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


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)

Supervised personnel



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

Codependency Unit

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.