Susan Raeburn, PhD
Dr. Susan Raeburn is a licensed clinical psychologist in independent practice in Oakland, CA with a special interest in working with performing artists. She attended U.C.L.A. (BA), San Francisco State University (M.A.), and the Wright Institute, Berkeley (PhD). Following internship training at Stanford University Medical Center, she was a staff psychologist there in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine (1983-1992). She later worked as a staff psychologist in Chemical Dependency Services at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Walnut Creek, CA (1992-2016).
In addition to her clinical practice, Susan has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on eating disorders, addictions, and musician mental health (See academia.com). With Eric Maisel, she co-authored Creative Recovery: A Complete Addiction Treatment Program That Uses Your Natural Creativity (Shambhala, 2008.) Over decades, Susan has been active at various music industry conferences (South by Southwest, North by Northwest, NARAS, The Future of Music Coalition, The Experience Music Project), The College Music Society, and the Performing Arts Medicine Association where she is on the Editorial Board of their journal, Medical Problems of Performing Artists.
As an amateur guitarist/singer, Susan considers one of her most meaningful qualifications in working with performers is being the daughter of big band leader Boyd Raeburn and jazz vocalist Ginnie Powell.
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