Forest View Hospital offers the following CEUs and patient-focused seminars:
January 13, 2021
Complex Trauma in the Context of the Attachment Relationship
Diana Osipsov, LMSW & Owner of Roots
This training, through lecture and case review, will cover different types of trauma, and will further explore complex trauma, specific to themes related to the effects of generational trauma within the attachment relationship. Parent-child dyad will be examined in this context, and information on current research and effective treatment approaches will be provided.
February 10, 2021
Trauma Model Therapy
Colin A. Ross, M.D.
Dr. Ross will describe the principles and techniques of his Trauma Model Therapy (TMT). These include: the problem of attachment to the perpetrator; the locus of control shift; the problem is not the problem; just say ‘no’ to drugs; addiction is the opposite of desensitization; and the victim-rescuer-perpetrator triangle. TMT was designed for treatment of trauma survivors with extensive comorbidity but can be adapted for treatment of most mental disorders and addictions. Techniques will be illustrated through case examples.
March 10, 2021
To Be Announced
April 14, 2021
To Be Announced
May 12, 2021
The Courage to Suffer
Daryl Van Tongeren, PhD & Sara A. Showalter Van Tongeren, LCSW
Suffering is an inescapable part of life. Some suffering is so profound, so violating, or so dogged that it fundamentally changes people in indelible ways. Many existing therapeutic approaches, from a medical model, treat suffering as mental illness and seek a curative solution. However, such approaches often fail to examine the deep questions that suffering elicits (e.g., existential themes of death, isolation, freedom, identity, and meaninglessness) and the far-reaching ways in which suffering affects the lived experience of each individual.
Drawing from scientific research, clinical examples, existential and positive psychology, and their own personal stories of loss and sorrow, Daryl and Sara’s integrative model blends the rich depth of existential clinical approaches with the growth focus of strengths-based approaches. Through cutting edge-research and clinical case examples, they detail five “phases of suffering” and how to work with a client’s existential concerns at each phase to develop meaning. They also discuss how current research suggests to build a flourishing life, especially for those who have endured, and are enduring, suffering. Daryl and Sara will show how those afflicted with suffering, while acknowledging the reality of their pain, can still choose to live with hope.
Forest View Hospital’s professional staff are ready to help find the best treatment options for you or your loved one. Call 800-949-8439 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.