Fredric Matteson recently opened a new office for Contextual-Conceptual Therapy (CCT) on beautiful Lake Union in Seattle. Fredric Matteson is now seeing private clients (individual, couples, families) for brief therapy (usually 8-10 sessions).
Fredric Matteson's role as an educator in the field of suicide prevention is to help others:
- To understand the context of suicide before the core problem can be addressed
- To help teach others about the phenomenon of suicide (and its phenomena)
- To offer and help implement an educational program derived from the suicidal persons' own unique language and voices, their uncovered patterns (algorithms) and common themes
- To view being suicidal as an opportunity to "awaken" to a new, life-changing perspective
- To consider suicide as a spiritual crisis...a crisis of identity...a crisis of meaning
A weekly teen educational support group has been held this winter, and the next series will be starting in early spring. The CCT group series is limited to 8 teens meeting once a week for 6 weeks. This group series is appropriate for adolescents dealing with issues of despair, hopelessness, and/or suicidal thinking (non-emergency).
About Fredric Matteson
For 25 years I worked as a therapist with over 16,000 suicidal patients on an inpatient mental health unit primarily for suicidal clients. During that time, I created an educational program for helping suicidal persons called: Contextual-Conceptual Therapy: Guiding the Suicidal Patient using Maps, Models, & Metaphors..
"There has never been a therapy specifically for suicide, until today."
- David Olive, Ph.D.
National Health Service of England