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Susan Warren Warshow

Susan Warren Warshow is the founder of the Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy (DEFT) Institute, which offers a monthly training programme, webinar series and special events. She is the author of A Therapist’s Handbook to Dissolve Shame and Defense: Master the Moment. Her second book, The Practice of Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy: A Shame Sensitive Workbook, will also be released by Routledge. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a Certified IEDTA Teacher/Supervisor. She has published several articles in professional journals and has a private practice treating individuals and couples and offers clinical supervision. Susan also presents at conferences and workshops nationally and internationally, and has been a guest lecturer. Formerly, she was a supervisor and Coordinator of Continuing Education at the Department of Psychiatry at Northridge Hospital. She produced over 100 public presentations on child abuse and neglect in L.A. County and was media director for L.A.'s first child abuse hotline. To find out more about Susan's work, including recent interviews and current trainings, visit