Infant, Child Adolescent and Parent Mental Health Services | Susan K. Schultz Ph.D.
About

About Susan K. Schultz

Susan K. Schultz

EXPERIENCE

I opened an individual psychotherapy practice, presently located in Edina, Minnesota, over twenty years ago. Prior to this I was on the mental health staff of Minneapolis Children's Hospital where I worked as a psychotherapist in the outpatient mental health clinic and as a liaison to the emergency and short stay surgery departments.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

My graduate school and professional degrees are from the University of Minnesota. There, I earned Master’s degrees in Social Work (MSW) and Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health (MPH) and a Doctoral degree in Social Work (PhD). In Minnesota, I am licensed as a psychologist (LP) and as a clinical social worker (LICSW).

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Mid-career, I sought training to deepen my knowledge regarding mental health work with infants and young children. In 2003 I completed a three-year course of study in infant mental health, including Infant Observation and training in infant parent psychotherapy. More recently I completed an eighteen-month training in trauma-focused child parent psychotherapy for children birth to five.

The Minnesota Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (MAIECMH) has endorsed me as an Infant Mental Health Clinical Mentor (Level IV).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Psychological Association
  • Minnesota Society of Clinical Social Work
  • World Association of Infant Mental Health
  • Minnesota Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Current Work

Part of my practice is devoted to infant and toddler mental health services. I also work extensively with preschool and school age children, adolescents and their parents to address a broad range of concerns. My work with older adolescents, college students and young adults often addresses developmental and adjustment issues associated with the transition to young adulthood. Although my practice specialization is child and parent psychotherapy, I reserve some hours for individuals of all ages.

Teaching

Currently, I am an instructor in the University of Minnesota Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program. In addition to this, I have developed curricula for professional development in early childhood mental health and topical practice seminars.