Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
Social Work Dept.
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
Susan Lord is a Professor in the Social Work Department at the University of New Hampshire where she strives to engage in collaborative learning/teaching processes in practice and family therapy courses in the MSW Program. Prior to her appointment at UNH, where she has worked since 1993, Susan held an appointment at Harvard Medical School where she taught family therapy courses from 1988-1993. She has had a private psychotherapy practice since 1980, and has worked in a number of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings.
Areas of special interest, national and international presentation and publication include integrating social constuctionist, family systems, and psychodynamic ideas and practices into trauma work, and the cultivation of mindfulness and spirituality in psychotherapy. Susan’s focus is on examining aspects of categorization, labeling, power differentials and organized inequities of all kinds. She has conducted research on the culture of philanthropy and issues of social stratification and social justice, and her book Wealth and social responsibility: A study of philanthropy in southern New Hampshire and southern Maine was published in 2008.
She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Family Therapy.