I have followed the development of Contextual-Conceptual Therapy (CCT) for 14 years [...CCT] has been developed as the result of Fredric Matteson's tremendous sensitivity, skill and wisdom as he has listened to thousands of suicidal patients over many years. This therapy is developed from their experiences and perspectives. I have never seen such a large volume of highly positive letters and ratings from patients who have experienced this approach. In addition, this is not an entangling, high cost therapy. It is designed to empower patients to live their own lives more authentically [...].”
This (CCT model) is like the quantum physics of therapy!
I think this program should be mandatory for everyone in the world. It has taken 4 different mental health facilities to get to this one and I'm thanking God I am here to finally get this.
What I experienced in just a few days has changed my life forever. I now feel like I have my life back.
His premise is that as humans we already possess all the answers we need, regardless of our circumstances. Through CCT’s methodologies and practices he has found a way to compassionately guide and redirect people back to what they already know. Matteson’s work has far reaching implications for the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well being of not only the suicidal patient, but for many of us who have suffered from the dark night of the soul.
I have been [...] teaching psychotherapy for forty-five years. In that time I have been fortunate to have observed many masters of the craft in action [...]. However, Fredric Matteson is unique in his background and approach. He neither belongs nor owes allegiance to any established school of therapy. An established poet, he mines his genius for metaphor and finds a way to apply himself to reach to the very core of those in extremis [...]. Aided by his gifts, including an intensity of spirit that resonates with those who are desperate, he finds ways to convert the instability of crisis into a loving, healing process.
What I don’t see is anything drastically different from interventions we have done before - where’s the therapeutic intervention to help person see differently? This is intervention and prevention still rather than helping the person understand what they are actually dealing with - the context.
The CCT group is on the cutting edge of suicide work. Mental health professionals and many others will certainly benefit from their education. Their work needs to be widely disseminated as soon as possible.
There has never been a therapy specifically for suicide, until today.