Susan Salas, EdD, LCSW

Dr. Salas has considerable social work practice experience in the area of community mental health with children and families as well as Latino mental health. Dr. Salas has also taught undergraduate and graduate seminars in the CSULB, School of Social Work since 2004.  She has expertise in developing field education curriculum and development including field instructor training programs. She has served as a CalSWEC Title IV-E field consultant for our full-time graduate-level student awardees and has been the Director of Field Education since July of 2016. 

Dr. Salas' macro interests include social policy and legislative change including her previous involvement in the coordination of CSULB's participation in the annual NASW Legislative Lobby Days weekend.  She is actively involved in the Southern California Native American Community advocating for Native American cultural and spiritual rites including the preservation of sacred sites. 



  • Ed.D., California State University, Long Beach, 2014
  • M.S.S.W., Columbia University, New York, 1992
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 1997

  • Latino Mental Health
  • Legislative Lobby Days
  • Native American Advocacy
  • Title IV-E Child Welfare Training

  • Field Seminar
  • Introduction to Social Work Practicum