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Fredric Matteson

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April 15, 2011

My name is Fredric Matteson. As a therapist and suicidologist with 30 years in the mental health field, I am the Creator and Founder of Contextual-Conceptual Therapy (CCT) -- an educational approach to helping acutely suicidal persons. In my role as an educator I have had the great pleasure and opportunity to be invited to speak before Linda Wolf's Teen Talking Circle trainees. Over the years I have been greatly impressed and inspired by Linda and the TTC vision to help facilitate compassionate listening and the permission and encouragement of each person's authentic voice to be expressed and to be heard. It is this self-validation that strikes at the core of the suicidal dilemma and that serves as a basis for true individual autonomy and family resiliency

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I've personally experienced the results of the Teen Talking Circle philosophy and influence by witnessing it first-hand as I spoke with Linda and groups of her TTC trainees, but also by observing its influence on my daughter and son who have participated in the TTC group support process.

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If I had to make changes to this organization I would find ways to make it more universally available.

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Its dedication and perseverance over the years in teaching compassionate listening to local youth. It has been a great influence here in this community!

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Professional with expertise in this field & As a suicidologist and creator/founder of Contextual-Conceptual Therapy I donated my time to educate teens and young adults about suicide prevention and education on key factors underlying the suicidal mindset.