not to mention the mighty Liz Scott, Portland, so much Portland lately, no, yes, see Greg Gerding and Melissa Duclos, and University of Hell Press, This Never Happened, therapy, memoir, and me, me, me, so narcissism also, and parents, distance, empathy, anger and forgiveness, and see Neile Parisi too, Nick Flynn, luck, good work and much, much more. So, please do This Podcast Will Change Your Life, because it will most certainly do that.

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Zestful Aging Podcast | Liz Scott — "This Never Happened"

Liz Scott is a psychologist and the author of a fascinating and unusual memoir entitled, "This Never Happened". The book describes her life with two very unhappy and difficult parents who held many secrets; Liz grew up living an Anglo-Saxon life in Connecticut, complete with church picnics and horseback riding lessons. It came as quite a shock when she learned that her family actually came from a long line of Jewish ancestry. This was only one of the secrets she discovered. Read more of Liz’s writing and find out more at

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The Mental Health Revolution Podcast

“I will be who I am, and I’m basically in charge of that now.”

It’s hard to believe that some of us have lived full of horrors and traumas with our biological family. You’re lucky and privileged if you didn’t have to go through these. But for some who did, how do they look pass them so they can also live their lives fully?

In this episode of The Mental Health Revolution Podcast, Kate talks to Liz Scott, a clinical psychologist and the author of This Never Happened, about her experiences dealing with her family secrets, how it helped her finder her identity by trying to unravel the mysteries, how she found much more compassion while on her quest, and many more. Discover how it affected her well-being and relationships when you tune in.

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Beyond Well with Sheila Hamilton | Ep. 23-Liz Scott, Emotional and Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissistic Personality Disorder or NPD is a condition characterized by an overwhelming need for attention and admiration, a heightened sense of self-importance, and a lack of empathy toward others.

Liz Scott grew up with narcissists as parents.

But, for all of Scott's parent's entitled and erratic behaviors, Liz found herself attempting to understand the underlying problems in her parent's upbringing, and found empathy for her flawed and disastrous parents.

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Authors of the Pacific Northwest | Episode 63: Liz Scott; Portland Memoir Author & Psychologist

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 29 min.)

  • :32 - Introduction to Liz

  • 3:00- Liz shares a bit about herself

  • 5:55- Liz talks about her writing process

  • 8:20 - Liz and Vikki talk about writing memoirs

  • 10:15 - Liz talks about her publishing journey

  • 12:20- Vikki & Liz talk about the materials used for her memoir

  • 15:11 - Liz & Vikki discuss reviews for her book

  • 17:50 - Liz reads from This Never Happened

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Audio: KBOO FM | This Never Happened by Liz Scott

Hosted by: Ken Jones

Produced by: KBOO FM

Program: Between the Covers

Air date: Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Host Ken Jones talks with Liz Scott, author of the new memoir This Never Happened, from University of Hell Press.

Liz is a practicing psychologist in Portland, and a practicing writer. Her work has appeared in The MacGuffin, New Stone Circle, and Lake Effect, among other journals. And she’s the mother of two grown daughters. This Never Happened is her first book.

Margaret Malone writes of This Never Happened: “Surprising, funny, and impossible to put down, Liz Scott’s memoir will break your heart with its calamitous wit and self-awareness. Scott’s elusive pursuit of familial truth and belonging haunts every page. A strange, unforgettable search for meaning.”

Liz will be reading, and signing books, at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:30pm.

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