Episode 150 - Susan D. Silk, Ph.D.
Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Susan D. Silk, Ph.D.
Dr. Silk is a psychologist in private practice in Southfield, Michigan. She is also a consultant and clinician at geriatric facilities in Southeast Michigan. She is a clinical consultant to banks, credit unions, retail businesses, service companies, and schools. She also delivers professional development workshops.
Dr. Silk was born and raised in southern California before becoming a permanent resident of Michigan where she lives with her husband, her therapy dog Leo, three calico Maine Coons and two horses. The animals and daily doses of West Wind are her "therapy" while she conducts teletherapy from home.
At UCLA she worked with the late Edwin Shneidman, co-founder of Suicide Prevention hotlines. Through Dr. Shneidman she became interested in the issue of providing sensitive care for the critically ill which may have planted the seed that subsequently grew into Ring
She's been a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1979 and is currently a member of the APA Council of Representatives, Michigan since 2018. Since 2000 she's been a representative of North Central Region, APA Disaster Response Network, Advisory Committee. Since 1997 she's been a member of the Aviation Disaster Response Team for the American Red Cross. Since 1993 she's been an officer of the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Southeastern Michigan Chapter. She's been member of Psychologists for Social Responsibility since 1988 and is a Founding Member and Fellow of the Michigan Women Psychologists since 1987 including serving as Secretary for four years. She's been a Fellow of the Michigan Psychological Association since 1981 and is a co-founder and Chair of the Disaster Response Network.
Los Angeles Times Op-Ed about Ring Theory:
"How not to say the wrong thing"https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-xpm-2013-…
To contact Dr. Silk, you may email her at susansilk at
ameritech dot net.
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