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.
Contact information for me:541-513-1811PO Box 10283, Eugene OR 974404ronunger 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. Download this document 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: Below are names and contact information for professionals who are knowledgeable about psychological approaches for psychosis and who might be available to offer “distance” consultation and support, through phone or Skype etc.:
- 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/
- Will Hall. More at http://willhall.net/
- Michelle Glass is not a licensed professional, but probably has better training than many who are! More about her at https://www.thelisten3r.net/about-me.html
There are also people who have had experiences that could be called “psychosis” but who have seen it as more of a spiritual journey, and who are now active coaching people who want to approach their own experience with this framework. Examples are:
Jacob Reid https://www.sacredphrenia.com/
Northern Starseed https://www.facebook.com/northernstarseed111/