Dr. Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, CIP, CDWF
Have you ever wondered how your clients arrive at your doorstep? No doubt they have reached some tipping point, a crisis point in their life which is propelling them or their loved ones to seek help. In truth, I have never met anyone in my life who set out to have a substance use or process disorder (shopping, gambling, digital, disordered eating), mental health issue (anxiety, depression, etc.), chronic pain or another physical malady. Likewise, I have never met anyone who is set up to experience trauma albeit subjective, objective or collective. Yet through the years, I have helped so many loved ones and their families address these issues.
I am honored to invite you to join me for this online class, The Uninvited Guests. Together we will describe and discuss addiction, mental health, chronic pain and process disorders. We will identify how trauma, shame, guilt, humiliation, grief and loss affect one's story and how growing up in an alcoholic family may affect someone. Evidence‑based tools and strategies, along with case examples, will be given, and you will be introduced to family mapping as a way into story.
You might ask yourself, why am I, as your professor, interested in this subject matter? The truth is, I met trauma at a young age, and I experienced the effects of this triple threat. My life's passion has been to help loved ones and their families rise to their best possible selves. To that end, I work globally with families as I have had the grace of being a social worker, university professor, author and lecturer, along with being a widow, a wife, a woman, mother, grandmother, daughter and an adventurer.
I look forward to meeting each and every one of you. I know you have your own story to tell. I invite you to join me to make a difference in our clients' lives so that we all may "Keep Falling Up"!
Dr. Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, CIP, CDWF Author ‑ Educator ‑ Speaker ‑ Interventionist Email: DrStanger@
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