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H. Scott Clemens, MA, MPsy - NVC Dallas


My name is Scott and I identify as a consulting sociologist.

I have been practicing and living Nonviolent Communication (NVC) since 2007, as well as providing NVC-based services since 2010. I am a Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer Candidate and have completed all CNVC requirements for certification (still awaiting official certification).

NVC and the Social Sciences

The roots of NVC arise out of the humanistic movement in the social sciences and the field of conflict, and I first became aware of it through my sociological studies in that field. NVC also grew out of the "interactionist/constructionist" approaches in sociology and the social sciences. These approaches state that the way we communicate and interact shape and affect our relationship to people and the world around us.

NVC Learning and Experience

I have my own unique perspective on NVC, but I also value fostering trust in the people with which I work. Therefore, I have spent a great deal of time learning NVC based on the objectives defined by the official NVC organization, the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC.org). I have received over 300 hours of NVC training, including a 9-day Intensive International Training (IIT). The training I have received is from 9 different CNVC Certified Trainers, including Marshall Rosenberg (NVC founder).

The CNVC advocates people developing NVC in three different areas: "knowing NVC", "living NVC," "teaching NVC," and "social change."

Knowing NVC

The CNVC encourages an in-depth learning and knowledge of the theories, concepts, and processes of NVC. Therefore, I ensure that I can demonstrate and apply all of the following:

So that I could understand and apply NVC in a way that might be recognized by other NVC trainers and facilitators with experience, I learned NVC by...

Living NVC

The CNVC also encourages not just knowing NVC, but living NVC as well. To that end , since 2007 I have been:


"Teaching" NVC

Finally, based on one's knowledge of and commitment to living NVC, the CNVC encourages supporting other people's learning of NVC. To that end, since 2010 I have been:...


Social Change

The CNVC also emphasizes individuals choosing to focus on particular areas or contexts to create social change. Therefore, in addition to working with individuals and groups supporting their learning, I have spent almost a decade in the field of conflict resolution, as well as working with organizations, communities, and neighborhoods. While I share in CNVC’s desire for more learning of NVC, I have found utilizing and applying NVC skills/principles (“being NVC”) is often how I create the most change in the areas on which I focus.

With NVC, in the field of conflict:...


With NVC, I have also worked with organizations and communities, helping with organizational development:



Because I care deeply about the people I serve and want to ensure that I can care for their growth and wellbeing, I have spent over eight years in school, more broadly studying the “human condition,” in ways that align with my views of the NVC principles.