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Susan Lahey

Director, Graduate Counseling and Ph.D. Programs / Professor, Graduate Counseling


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  • BS, Middle Tennessee State University
  • MMFT, Trevecca Nazarene University
  • PhD, Regent University

Susan Lahey, Ph.D. is the director of graduate counseling at Trevecca, where she has served as a full-time faculty member since 2007 and as director since 2017. She has provided leadership as the doctoral program coordinator since 2009 and as CACREP liaison during the accreditation process. She is also the co-faculty sponsor for Theta Nu Upsilon, the program’s Chi Sigma Iota honor society. Dr. Lahey previously served as secretary and Middle Tennessee representative of the Tennessee Marriage and Family Therapy Association for six years. She has also trained supervisors for many years through the TLPCA and AAMFT organizations, and is a licensed marital and family therapist with a private practice. Her focus at Trevecca is on the mentoring and development of counselors, supervisors, and educators, and her desire to serve her students’ pursuits of counselor identity has deepened through her work as dissertation chair over the past 13 years. Dr. Lahey’s research interests involve, but are not limited to, clinical supervision, counselor educator training, marital crisis, family cohesion and leadership skills. Outside of work, she exercises self-care through tennis, family and friends.