Susan Folwell is widely known and respected in Metro Washington DC and Northern Virginia for her work in domestic and interpersonal violence (physical and non-physical), stalking, human trafficking, sexual abuse, trauma, post-trauma, complex separation, divorce and custody, vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue, and related issues. She has provided training throughout the United States, and internationally. As a psychotherapist, consultant and trainer, she offers a unique blend of compassion, humor, expertise and keen insight based upon over 20 years of combined
experience and research.
Licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Professional Associations and Membership:
- American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
- National Center for Crisis Management
- International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
- Fairfax County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team
- Safe Havens Supervised Visitation and Exchange Advisory Board
- Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
- NASW (National Association of Social Workers)
- Fairfax County Domestic Violence Task Force Workgroup
Education, Licensure and Training:
BA, The University of the South, Sewanee TN
MSW, Florida State University
LCSW, (licensed in Commonwealth of Virginia)
LICSW, (licensed in the District of Columbia)
Board Certified in Domestic Violence
NASW Clinical Supervision Training and Certification
Project RADAR certified
Campbell Danger Assessment (Johns Hopkins University) - certified
US Department of Justice, BJA Grant Management training
Experience and Appearances include:
Afghan Women's Shelter Project (Columbo Plan, US Dept of State), grant panelist and on-site trainer - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
US Dept. of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime- consultant
Polaris Project - Clinical Advisor
Fairfax County Domestic Violence Tier II Training - speaker
NBC Channel 4 Viewpoint - guest
NPR, Kojo Nnamdi Show (through American University WAMU) - guest
Howard University, WHUR radio morning show - guest
George Mason University Dept. of Psychology, GMU School of Law, GMU Counseling Center - trainer
Speaker: End Violence Against Women International Conference, 2011, Chicago, IL
Featured Speaker: Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, July 2011
Speaker: Maryland State's Attorney Annual Meeting: June 2012
DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence - trainer
Consortium for Child Welfare - training academy guest staff
US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime - consultant
The Women’s Center
The Family Court and Domestic Violence Court of the District of Columbia Superior Court Interdisciplinary Conference, speaker "Domestic Violence in Families, Strengthening the Community Response."
In addition to her private practice and consulting work, Susan developed and managed a regional domestic violence system advocate program in a metro DC non-profit that was
named in Washingtonian's July '09 "Best of" issue for domestic violence
Verified by Psychology Today.
A unique blend of services for uniquely growing clients.
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