Barbara J. Suter, PhD

Barbara J. Suter, PhD, co-chair at the Washington School of Psychiatry’s Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy program, has been a clinical psychologist for almost 40 years, practicing psychodynamically oriented work with individuals- child, adolescent, adult–and with families, communities, schools, and agencies. She is involved in training both new and experienced therapists. A lifetime of a rich, rewarding experience helping people has culminated in experiential work: through AEDP, and its holistic, healing, helpful approach, Dr. Suter has found a way to integrate many decades of previously disparate experiences. Dr. Suter has found that AEDP uniquely lends itself to therapy, supervision and front line helping people in their communities and families. She has found it particularly useful with those suffering from trauma, reeling from life, and unable to find help despite a long time of seeking help, healing and change. At present, Dr. Suter is teaching and supervising (i) George Washington University Psy.D. students; (ii) experienced therapists at the Washington School of Psychiatry’s Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy program; (iii) candidates in the Clinical Social Work Institute PhD program; and (iv) professionals involved with a public charter school program in Washington, D.C. She maintains a private practice in Washington, DC.