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Susan Salas

Director of Field Education
GSWEC Program Corrdinator
School of Social Work

M.S.S.W., Columbia University, New York, 1992
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 1997

Biographical Information

Professor Salas has considerable social work practice experience in the area of community mental health with children and families as well as Latino mental health. Professor Salas has also taught undergraduate and graduate seminars in the CSULB School of Social Work since 2004.  She has expertise in developing field education training programs and curriculum development. She currently serves as the CalSWEC Title IV-E field consultant for our full-time graduate-level student awardees. 

Professor Salas' macro interests include social policy and legislative change including her active 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. 

Susan Salas

Office Location: Social Sciences / Public Administration Building (SSPA) 130
Phone: (562) 985-8178
Fax: (562) 985-5514


  • Field Seminar
  • Introduction to Social Work Practicum


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