Susan Mintzberg is a PhD candidate in the School of Social Work at McGill University. Her doctoral research, funded by FRQSC, explores the role of families in psychiatry with a focus on collaboration between family members and mental health care professionals. This work evolved from ten years of clinical practice with individuals and families in community mental health.
In an earlier career, Susan was a photojournalist with published work in newspapers and magazines.
Susan’s focus on families has been consistent throughout her career. This presentation, Weaving together experiences: the story of family, will highlight key elements of her work. Using examples, she will discuss the connections between her clinical, research, teaching and interdisciplinary experiences, and address how the story of family has influenced her thinking about social work practice and pedagogy.