Susan Lord is a Professor in the Social Work Department at the University of New Hampshire where she strives to engage in collaborative learning/teaching processes in practice, trauma and family therapy courses in the MSW Program. She has worked in a number of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings, and has a private psychotherapy practice in York, Maine.
Areas of special interest, national and international presentation and publication include integrating social constructionist, family systems, and psychodynamic ideas and practices into trauma work, and the cultivation of mindfulness and spirituality in psychotherapy.
Ph.D., Sociology, University of New Hampshire
M.S.W., Smith College
B.A., University of New Hampshire
B.S.W., University of New Hampshire
SW 830: Social Work Practice I
SW 897: Spec Top\Trauma Info. Practice
SW 930: Advanced General Practice III
SW 975: Theory & Prac Family Therapy
SW 983: Field Internship IV
Lord, S. A. (2019). Relational Psychotherapy Interminable?. S. A. Lord (Ed.), Oxford, UK: Routledge.
Lord, S. (2017). Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis Interaction and Change in the Therapeutic Encounter. Routledge.
Lord, S. A. (2017). Beginning with the system: Using Meditative Dialogue to help couples develop compassion and empathy for themselves and for each other.. In T. Northcut (Ed.), Cultivating Mindfulness in Clinical Social Work Narratives from Practice. Springer.
Lord, S. A. (2017). Mindfulness and Spirituality in Couple Therapy: The Use of Meditative Dialogue to Help Couples Develop Compassion and Empathy for Themselves and Each Other. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 38(1), 98-114. doi:10.1002/anzf.1201
Lord, S. A. (2015). Meditative dialogue: tuning in to the music of family therapy. Journal of Family Therapy, 37(3), 267-285. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6427.2012.00594.x
Lord, S. A., & Iudice, J. (2012). Social Workers in Private Practice: A Descriptive Study of What they do. Clinical Social Work Journal, 40(1), 85-94. doi:10.1007/s10615-011-0316-7
Lord, S. A. (2010). Meditative Dialogue: Cultivating Sacred Space in Psychotherapy – An Intersubjective Fourth?. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 80(2-3), 269-285. doi:10.1080/00377311003754187
Lord, S. A. (2007). Meditative dialogue: A tool for engaging students in collaborative learning processes. Journal of Family Therapy, 29(4), 334-337. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6427.2007.00396.x
Lord, S. A. (2007). Systemic work with clients with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Family Therapy, 29(3), 203-221. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6427.2007.00382.x