One of Dr. Belangee's favorite topics is parenting education and parent support. She has offered parenting classes to diverse populations, including non-English speaking parents in the Allentown, PA area.
She utilizes the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) program in her parenting classes because it is an evidence-based approach with easy-to-learn, hands-on ideas for enhancing communication between parents and children. Whether the children are toddlers or teenagers, parents will find new ways of handling the common daily struggles (e.g. homework or bed time) as well as the more difficult situations (e.g., teens' risky behaviors).
Groups and organizations can choose to have Susan provide one-day seminars on a specific topic or a full 7-session course at their location (within 50 miles of Collegeville, PA; further distances are possible and would require reimbursement of travel expenses).
Dr. Susan Belangee is a leading researcher and presenter in her field on personality dynamics. She presents internationally on how personality traits affect the workplace and similar kinds of environments and what people can do to maximize the effectiveness of traits in those settings and with colleagues.
She also presents internationally on body image and eating disorders. Her own research on how personality influences these issues has guided her clinical work. Dr. Belangee’s workshops range in complexity from introductory programs for all age groups to advanced therapeutic techniques for mental health professionals.
Other topics in Dr. Belangee’s consultation repertoire include stress management, mindfulness, managing depression and anxiety, and other mental health and wellness issues. Susan is well-versed in research techniques and methodologies and can provide support and ideas for implementing research programs or projects in a variety of settings.
Supervision for Licensure
Dr. Belangee meets the requirements in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey to serve as a supervisor for counselors pursuing licensure in these states. In addition to having her LPC license, she also maintains her credentials as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), both of which are through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Her philosophy for supervision involves working collaboratively with the license-eligible counselor to establish a safe environment in which to address counselor-client issues. Self-awareness and self-care are essential to developing ethical counseling skills. In addition, Dr. Belangee believes that all counselors need to work with clients from a sound theoretical foundation. While her theoretical practice utilizes the Adlerian psychology model, she is very capable of conceptualizing and understanding many of the other counseling theories/models that supervisees may use in their practice.