Media Appearances

Susan’s CBS EARLY SHOW Appearance: “Broken Heart Syndrome”

Susan’s Appearance on NEW MORNING: “How to Heal Abandonment”
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Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (Board Certified) 1993
Masters of Social Work: Stony Brook University 1983
Masters of Liberal Studies: Stony Brook University 1974
Addictions Specialist Certificate: Certified Substance Abuse Counselor 1997


Taming your Outer Child: Overcoming Self Defeating Patterns,New York, Random House 2010

Journey from Heartbreak to Connection: Workshop in Abandonment Recovery, New York, Penguin Putnam, 2003

Journey from Abandonment to Healing, New York, Putnam, 2000

Black Swan: Twelve Lessons of Abandonment Recovery, New York, Rock Foundations, 1999

“Peer Facilitated Adult Education,” Creativity in Adult Learning, California, Jossey-Bass, June, 1999

Written Testimony to the United States Census Bureau, “Separate Racial Identities, an Alternative,” 1994

Proposal for New York’s Human Rights Committee for Multi-disciplinary Curriculum, 1994


Author, Lecturer, Workshop leader, Psychotherapist

1980 — present: Licensed and insured PRIVATE PRACTICE, treating adults, children, adolescents, families.

1975 — present: Media guest appearances; Seminar and Workshop leader on issues related to abandonment and loss, including childhood abandonment trauma, parenting strategies, addictions, and intervention.

1998 — present: TEACHER, LECTURER, providing keynote addresses, seminars to mental health professionals on the issue of abandonment and posttraumatic stress disorder (i.e. for MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).


1986-1989: Pederson Krag Post Graduate Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, extern in psychoanalytic practice

1980-1983: Ackerman Institute Extension (Islip Center) for Family Therapy PostGraduate Training

1982-1984 and 1992: Brief Strategic Project and Brief Psychotherapy Training Seminars

1975-present: Independent Study in ABANDONMENT AND SEPARATION THEORIES, POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, and HUMAN VARIATION, researching psychology, anthropology, neurobiology, and other areas that shed light upon the impact of early and late separation experiences upon human development


1986-1999, DISTRICT SOCIAL WORKER for Bellmore Schools — Addictions specialist and primary prevention,; workshop leader for parents, community, and children.

1975-1986, Pilgrim Psychiatric Center. PSYCHIATRIC SPECIALIST, treating adults with acute psychiatric conditions, i.e. bi-polar illness, anorexia, schizophrenia, clinical depression. Leader of interdisciplinary treatment team.


1988 — 1999: Clinical supervisor for mental health professionals, for NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION

1996 — 1999: Internship for clinical social work graduate interns, ADELPHI UNIVERSITY

1986 — 1999: Supervise and train facilitators to run workshops in Self-Awareness, Parenting Education, and Addictions Intervention

1983 — 1986: Clinical Team Coordinator for female admissions at PILGRIM

1976 — 1983: Clinician and trainer of interdisciplinary staff, SUNRISE DAY TREATMENT CENTER

1975 — 1983: Training interdisciplinary team to run Therapeutic Community Workshops and group therapy at PILGRIM PSYCH CENTER

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