Therapeutic Healing

This website is intended for people and professionals wanting to know more about personal healing and growth following a disability. Far too often, disability has been perceived and described as a negative event but it doesn’t have to be that way, especially given the fact that many learn to view their situation in a much more positive light. Positive coping following disability means that people learn to deal with, move past, and rise above their situation so they can strive to create the life they seek.

Dr. Stuntzner is the Director of Accessible Education at Southwestern Oregon Community College and Part-time Lecturer for the Rehabilitation Services and Counseling Program at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley located in Edinburg, TX. Dr. Stuntzner is passionate about helping people find their way to a better place following disability and working with people as they learn new ways of coping and living life when disability is a part of it.

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More specifically, she is devoted to helping people and professionals understand the experience of disability from a holistic perspective and to assist them in learning more about the positive side of life following disability and in creating the best life possible.

Dr, Stuntzner is adding to this mission by expanding her services to include

a. Consulting

b. Writing/authoring

c. Trainings about disability; resilience, forgiveness, self-compassion, and the interrelatedness of these three approaches [AKA: The Therapeutic Triad] especially as they relate to positive coping; resilience and forgiveness interventions designed and created for people living with a disability and the experiences that accompany it and the professionals working with them.

d. CEUs for professionals interested in learning about the resilience and forgiveness interventions. Currently, this training is offered as a self-study located on this website under the Services/Ceu tab. In person and distance trainings can be arranged as well.

e. Access to articles pertaining to the topics of resilience, forgiveness, and self-compassion as they relate to the experience of living with a disability.

f. Information and links to books she has written that primarily focus on living with a disability, resilience skills people can use, and family resilience and coping with a disability.

Biographical Information

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Our Services

  • Educate others about the abilities of persons with disabilities and to assist persons with disabilities in coping well and in creating the life they seek.
  • Share accurate and useful information through professional trainings and speaking engagements for staff, professionals, employees, and businesses.
  • Provide consulting services to professionals and individuals dealing with personal difficulties and life challenges of which may include relationship concerns, grief and loss, career transitions, and disability as well as skill building in positive coping (i.e., resiliency, forgiveness, self-compassion, the therapeutic triad).
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  • Write and conduct research as it relates to the exploration and promotion of positive coping following disability.
  • Disperse information about research or articles pertaining to positive coping, forgiveness, compassion and self-compassion, and resilience following disability.
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Testimonials

  • “Susan has found the most amazing way of helping people with disabilities find their true paths. True healing comes from one’s ability to find forgiveness

    John Sassin Phd CRC Undergraduate Rehabilitation Services Program Coordinator
    Langston University- Tulsa

  • “Dr. Stuntzner is a leading expert in the field of rehabilitation counseling. Her presentation is thought provoking and informative. This event is a must attend

    Karla Felske PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist,
    Milwaukee, WI

  • “I deeply appreciate your references to God and ‘blessings’ – forgiveness, something losing ground in our society…..The chapter on putting theory into practice is awesome!”

    Bryan Maughan Ph.D. |Program Director, Professional Practices Doctoral (PPD)-Ed.D.,
    University of Idaho

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