Susan Hurley Truitt, LCSW-C, Director of Clinical Operations at For All Seasons, was recently awarded the Distinguished Alumni of Salisbury University School of Social Work. The university honored two alumnae at its annual Social Work Alumni Awards and Continuing Education Event. The Rising Professional Alumni Award recognizes B.A.S.W. and M.S.W. graduates within the past 10 years who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the social work profession and society. These alumni exemplify innovative practices and professional values and are making remarkable impacts in one or more of the following areas: direct practice, advocacy, research, administration, community organizing, social policy, and program development.
Truitt has been with the agency since 2004 when she was an intern. She was initially hired as a school-based clinician at For All Seasons and moved up to become a supervisor for the agency’s Intensive Support Services Program before becoming Assistant Clinical Director, Director of Clinical Services, and Director of Clinical Operations.
“As a mental health clinician and leader, Susan demonstrates outstanding contributions to the social work profession and the citizens of Maryland’s Eastern Shore every day. Her skills, performance, and dedication prove time and again that she was critically important to our agency. Susan is a true leader, taking initiative and responsibility for a range of projects. Recently, she led the entire roll-out of our electronic health record for our clinical team – this was a long process with many layers and details,” commented CEO Beth Anne Langrell.
“Clinically, she routinely takes our most difficult cases and she is both creative and innovative in her clinical practice. At the same time, she brings her heart to the office, listening and bolstering clients and clinical team members, supporting them and holding strong boundaries.”
Truitt received a bachelor’s degree in history and criminal justice from the University of Maryland College Park and a master’s degree in social work from Salisbury University. She holds a Level One Trauma Certification acquired with The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy and Training, a Level One Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Certification with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and completed Level One Theraplay Training. She recently completed Level One EMDR Certification.
Lesa Lee, Chief Clinical Officer at For All Seasons, adds, “Susan is currently working with her team to implement centralized scheduling and ‘same day access’ for the agency – another large project that moves the agency ahead while taking much time and energy to implement. Susan thinks ahead of problems and offers solutions and leads her team through her own example.”