About Susan Dowd Stone, MSW, LCSW
317 Harrington Ave, Closter NJ 07624 Brattle St, Cambridge MA 02138PHONE 201-817-3776 • E-MAIL SUSANSTONELCSW@AOL.COM PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2004 - present Blue Skye Consulting, LLC, Englewood Cliffs, NJManaging Director/Owner – Clinician providing mental health services including assessment, psychotherapy, and educational workshops. Practice specializes in women’s reproductive mental health.
2008 – present Silver School of Social Work, New York University, Washington Square South, NYC, NY.Adjunct Associate Professor – Cognitive Behavioral Interventions including, IPT, DBT, Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders, Animal Companion Bereavement, Practice III and IV and Field Instruction III and IV. Instructor in Post Masters Certificate Program (Advanced Clinical Practice, DBT, Animal Assistead Therapy in Clinical Social Work,) and webinar presenter for the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning (IPT, Mindfulness, Veterinary Social Work).
2008 – 2016 National Institute of Mental HealthPublic Reviewer – Periodically invited to review grant submissions for federal funding in mental health and evaluate them based on current mental health needs and creation of access including consideration of modalities for maternal mental health.
2011 – 2016 Clinical Social Work Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJClinical social work - assess new mothers for perinatal mood disorders on newborn unit; assess patient needs in ER, arrange appropriate referrals to community services, including behavioral and rehabilitation facilities. 2001 - 2004 Clinical Social Work Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ Quest, PHP-IOP program and Community Outreach for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. Assessment and treatment of dual diagnosed and chronically mentally ill clients. DBT Consultation team member, co-led DBT Skills Training Group and provided individual DBT Therapy. Co-founded postpartum depression support group utilizing DBT skills for new mothers.
1999-2000 Social Work Intern Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood NJ – assessment, skills groups, discharge planning rotating to all units. Member of Bioethics Committee, initiated Animal Assisted Therapy program, developed social work conference.
EDUCATION 1998 - 2001 New York University, NYC, NY MSW May, 20011968-1972 Regis College, Weston, MA BA English CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, BOARD APPOINTMENTS New York University Antiracism Pedagogy Seminar Champion 2020NASW Member 2001-2024 Certification in Perinatal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International PMH-C 2021Advanced Intensive Training, DBT 2013Former President, Postpartum Support International, 2006 – 2008PSI President’s Advisory Council Member, 2009 - presentNJ HSS Certified Perinatal Mood Disorders Instructor 2007Intensively trained in DBT 2003, Advanced Intensive 2013National Board, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition 2008-2010National Advisory Board, Angel on a Leash 2010-2012National Board, SPARKS Center, Brooklyn, NY 2010-2014Give an Hour – gratis mental health services for military families 2010 - currentHG Experts – Legal Consultant Expert Witness for Women’s Reproductive Mental Health;
WORSKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS 2023 (December) New York University Office of Global and Lifelong Learning - updated webinar on Mindfulness 2022 New York University Office of Global and Lifelong Learning Veterinary Social Work (available as webinar) 2022 Postpartum Support International Animals and Maternal Mental Health 2022 Henry Street Settlement House presentation on DBT 2021 Henry Street Settlement House presentation on IPT 2020 New York University Office of Global and Lifelong Learning, Interpersonal Psychotherapy webinar2019 Postpartum Support International, Maternal Mental Health and IPT, online webinar2018 Montefiore Hospital, Psychiatry Grand Rounds Presenter, Maternal Mental Health2018 Columbia University Office of Professional Excellence, Perinatal Mood Disorder 2017, Columbia University, Office of Professional Excellence – Dialectical Behavior Therapy2017-2018 NASW NYC, CBT, DBT, Perinatal Mood Disorders, Animal Companion Grief, workshop presenter 2017 Postpartum Support International, Maternal Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System,2017 Postpartum Support International, DBT for maternal mental health, online webinar2017 NASW NYC Interpersonal Psychotherapy online webinar2017 New York University Office of Global and Lifelong Learning, Dialectical Behavior Therapy2017 New York University Office of Global and Lifelong Learning Mindfulness webinar2017 NASW NYC Animal Companion Bereavement2016 Hunter College Silverman School of Social Work CBT workshop, 2016 Hospital and Healthcare Workers Union, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, NYC, NY2016 Oradell Animal Hospital, Supporting Animal Companion Bereavement Across Veterinary Disciplines2015 New York University, Office of Global and Lifelong Learning Dialectical Behavior Therapy2015 Geisinger Medical Center, keynote speaker, postpartum depression conference2015 Postpartum Support International Perinatal Mood Disorders and the Law2013 New York Veterinary Technician Association Conference Mitigating client experience of animal companion loss.2012-2015 NASW, NYC workshop presenter on CBT, DBT and IPT 2012 Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference, Reducing Compassion Fatigue Among Veterinary Staff2012 Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference, Helping clients through the merciful choice of euthanasia.2012 Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference, Client and staff benefits of implementing hospital and bereavement programs.2012, Healthbeat CBS affiliate program, Postpartum Depression. The show was nominated for an Emmy.2012, UC Berkeley, Postpartum Depression2011, U.S. Office of Women’s Health Educational Webinar on Postpartum Depression for U.S. Department of H.H.S.2011, Lorman Seminars, Postpartum Depression webinar2011 Web MD TV, panelist on depression2012 Flannery Animal Hospital, Secondary trauma in the professional care of companion animals2010-2016 Oradell Animal Hospital, secondary trauma and debriefings for staff 2010, Interview regarding MOTHERS Act with Dr. Petriella of Hackensack University Medical Center2009, NJN News, interview on PPD2007 A Place of Our Own PBS Los Angelos segment on postpartum depression.2007, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliett, FOX segment on postpartum depression2006, speaker at Senate Press Conference with Senator Robert Menendez, Congressman Bobby Rush, actress Brooke Shields maternal mental health and postpartum depression2007, Presented at Congressional Briefing on Melanie Blocker Stokes Research and Care Act at invitation of Congressman Bobby Rush, present in Congressional galley when legislation passed2007, The New Morning Show, Hallmark, segment on postpartum depression.2006 CBS The Early Show – focusing on postpartum depression and CBS Cares PSA’s. 2006 NJN News, segment on postpartum depression.2005-2018 Oradell Animal Hospital, facilitated monthly pet bereavement group.
AWARDS AND HONORS
March, 2011 - Advocacy Award presented at Capitol Hill luncheon by Congressman Bobby Rush for work on maternal mental health legislation now included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.November 2009 – Represented PSI appearing onstage with Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, Alma Powell to announce launch of Mission:Serve: organizations committed to hiring U.S. Veterans.June, 2009 Golden Bell Leadership Award for Excellence in Clinical, Educational and Advocacy Work from the Mental Health Association of NJ including work with NJ’s mothers.March 2007 – Represented PSI for receipt of Connie Woodruff Award for best program serving maternal child health in the state of NJ.April 10, 2001 – New York University President’s Service Award for volunteerism and community service, in Animal Assisted Therapy received from L. Jay Oliva, President of New York University.October, 2000 – Certificate of Commendation, County of Bergen, “for providing encouragement and inspiration to individuals with disabilities and special needs.” through animal assisted therapy at nursing homes and mental health facilities.
MEDIA November 2006, Health Law and Politics, National DC Based radio show, featured guest, postpartum depression.August 2007, Dr. Vidushi Babber Radio show on postpartum depression
ARTICLES AND PPT PRESENTATIONS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
Empowering PPD Recovery with Dialectical Behavior Therapy, article in New Jersey Psychologist, August 2006, now on NIMH funded PPD website Telling the Birth Story, PowerPoint Presentation on initiating perinatal support group programs, available on PSI website and NIMH funded PPD website. Selected by EmpowHer.com to present postpartum depression podcasts and columns. BOOKSContributed DBT chapter to Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Clinical Social Work Practice (Freeman & Ronen, Springer, 2006) entitled “Dialectical Behavior Therapy,: client empowerment, social work values”Co-editor and author: Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders: Perspectives and Treatment Guide for the Healthcare Practitioner (Stone & Menken, Springer, 08).Stone, S. (2024 [Forthcoming]), Mourning Companion Animals; from Loss to Legacy, New York; Routledge Press.
OTHER - Consultant for federal legislation on PPD, contributor to Governor’s Task force Educational Webinar on postpartum depression, many additional interviews, including Wall Street Journal, PR Weekly, Bergen Record, Fit Pregnancy, presentations at local and national conferences on incidence, development and treatment of Perinatal mood disorders, including Rutgers University, Columbia University, New York University, U.C. Berkeley, Northwestern University, NASW NYC and, involved advocate in PPD legislation. Developed strategic partnership with CBS Cares resulting in nationally broadcast PPD PSA’s. Presenter for NASW NYC on variety of clinical issues including CBT, IPT and DBT.