Mrs. Betters

Colorado Crisis Line
Text “TALK” to 38255
Hello, I'm Mrs. Scarlett Betters, Professor of Psychology 1001 and 1002 and Social Work 1200 for the Behavior Tech program. Welcome to AWest! 
A little bit about me....My name is Scarlett Betters. I am from Southeast Louisiana, 45 minutes South of New Orleans (the Lafourche Bayou area). I've lived in Denver for the last 12 years (so, I've maybe earned "native" status, I think ;-)). I love hiking, biking, movies, TV and traveling as much as possible (the pic above is on the Great Wall of China and below is hiking with my dog and husband in the mountains). My dog is a 16 year old Yorkie named Dexter who is an only child and my husband is a teacher in Adams 12. I have loved my work with children and young adults for the last 14 years providing direct mental health services and look forward to continuing my work with teens through teaching college courses at AWest to help prepare the next generation of mental health professionals.


I received my  Master's Degree in Social Work from Tulane University and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I also am a Certified Animal Assisted Therapist and EMDR Therapist.
My work experience includes many years of work in the public and non-profit sectors including hospitals and community mental health (inpatient and outpatient) as a Psychotherapist. I worked in Douglas County Public Schools in Parker, CO before moving over to Jeffco as a School Social Worker. When the opportunity came up to potentially increase student interest in this field that is so understaffed, I decided to be an Instructor and help start a new Behavior Tech pathway for Jeffco, teaching students who have a desire to be the mental health professionals of the future. In addition to teaching the Psychology 1001, 1002 and Social Work 1200 for concurrent enrollment through Red Rocks Community College, we also set students up with work-based learning experiences, exposure to guest speakers in the field, and training for entry-level behavioral health jobs and college credits to go even further into the profession.

Classes Offered:

Psychology 1001 (1 semester) - This is our Intro Psychology course where we cover history, lifespan development (egg baby project), gender and sexuality, states of consciousness, drugs, and  biopsychology, brain, genetics, etc. 

(3 college credits through RRCC (Red Rocks Community College)) 


Accuplacer: NGWR 246+ 

ACT: English 18+

P/SAT: Verbal 470

HS Exemption: 3.0 unweighted high school GPA and passed HS English 11 with a B or better in both semesters

***If you don’t meet the criteria above, you can test in by taking an English Assessment)

Psychology 1002 (1 semester)  - This class dives deeper into Psychology with learning about the self and others. Topics include thinking and intelligence, memory, personality, social psychology, forensics (serial killers and criminal profiling) psychological disorders, therapy & treatment. (3 college credits through RRCC ) Prerequisite: Psychology 1001

Social Work 1200 (1 semester) - This is the class where we put what we’ve learned in the prior classes to use by learning how to run groups for anxiety, social skills, etc. We practice how to do these groups and go off to work-based learning assignments with our SSN students and other partner agencies in the area. 

(3 college credits through RRCC) 

Prerequisite:  Psychology 1001 and 1002

My hours are:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:35am - 3:35pm
Please contact me to schedule an appointment. 
(Note: I am not available on Tuesday/Thursday as those are my Private Practice days.)


 Block 1 Psychology 1001
 Block 2 Private Practice (not available)
 Block 3 Psychology 1001
 Block 4 Private Practice (not available)
 Block 5 Psychology 1001
 Block 6 Private Practice (not available)
 Block 7 Psychology 1002
 Clubs Student Voice

Email: [email protected]
Google Voice & Text: 720-446-9302

Please reach out anytime! :-) 

If you have an Emergency, please go to the nearest ER or Call 911:
Colorado Crisis Line
Text “TALK” to 38255

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." Marie Curie

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