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Suh Chen Hsiao - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

Suh Chen Hsiao Suh Chen Hsiao

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work


Clinical Assistant Professor focused on adults and healthy aging with expertise in mental health, team leading, and administration.


Dr. Suh Chen Hsiao , joining the field education faculty in 2010.

For the last decade, Hsiao was a psychiatric social worker, team leader and administrator with the Los Angeles Unified School District's School Mental Health unit under Student Health & Human Service Division. There, she worked as a therapist, team leader and administrator overseeing the San Pedro Clinic, a LAUSD mental-health clinic that assists children and families in several South Bay cities. Six of those years, Hsiao trained and supervised over 45 MSW interns from different universities including UCLA, Cal State Universities of Long Beach, Dominguez Hills, and MFT/Art Therapist interns from Loyola Marymount University. In 2007, she earned her an Outstanding Field Instructor award for her efforts from University of Southern California.

Before joining LAUSD, the Taiwanese native worked for LA County Department of Mental Health- Edelman Children's System of Care providing individual, family and group interventions as well serving as the LPS designated mental health clinician to provide emergency mental health assessment and crisis interventions to group home high risk youth. She provided clinical supervision to clinic ASW staff and as a Supervising Psychiatric Social Worker who manages school-based program and outpatient clinic services.

Education (4)

Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan): Bachelor of Art, German Literature and Philosophy 1987

University of Southern California: Master of Social Work, Health Concentration 1990

California State University, Dominguez Hills: Master of Art, Education/Administrative Credential 2006

University of Southern California - Price School of Public Policy: Doctor of Policy, Planning and Development, Price School of Public Policy 2018

Areas of Expertise (14)

Clinical Supervision

K-12 School Leadership and Administration

Geriatric Care

Adults and Healthy Aging

Psychiatric Social Work

Social Services

Social Work

Social Work Education

Community Outreach

Team Leadership

Program Development

Trauma and PTSD in Youth

Children, Youth and Families

Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Industry Expertise (6)

Training and Development

Health Care - Services

Health and Wellness

Mental Health Care

Health Care - Providers