The Mormon Mental Health Association

Supporting Mental Health Within the Mormon Community

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I'm a Pilgrim, I'm a Stranger: A Historical and Cultural Perspective on Substance Addiction in the LDS Church by James Ott, LCSW


Due to poor audio quality and lack of powerpoint/handouts - these audio recordings are being offered at a minimal cost.

The LDS Church has a history of trauma and transitions that has become part of its culture and identity as a whole. We will look at the historical and cultural perspectives and use of mood-altering substances, and it’s connection to trauma and transition. Lastly, we will explore the impact a strong spiritual community and family have in the role of healing from trauma and addiction.

James Ott is Founder, Executive Director, and a therapist at Red Willow Counseling and Recovery, a mental health and addiction clinic in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) and a Certified ARISE Interventionist (CAI) and part of the core ARISE clinical team. His outpatient practice helps people with general mental health difficulties, relationship challenges, and life transitions, and specializes in substance abuse and it’s impact on families. As an interventionist, he provides a family centered invitational intervention to promote whole family healing. He consults with facilities to become compliant with and accredited by the Joint Commission, and is the Board Chair of a non-profit agency that provides scholarships for addicted individuals to receive appropriate treatment. He is the past clinical director of a residential treatment facility and of a tele-therapy outpatient program.

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