Dr. Susan Conte
Susan A. Conte's research and clinical interests include adolescents' and women's mental health and the psychodynamics of non-suicidal self-injury. Her research integrates her experience as a Clinical Social Worker with adolescents and young women and qualitative research methods. In her work at The College of New Rochelle, Dr. Conte combines her professional expertise in teaching and counseling. She serves as an Associate Professor in the Graduate School and as a Clinical Social Worker in Counseling and Health Services.
Dr. Conte has published on qualitative research and on non-suicidal self-injury, most recently for the National Association of Social Workers and for the Center for Adolescent Research and Development. She has presented widely on the topic of self-injury for national and New York state professional conferences, including the Society for Social Work and Research and the National Association of Social Workers, the Annual PrideWorks Conference for LGBTQ Youth, and the Annual Guidance Expo for school counselors. Dr. Conte has consulted on adolescent mental health with middle, high school and college personnel, as well as with clinical staffs of hospitals and with inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities.
As an Associate Professor in the Graduate School, Dr. Conte has taught Family Process and Therapy I and II, Ethics in Counseling, and Group Counseling. She supervises graduate interns in the Mental Health Counseling program, teaching courses in Mental Health Counseling Practicum and Internship I and II.
Dr. Conte's professional memberships include the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and the Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society (WGPS). Dr. Conte serves on the Social Work Advisory Board of the College of New Rochelle, the Southern Westchester Vicariate Council of the Archdiocese of New York, and the steering committee of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). She is a member of the Pelham Art Center, the Westchester Italian Cultural Center, and volunteers at the Children's Center for Learning/Head Start in New Rochelle. Since 1976, Susan A. Conte has been an Ursuline Sister of the Roman Union, Eastern Province, USA.