Susan has presented at the Brief Therapy Conference, IEDTA biennial international conferences (5), National Association of Social Workers annual conference, and has been a featured speaker at chapters of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She has also presented at California State University Northridge, California Graduate Institute, Los Angeles County Psychological Association and California School of Professional Psychology

Her former employment includes Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Coordinator of Continuing Education at the Department of Psychiatry at Northridge Hospital. At the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring, she produced over 100 public presentations on child abuse and neglect in L.A. County and was the media director for L.A.'s first child abuse hotline.