Susan D. Raeburn

Further information on the writers behind Touring & Mental Health: The Music Industry Manual

Susan’s chapters:
Stress, Coping and Resilience, Addiction and Recovery

PhD. Clinical psychologist.

Susan is Book Supervisor on Touring and Mental Health: The Music Industry Manual.

Dr Susan D. Raeburn is a licensed clinical psychologist in Oakland, CA with a special interest in working with performing artists.

She attended UCLA (BA), San Francisco State University (MA) and the Wright Institute, Berkeley (PhD). She was a staff psychologist at Stanford University Medical Center (1983–1992) and later worked in Chemical Dependency Services at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Walnut Creek, CA (1992–2016).

Susan has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on eating disorders, addictions and musician mental health. With Eric Maisel, she co-authored Creative Recovery: A Complete Addiction Treatment Program That Uses Your Natural Creativity.

She has been active at music industry conferences (South by Southwest, NARAS, The Future of Music Coalition, The Experience Music Project) as well as the Performing Arts Medicine Association where she is on the Editorial Board of their journal, Medical Problems of Performing Artists.