Complimentary CE Luncheon 8/18: Helping trauma clients develop gratitude and purpose.

Frontiers of Trauma Treatment Event

Sponsored by Mind Therapy Clinic and Timberline Knolls, Treatment for Women, Illinois

Presented by Stephen Wright, MA, LCPC, RDDP


Individuals struggling with trauma are hurting and therefore experience the world from an egocentric, self-oriented perspective. This seminar gives practical insight into helping a client move from that self-oriented perspective to a more altruistic and purposeful life which can improve outcomes in recovery. 

Following the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the most relevant findings about research related to the impact of gratitude in recovery

  • Describe the most relevant findings about research related to the impact of purpose in recovery

  • Conceptualize clients along a continuum of spiritual development from egocentric to altruistic. 

About the presenter 

A former minister, Stephen Wright served in many churches over a 25-year period working with youth and families. During that time, he also earned a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling, and then spent several years in the behavioral health field. He worked in residential treatment as a therapist, supervisor, coordinator, and program director first in the substance abuse field and then in the eating disorder field. At Timberline Knolls, Steve serves as a primary and family therapist and leads groups that help promote personal and spiritual growth. Steve is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and a Registered Dual-Disorder Professional. 

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