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Susan Schuster-Bacon

Antioch University Los Angeles

Susan Schuster-Bacon is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (# LMFT 12346), as well as a credentialed teacher in both Regular and Special Education. Professionally, Susan likes to integrate her interests in both therapy and education. She began her career working in the Berkeley Unified School District as a Resource Teacher, mainstreaming children with special needs into typical classrooms. Then, she worked at UCLA with inpatient children who were on the Autistic Spectrum. Subsequently, she was an administrator at the Julia Ann Singer Therapeutic School at Vista del Mar Child and Family Services, where she was in charge of the training program for MFT trainees and associates. She also worked at Para los Ninos as the Clinical Supervisor for MFT and MSW trainees and interns, in addition to having a private practice. More recently, she is an adjunct professor at both Antioch and Pepperdine Universities. In 2020 she became the director of ACTS (Antioch Community Therapy Services), which provides no-cost therapy to individuals in California, as well as Practicum training experience for Antioch students who are studying to become Marriage and Family Therapists.

Educational History

MA in Human Development, Pacific Oaks College

MA in Counseling Psychology, Lindenwood University

B.A. in Sociology, UCLA

Susan Schuster-Bacon

Adjunct Faculty,

MA Psychology Programs


Courses Taught

Process of Interpersonal Psychotherapy I (PSY 5010A)

Child and Adolescent Development (PSY 5430C)

Treatment of Children and Adolescents (PSY 5670T)

Clinical Training Readiness (PSY 50000AA)

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