Disappointment and the Fear of Hope: From Theory to Research

The result of hoping and then experiencing deep or repeated disappointment can be a profound poisoning of hope. You recoil from hope, because the striving this emotion fosters potentially risks another unbearable disappointment. In this situation, hope appears tainted, so you stop all together.

Dr. Ross Ellenhorn calls this “Fear of Hope”. He joined a team at Rutgers University to study it, developing a Fear of Hope Scale, showing that fear of hope is a valid variable in people’s lives. In his talk he discusses this research, the theories behind it, and how they apply to the lives of indi
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Learning Objectives

  • Learners will leave the talk with a strong understanding of the delicate nature of hope in treatment, and how treatment providers can be both the site of hope and the instigators of despair.
  • Learners will leave the talk with a strong understanding of hope as a target for therapeutic relationships and will be able to integrate this insight into her practice.
  • Identify the ways treatment systems can contribute to a fear of hope in their clients.
  • Learners will leave the talk with a strong understanding of how developing a sense of hope is central to psychosocial recovery and personal change.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Live Interactive Webinar

11:00 AM EDT - 01:00 PM EDT

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EARN 2 CE Credit Hours

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CE Information - Earn 2 CE Credit Hours

CE Approvals

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
This program is approved for 2 CEU training credits/hours by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals. Pavillon is a NAADAC approved provider, 55251.

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