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Infant Parent Psychotherapy Practice

Mental health services for parents and children birth to five

Susan K. Schultz, PhD, LP


Susan K. Schultz, Ph.D., LP     

Susan K. Schultz

I opened an individual psychotherapy practice, presently located in Edina, Minnesota, over twenty years ago.  Prior to this I was on the mental health staff of Minneapolis Children's Hospital where I worked as a psychotherapist in the outpatient mental health clinic and as a liaison to the emergency and short stay surgery departments.  I continue to be interested in work with children who have experienced neonatal or later hospitalizations and those with ongoing medical issues. 

Part of my work is devoted to consultation and teaching.  I do clinical consultation in a variety of community settings and provide case consultation to individual practitioners. 

Currently, I am an instructor in the University of Minnesota Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program.  In addition to this, I have developed curricula for professional development in early childhood mental health and seminars for teaching infant and child parent psychotherapy and Infant Observation. 

Mid-career, I sought training to deepen my knowledge regarding mental health work with infants and young children.  In 2003 I completed a three-year course of study in infant mental health, including Infant Observation and training in infant parent psychotherapy.  More recently I completed an eighteen-month training in trauma-focused child parent psychotherapy for children birth to five.

The Minnesota Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (MAIECMH) has endorsed me as an Infant Mental Health Clinical Mentor (Level IV).  In Minnesota, I am licensed as a psychologist (LP) and as a clinical social worker (LICSW). 

My graduate school and professional degrees are from the University of Minnesota:
MSW and PhD in Social Work
(Doctoral Internship at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital)
MPH with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health