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Dr. Susan L. Ross

Ross, Dr. Susan L.

Lecturer AY-B,  Hospitality, Recr & Tour Mgm't
Recreation Therapy Coordinator, Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism Mgmt

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Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-3007

Office Hours
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Suzy Ross coordinates the Recreation Therapy concentration. Her research explores the phenomenon of integrating personal transformation into daily life. As a therapist, she specializes in the treatment of women survivors of sexual trauma, post traumatic stress, and adventure therapy. In partnership with indigenous elders, Suzyleads study abroad to ancient sites to facilitate the recovery of indigenous wisdom through sacred play. As a scholar, Dr. Ross has several published articles in peer-reviewed journals and has spoken at conferences across diverse discliplines. She is currently writing a book entitled "The Hidden Half of Transformation." She provides support to the community through consultation to Recreational Therapy agencies. Suzy lives by the ocean and loves dancing, walking in nature, and eating organic food.