Susan Huebert, L.S.C.S.W.
1987 Master of Social Work The University of Kansas
1986 B.A. in Social Work Wichita State University, Wichita, KS Summa Cum Laude, 4.0 GPA
Credentials and Licensure:
2000 Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor
1998 Registered Play Therapist
1991 Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker, Kansas License #1327 (I had previously been a Licensed Master Social Worker since 1987 and a Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker since 1986).
Areas of Specialized Training, Expertise, and Interest:
Therapy with Young Children: The training I have received in order to become a Registered Play Therapist –Supervisor includes well over 150 hours of specialized training in play therapy and over 1000 hours of play therapy sessions. I have training in clinical assessment and treatment of all major childhood psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety disorders, behavior disorders, reactive attachment disorder and several other disorders. I have specialized skills and experience in treating children as young as two years old. I also supervise other therapists.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (both in children and adults): I have attended numerous trainings and done an independent study on assessment and treatment of this disorder. I have been trained in several modalities of treatment, including play therapy, cognitive-behavioral treatment, and parent training for this disorder. I prefer to treat ADHD with a multi-modal treatment providing both therapy and parent training, and also consulting with a physician who prescribes medication for the client. I use the computerized Test of Variables of Attention to assist in more objectively assessing and monitoring treatment effectiveness. I also have knowledge regarding alternative treatments, such as nutritional supplements, for those clients who are unwilling to try medications.
Trauma, Grief, Loss, and Victimization: I have attended many workshops and done independent study in this area of special interest. I founded and led a professional Internet discussion group on traumatic stress in children, which included clinicians and researchers from across America.
Family Therapy: I have training in family therapy (1990, part 1) from the Kansas City Family Therapy Institute. I frequently use family therapy and family systems theory in my practice.
March 1997 – present
Private Practice Therapist. (Affiliated with Adult, Child, and Family Counseling in Wichita, Ks from March, 1997, until December, 2002. Unaffiliated with any other practice since then).
Provide psychotherapy for children, adults, and families. Provide play therapy supervision, education, and consultation to other mental health professionals.
1992 – 1997
Social Worker, U.S.D. 259, Wichita, KS (part-time)
Provided social work services to elementary school students and their families. Provided assessment, counseling, information and referral, and crisis intervention. Participated in comprehensive evaluations of children. Conducted individual counseling and groups for children, including social skills groups and anger management groups.
1989 – 1998
Social Worker, Hospice, Inc., Wichita, KS
Provided counseling and social services to terminally ill individuals and their families. Led family meetings and interdisciplinary team meetings. Provided bereavement services and grief counseling. Full-time until 1992, then a p.r.n. social worker, providing social services on an as needed basis, primarily in the summer.
1987 – 1989
Social Worker I, Newton SRS, Newton, KS
Provided social services for a caseload of 120-160 elderly, disabled, or victimized adults. Investigated reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults. Provided protective services. Assessed, planned, and monitored in-home services.
1986 – 1987
Social Work Intern, Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Wichita, KS
Provided individual outpatient psychotherapy and marital counseling. Provided assessment and discharge planning for psychiatric and medical patients. Led an interpersonal group for psychiatric inpatients three times per week. Led a weekly support and education group for family members.
May 1986 – June 1986
Social Worker I, Wichita SRS, (temporary position during leave of a staff person)
Investigated reports of child abuse and neglect. Provided services to families with abused and neglected children. Planned and implemented individualized family treatment plans. Taught parenting and home management skills. Conducted home studies and assessed the needs of children for placement.