CNVC Certified Trainer from Portland, Oregon, USA
Susan specializes in integrating the often severe consequences that early childhood trauma wreak on our relationships, our sense of self and our ability to thrive. Susan has a unique practice that combines depth transformational psychology, Coherence Therapy, EMDR - all in the needs-based context of Nonvioloent Communication. Her work values empathic personal connection with clients above all else.
Susan is a CNVC Certified Trainer, private consultant and speaker. As an Assistant Dean at UCLA in the early 70s, she co-created and taught the Women’s Studies Program. Since 1976 she has conducted training in a variety of self-development areas. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Yale University and Pacifica Graduate Institute, Susan has masters’ degrees in Psychology and Russian / East European Studies.
A founder of the NVC Training Institute, as well as the Living Energy of Needs Intensive Training, Susan has given training in the USA, Canada, Europe and Korea, and has been a regular trainer at the Center for Nonviolent Communication's (CNVC) International Intensive Trainings (IIT). She has worked with General Motors and the government of British Columbia, among others. She served as the CNVC Registration Coordinator for Certification Candidates in North and South America for almost 10 years.