Susan Vess LCSW
B.S. General Studies, LSU December, 1983
Master in Social Work LSU December, 1985
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) LA October 1989
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) NC March 2010
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) November 1991
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
July 1991 to March 2010
Private Practice Clinical Social Worker
June 1990 to July 1991
* Program Direct Weight Management Clinic
Responsibilities: Marketing, Program design and implementation, Clinical - individual and group sessions, Supervision of Staff
April 1990 to June 1990
* Chemical Dependency Unit of Lake Charles, LA Memorial Hospital
Acting Clinical Director
June 1988 to April 1990
* Baton Rouge Chemical Dependency Unit
Codependency Unit Coordinator
Responsibilities Clinical individual, group and family sessions
Coordinated programs (inpatient and outpatient)
January 1988 to June1988
Our Lady of the Lake TAU Chemical Dependency Unit
Responsibilities: Outpatient family therapy Aftercare therapist
March 1986 to June 1987**
* Chemical Dependency Unit of Lafayette, LA
Responsibilities: Clinical individual, group and family sessions Assisted in program design
* Program of Behavioral Health, Inc. Division of the Baton Rouge General Health System, Inc.
** For approximately 6 months I did not work in order to care for my terminally ill husband.
Client skills Diagnosis, treatment, intake interviews, histories, initial and interim evaluations, process recording, summaries, treatment and discharge planning and instructional skills associated with individual, groups, and family therapy.
Experience Eating disorders, depression, sexual trauma, decision Diversity resolution, co-dependency and psychiatric disorders.
Diagnostic Knowledge of the DSM IV pluralistic therapies, Cognitive, Experience Behavioral, and Affective.
Flexibility Experience working with teams, diversified patients, time budget and space constraints, marketing, lecturing, administration, program design, and policy and procedures, and community networking.