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About Ron Unger

I am a licensed clinical social worker and therapist who works with people diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, using a respectful and skill building approach called cognitive therapy for psychosis (also called CBT for psychosis).

You can find out a little more about cognitive therapy for psychosis, and about my practice in Eugene Oregon, at this page.

I also talk and teach seminars on cognitive therapy for psychosis, including a special focus on trauma and psychosis, and on spiritual and ethical issues related to mental health treatment,  See the upcoming seminars page for what’s scheduled at this time.  And I am definitely interested in more teaching opportunities if you know of any:  check out this list of seminars I can present, and if you need a list of my teaching experience you can find it here.

My own story, which includes the details of how I got interested in this field (including some “psychotic” experiences of my own) is told  on this page, with a few more details in this interview.

Contact information for me:

541-513-1811
1257 High St., Suite 7, Eugene OR 97401
4ronunger at gmail.com 
 
You can  look here for more information about my therapy practice in Eugene Oregon.
 
I do not practice therapy or provide consultations to people or families who live at a distance over the phone or Skype.  I wish I could do this, but I find I don’t have enough time.
 
On the other hand, I do offer “distance” consultations to mental health workers who could use assistance in learning a more psychological approach for psychosis.  I can provide this service at the same low rate for either individual or groups of mental health workers, over the phone or using the internet with Adobe Connect.  Contact me for more information about that.
 
My personal mission is to help provide training and consultation to lots of mental health workers, so that with my efforts alongside those of like-minded others, eventually everyone diagnosed with “schizophrenia” or “psychosis” will find that psychological understanding and a constructive approach that provides realistic hope is easily available within the mental health system.
 
PS   If you are seeking a “distance” consultation about yourself or a family member from someone who knows a lot about psychological approaches for what we call psychosis, you might want to consider the following two possibilities:
 
One of them is Paris Williams.  His contact information is at http://taurangapsychologist.co.nz/  .  You can also read about a book he wrote, Rethinking Madness, at http://rethinkingmadness.com/

Another person is Will Hall.  More at http://willhall.net/

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