Sean Scanlan

Program Dean

Areas of Focus: Child and Adolescent Assessment and Treatment

Phone: 808-791-5254



  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Clinical Studies Program, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 2003.
  • M.A., Psychology, Clinical Studies Program, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 1998.
  • B.S., Psychology, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 1992.


Sean W. Scanlan, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at The Hawaiʻi School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist. His interests are in child and adolescent psychopathology, assessment, and treatment. For over a decade, he has worked with hundreds of children and adolescents as a therapist, behavioral consultant, parent trainer, treatment program director, teacher, and coach. Dr. Scanlan specializes in autism spectrum disorder and externalizing behavior disorders.


  • Child and Adolescent Assessment and Treatment.
  • Pervasive developmental disorders.
  • Externalizing disorders.


  • American Psychological Association (A.P.A.).
  • American Psychological Association (A.P.A.) Division 5.
  • Hawaii Psychological Association (H.P.A.).

Selected Publications

  • Rapport, M., Loo, S., Isaacs, P., Goya, S., Denney, C., & Scanlan, S. (1996). Methylphenidate and Attentional Training: Comparative Effects on Behavior and Neurocognitive Performance in Twin Girls with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Behavior Modification, 20, 428-450.
  • Rapport, M., Scanlan, S., & Denney, C. (1999). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and scholastic achievement: A model of dual developmental pathways. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 40, 1169-1183.
  • Sarver, D., Rapport, M., Kofler, M., Scanlan, S., Raiker, J., Altro, T., & Bolder, J. (2012). Attention problems, phonological short-term memory, and visuospatial short-term memory: Differential effects on near- and long-term scholastic achievement. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 8-19.

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