Susan Brotherton

Instructor
Social Work
Office
Ritter Annex

Biography

Susan Brotherton is an instructor and alumnae of Temple’s School of Social Work. She is the former director of Philadelphia social services for the Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia where she served for eight years overseeing emergency, permanent supportive and permanent housing programs, anti-human trafficking programs, family case management services and food pantry programs. Prior to that role, she served as the director of the trauma-informed Red Shield Family Residence, an emergency housing program serving families in Philadelphia. Susan has represented the Salvation Army at conferences around the country presenting promising practices in trauma-informed care, creating trauma-sensitive cultures in human service organizations, serving families and youth experiencing homelessness, meeting the unique needs of survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, and understanding the intersection of adverse childhood experiences and human trafficking.

Currently, in addition to teaching, Susan serves as an organizational consultant providing staff development, supervision and training to human service agencies. Prior to her work with the Salvation Army, she worked in the mental health field managing a residential program for adults whose lives have been affected by mental illness, as a clinical case manager, and a psychotherapist serving individuals and families.

Education

  • MSW, Temple University
  • BA, Psychology, Susquehanna University

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

SSWG 5103

Theory-Informed Macro Practice I: Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Graduate

SSWG 5104

Theory-Informed Macro Practice II: Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Graduate

SSWG 8113

Resource and Grant Development for Human Services

Graduate

SSWG 8114

Supervision, Staff Management, and Staff Development in Human Service Organizations

Graduate

SSWU 3011

The Social Worker in the Group

Undergraduate

Selected Publications

  • Brotherton, S. & Bloom, S.L. (2019). The Complex Mental Health Consequences of Human Trafficking. In R.I. Dalla & D. Sabella (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Human Trafficking; A Multi-Disciplinary and Applied Approach. Routledge.

  • Brotherton, S. & Manirakiza, J. (2018). Understanding Sex Trafficking through the Lens of Coercion: A Closer Look at Exploitation, Threats, and Betrayal. In M.C. Burke (Ed.), Working with the Human Trafficking Survivor What Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers and Medical Professionals Need to Know. Routledge.