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PUBLICATIONS to SERVICES AND TRAININGS OFFERED

Dr. Susan Stuntzner is looking to expand her professional and clinical services to include the following services in the near future, targeted goal is Summer, 2015. More information will be available in the coming weeks.

  • On-line and in-person counseling;
  • Educational training and consulting services for individual and professionals
    agencies, businesses, and employers in relation to disability and in understanding the
    employment and training needs of individuals with disabilities;
  • Information and training pertaining to positive coping with disability and/or difficult life events (i.e., resiliency training, forgiveness intervention training);
  • Information and training pertaining to positive coping with disability and/or difficult life events (i.e., resiliency training, forgiveness intervention training);
  • Assessment services.

TRAINING/CEU OPPORTUNITIES
Dr. Susan Stuntzner is available and willing to offer the following training to interested individuals and professionals as a fee for service. Interested professionals and agencies should contact Dr. Stuntzner directly to inquire for more information. Some information about the intervention and the 10-module format is provided in this section. Additional information will be forthcoming as Dr. Stuntzner is in the process of securing CEU approval for this particular intervention.

Stuntzner and Hartley’s Life Enhancement Intervention: Developing Resiliency Skills Following Disability

Publisher: Counseling Association of India
Resilience Title Page

Stuntzner and Hartley’s Life Enhancement Intervention: Developing Resiliency Skills Following Disability (2015) is a 10 – Module intervention developed to teach persons with disabilities information and skills related to resiliency and disability. The skills taught have been well-documented as those that are related to resiliency and to coping well with a disability. The skills covered do not represent all of those that may help people become more resilient, but they were carefully selected due to their duo-relationship with resiliency and adaptation to disability.

Each module is delivered in a designated sequence so that people may first learn about resiliency and its relationship to disability. Modules 2 through 5 build from this foundation and teach people about the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Modules 6 through 9 are typically more abstract than the first five; therefore, a solid foundation in understanding the relationship between one’s own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors may be helpful before launching into the latter skills. The intervention concludes with an opportunity to review, assess, and fully integrate skills learned throughout.

The intervention was developed so that it could be delivered to groups, but professionals are encouraged to decide if and when the information may be used on an individual basis as well. Since resiliency is an individualized process in that different skills may resonate with people, it is more important for professionals to consider those that are most relevant to the people they counsel.

Each module consists of targeted goals, educational and experiential activities, opportunities for reflection, and additional work to be completed on one’s own time. However, the intervention has overarching goals and these provide people with an opportunity to (Stuntzner, 2015, p. 7):

  • enhance awareness of the skills they use to cope with life and disability-related situations.
  • determine which skills are not helpful.
  • learn new skills to improve their coping abilities and sense of resiliency
  • apply the skills learned to a specific part of their life.
  • develop and integrate skills that can help them overcome challenging situations.

For more information about the authors of this intervention, refer to the following link:

Resilience Intervention Title Page and Author Biography

Susan Stuntzner PhD, LPC, LMHP, CRC, NCC, DCC
Assistant Professor
Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services
University of Idaho – Coeur d’Alene
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Email: wisconsinwn@yahoo.com
Phone: (208) 292-1409

Counseling and Consulting Services

Selected Publications:

Stuntzner, S. (in press). Resiliency and coping with disability: The family after.
Ahmedabad, Gujrat, India. Counseling Association of India.

Stuntzner, S., & Dalton, J. (in press). Forgiveness and disability: Reconsideration of
forgiveness as a vital component of the rehabilitation counseling profession. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Fall Issue.

Stuntzner, S., & Hartley, M. (2015). Balancing self-compassion with self-
advocacy: A new approach for persons with disabilities. Annals of
Psychotherapy and Integrative Health, February Issue.

Stuntzner, S. (2014). Transformation following a disability. In M. Kroth & P.
Cranton’s (Eds.) Stories of transformative learning (pp. 41-44). Sense Publishing.

Stuntzner, S., & Dalton, J. (2014). Living with a disability: A gateway to practicing
forgiveness and compassion. Annals of Psychotherapy and Integrative Health, December Issue.

Stuntzner, S., & Hartley, M. (2014). Stuntzner and Hartley’s life enhancement
intervention: Developing resiliency skills following disability. Coeur d’Alene, ID: Stuntzner & Hartley.

Stuntzner, S. (2014). Book Review: Neff, K. (2011). Self-compassion: Stop beating
yourself up and leave your insecurities behind. Harper Collings Publishing. Annals of Psychotherapy and Integrative Health, Issue 3.

Stuntzner, S. (2014). Self-Compassion and sexuality: A new model for women with
disabilities. ACA’s VISTAs, Summer Issue.

Stuntzner, S. (2014). Compassion and self-compassion: Exploration of utility as
essential components of the rehabilitation counseling profession. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 45(1), 37-44.

Stuntzner, S. (2014). Reflections from the past: Life lessons for better living.
Ahmedabad, Gujrat, India. Counseling Association of India.

Stuntzner, S., & Hartley, M. (2014). Disability and the counseling relationship:
What counselors need to know. ACA’s VISTAs, Winter Issue.

Stuntzner, S., & Hartley, M. (2014). Resiliency, coping, and disability: The
development of a resiliency intervention. ACA’s VISTAs, Spring Issue.

Stuntzner, S. (2013, December). Personal story: Living with a disability. Stanford
School of Medicine – The Compassion Journal.

Stuntzner, S. (2012). Living with disability: Finding peace amidst the storm.
Ahmedabad, Gujrat, India. Counseling Association of India.

Selected Presentations:

Stuntzner, S., & Hartley, M. (2015, March). Family Resilience and Coping Well
Following Disability: Enhancing Counselors’ Skills in Treating Families. Preconference Learning Institute at 2015 American Counseling Association Conference. Orlando, Florida.

Stuntzner, S. (2014, October). Forgiveness and Compassion: A Pathway for Healthier and Happier Living. Presentation at Youth Empowerment and Family Enhancement Workshop, Jaipur, India.

Stuntzner, S. (2014, August). Compassion and Self-compassion in Vocational
Rehabilitation Counseling. Fall 2014 Oregon Department of Vocational Rehabilitation In-service Training. Salem, Oregon.

Stuntzner, S. (2014, July). Rehabilitation Counseling – A Gateway to Healing,
Resilience, and Living Well. Keynote Speaker at 2014 Idaho Chapter of National Rehabilitation Counseling Association.

Hartley, M., & Stuntzner, S. (2014, May). Promoting Resilience: Interventions
Following a Traumatic Injury and Disability. Conference Presentation at 2014 Executive Summit, American Psychotherapy Association, Tucson, Arizona.

Stuntzner, S., Hartley, M., & Ware, S. (2014, March). A Closer Look at Disability:
Enhancing Counselors’ Effectiveness in Addressing the Needs of Persons with Disabilities. Pre-conference Learning Institute at 2014 American Counseling Association Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Stuntzner, S., & Hartley, M. (2014, March). Resiliency, Disability, and Coping: The
Development of a Resiliency Intervention. Research Poster at 2014 American Counseling Association Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Dalton, J. & Stuntzner, S. (2013, April). Balancing Compassion with the Art of
Advocacy – Changing the Societal Paradigm of Westernized Thinking. Research Poster at National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.

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