Ms. Gilbertson is a founding partner of The Blue Door Group, a training, facilitation, and consulting group using interactive and participatory approaches to help clients deepen their impact. Susanna teaches in the Behavioral Health and Human Services program at the Community College of Philadelphia, and previously taught courses in Harcum College’s Human Services program. Susanna received her Bachelor’s Degree from Haverford College in 1998 and earned her Masters of Social Work from San Francisco State University in 2004.
Her previous work includes both supervision and direct service counseling and advocacy on crisis hotlines, in domestic violence and homeless shelters, in an intimate partner violence counseling agency, in schools, and providing medical social work services in people’s homes. Susanna has supervised both undergraduate and graduate social workers. Susanna has designed and facilitated interactive trainings on intimate partner violence, sexual health, suicide prevention, ethics, and oppression for youth, professional, and community groups for over 18 years.