“Psychologist of the Year 2012” Suffolk County Psychological Association, Suffolk county, N.Y.  

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“I am interested in translating psychological issues that unfold in conscious and unconscious ways with individuals, couples, and groups. My goal is to help make those issues applicable and usable in daily life. I am committed to fostering healing, recovery and resiliency in the aftermath of trauma and disaster. I believe that understanding enhances mastery and reduces our sense of helplessness.”

About Suzanne

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Suzanne B. Phillips Psy.D., ABPP, CGP, FAGPA is a licensed psychologist, psychoanalyst and certified group therapist. Biography Suzanne B. Phillips Psy.D., ABPP, CGP, FAGPA is a licensed psychologist, psychoanalyst and certified group therapist. She is Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Doctoral Program of Long Island University, CW Post Campus. She is also on the faculty of the Post-Doctoral Programs of the Derner Institute of Adelphi University, N.Y. and The Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, N.Y. As a psychologist she has worked with couples, individuals and groups for over 25 years. In the aftermath of trauma and disaster, she has provided training and direct service to civilians, uniformed responders and caregivers, nationally and internationally. In February 2008, she testified for the needs of military and their families before Congress.

Dr. Phillips is a Diplomat in Group Psychology and serves as Co-Chair of the Community Outreach task force of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She has written articles, book chapters and three books on issues related to couples, psychotherapy, group therapy, trauma, uniformed services etc. Most recently she co-edited Public Mental Health Service Delivery Protocols: Group Interventions for Disaster Preparedness and Response and co-authored Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress. She writes an ongoing blog for Psych Central -- “Healing 4 Couples” -- on topics ranging from Anger Management for Couples to Cyberbullying and Coping in the Aftermath of Suicide. She also blogs for PBS' “It’s an Emotional Life.” Her PBS blog post “Is It A Relationship Or An Addiction” was recently featured on the Huffington Post. She has been on radio and national TV. She is married for 39 years and has two sons.


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I am interested in translating psychological issues that unfold in conscious and unconscious ways with individuals, couples, and groups. My goal is to help make those issues applicable and usable in daily life. I am committed to fostering healing, recovery and resiliency in the aftermath of trauma and disaster. I believe that understanding enhances mastery and reduces our sense of helplessness. From my national and international outreach to China, India, Haiti etc. as Co-Chair of Outreach for the American Group Psychotherapy Association as well as trauma work with individuals, couples, groups and uniformed services, I will pass on what they have helped me understand about the impact and recovery from traumatic events. You will find me writing and speaking about topics like Couples Reclaiming Sexual Intimacy, How Pets Can Improve Your Relationship, and Homecoming: Finding The Way Home From Trauma and War. I welcome your comments and will pass on information that I feel will be thought provoking and helpful.


Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association (APA)
Division of Military Psychologists (19)
Division of Psychoanalysis (39)
Division of Trauma (56)
Division of Psychoanalysis and Group (49)
American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)
Co-Chair Outreach Task Force
Suffolk County Psychological Association
Chair Trauma/Response
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation