Susan M. Campbell

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Susan M. Campbell
Born (1941-07-16) July 16, 1941 (age 76)
United States
Residence Sebastopol, CA
Occupation Author

Susan M. Campbell, Ph.D. (born July 16, 1941) is an American self-help author.[1]


Campbell earned her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Massachusetts in 1967,[1] and remained as a member of that school’s Graduate Faculty until 1977, when joined Saybrook University in San Francisco where she holds an adjunct faculty appointment.[2] She was also on the faculty of the unaccredited International University of Professional Studies.[1] Since 1967 she has also pursued a career as a professional speaker and a consultant and trainer.[1] She is also President of Getting Real Resources, a coaching and training company.[3]

Her work has been featured in magazines including New Woman, Psychology Today, Self, Harvard Business Review, Seventeen, Men's Health, New Age, Fast Company, and Yoga Journal, and she has been a guest on national TV talk shows such as Dr. Dean Edell, CNNs NewsNight, and Good Morning America,[1] and has guest lectured at the Harvard, Stanford, and UCLA business schools.[1]

Getting Real[edit]

Her most recent work, described in her best-selling[citation needed] book, Getting Real and her more recent Truth in Dating, and Saying Whats Real, centers on using honest communication for personal healing and expanded self-awareness.[4] The roots of this work are in Buddhist psychology, Gestalt Therapy, Sensory Awareness, Psychoanalysis, and Jungian psychology.[citation needed]

Published works[edit]


  • Expanding Your Teaching Potential: Education for Participation in a Changing World (Irvington, 1977)
  • The Couple’s Journey: Intimacy as a Path to Wholeness (Impact, 1980)
  • Beyond the Power Struggle: Dealing with Conflict in Love and Work (Impact, 1984)
  • From Chaos to Confidence: Survival Strategies for the New Workplace (Simon & Schuster, 1995)
  • Getting Real: 10 Truth Skills You Need to Live an Authentic Life (New World Library, 2001)
  • The Everything Great Sex Book, Campbell, Susan, and Heumann, Suzie. (Adams Media, 2002)
  • Truth in Dating: Finding Love by Getting Real (New World Library, 2002)
  • Saying What’s Real: Seven Keys to Authentic Communication and Relationship Success (New World Library, 2003)

Articles (In Juried professional journals)[edit]

  • Anderson, Susan Campbell. “The Effects of Confrontation,” Journal of Counseling Psychology, 16(5) 1968.
  • Anderson, Susan Campbell, and Jules Zimmer. “The Dimensions of Empathy and Positive Regard,” Journal of Counseling Psychology, 15 (5), 1968.
  • Campbell, Susan. “Women and Success,” The Humanistic Psychology Institute Review, 1 (1) Summer 1978.
  • Carkhuff, Robert, Susan Campbell Anderson and Mae Alixik, “Do We have a Theory of Vocational Choice?” Journal of Personnel and *Guidance, 46 (4) 1968.
  • Campbell, Susan. “Developing Ego-Strength in Drug-Dependent Persons Using Group Therapy,” Correctional Psychologist, 4, Fall 1971.
  • Campbell, Susan. “Working through the Impasse in Self and Society: Gestalt Therapy Applications in Personal and Community Development,” The Gestalt Therapist, 11(1) Fall 1975.
  • Campbell, Susan. “Working Through the Power-Vulnerability Polarity,” Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 8 (2), 1977.
  • Campbell, Susan. “The Co-Creative Teacher: A Key Dimension in Accelerated Learning,” Journal of Accelerated Learning, 10(3) Spring 1980.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Faculty: Campbell, Susan". International University of Professional Studies. Retrieved December 29, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Faculty". Saybrook University, Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "". Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 2010-02-04. .