Faculty Directory

Susan Tohn

Associate Professor


Tohn, S., & McCarthy, D. (2006). Conducting the solution focused investigation in child protective services [Audiovisual]. Sudbury, MA: Solutions Press.

Tohn, S., & Yancor, S. (2006). Solution focused treatment in spanish: Adapting the model to do client-centered treatment [Audiovisual]. Sudbury, MA: Solutions Press.

Tohn, S. (2005). Introduction to solution focused treatment. Michigan Home Based Annual Newsletter. Detroit, MI: Home Based Services.

Tohn, S. L., & Oshlag, J. A. (2005). Crossing the bridge: Integrating solution focused treatment into clinical practice. Natick, MA: Solutions Press.

Tohn, S., & Oshlag, J. (1996). Solution-focused therapy with mandated clients: Cooperating with the uncooperative. In S. Miller, M. Hubble, & B. Duncan (Eds.), Handbook of solution-focused brief therapy. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

professional activities

Solution Focused Trainer

Clinical Practice Experience

2003 - Present, Clinical Supervisor, Solutions, on-site locations
Provide individual weekly LICSW supervision to 1-8 social workers working toward their license. Focus of supervision is the integration of Solution-Focused Treatment into their setting. The different settings include: Outdoor adventure clinical groupwork, hospice social work, home-based family stabilization team, out-patient mental health, Department of Children and Families, lead agency intensive case management and clinical directorship supervision, employee assistance programs, anger management groups, and drug and alcohol counseling.

1992 - Present, Clinical Social Worker, Solutions, Private Practice, Sudbury, MA
Provide clinical services to individuals, couples, families and groups. Clinical work utilizes Solution-Focused Brief Therapy approach. Participate in Blue Cross/Blue Shield Voluntary Outcomes Measurement Project. Own and operate private practice providing clinical training of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for agencies, private practice clinicians, schools, universities, and presenting at conferences.