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Dr. Susan F. Branco

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Assistant Professor with the Family Institute at Northwestern University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling masters program. I enjoy teaching and supervising emergent professional counselors. If you are interested in working with me for supervision purposes please visit here.

 International Association for Counseling & the American Mental Health Counselors Association webinar: The Counselor's Role in Addressing Systemic Racism-Related Trauma





I was awarded a Seed Grant from the Family Institute at Northwestern University to pursue research on the experiences of adult internationally adopted Colombian adults who are in reunion with their first families. I look forward to collaborating with my research team on this exciting project. I continue working with a team of researchers using directive content analysis to examine reality TV counselor and client sessions. Individually, I am researching reparative models to address illicit adoption practices in order to draft a proposed model for Colombian international adoption practices.


MMCG Panel: Competencies for Counseling the Multiracial Population, Then, Now, & Beyond, March 25, 2021

MMCG Podchat: Our Homeland is Each Other, February 26, 2021

Adoptees On Podcast, February 19, 2021

Panelist in the American Counseling Association's Day of Racial Healing, ACA Racism Resource, January 19, 2021

Clinical approaches: Growing up adopted. Rudd Adoption Research Program, Virtual Conference 2020-2021, Adoption Adults: Connections Across Generations, University of Massachusetts Amherst, December 3, 2020. 

Microcounseling Interventions: Skills to Address Racism and Microaggressions in Session, American Mental Health Counselors Association, November 20, 2020

We the Experts: Adoptees Speak Series (Adoptees & Therapy), Adoption Mosaic, November 14, 2020

Microaggressions in Counseling: Reflections During a Racial PandemicAmerican Mental Health Counselors Association, September 11, 2020

Being a Leader and Latinx: Y Ahora Que? Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, July 20, 2020

Self care for Minoritized Counselors, American Counseling Association and Motivo, July 29, 2020

Trauma Informed Supervision for Mental Health Counselors, 14th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision, July 30, 2020