Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training Program
Oct. 26, 2018
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
South Cleveland Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
For questions about this event, contact Cassandra Linkenmeyer at [email protected].
The suicide of a loved one can have a profound and sometimes devastating impact on those left behind, and requires a level of support that often goes beyond traditional grief counseling. Yet one of the most difficult problems faced by suicide survivors is finding mental health professionals whose education, training, and professional experience has equipped them to work effectively with survivors of suicide loss.
Developed jointly by the American Association of Suicidology, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and John (Jack) R. Jordan, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading experts in this area, the Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training Program is intended for clinical professionals seeking to bolster their knowledge and understanding of — and empathetic regard for — people bereaved by suicide. The workshop will include educational presentations, group discussion, and case examples.
Who the Workshop is For
This training is designed for licensed mental health professionals. It is also open to other professionals who provide counseling services, such as, clergy, pastoral counselors and graduate level students.*
What the Workshop Covers
• The psychological impact of suicide on loss survivors
• Common themes in the bereavement of loss survivors
• What research tells us about what loss survivors need
• The tasks of loss integration and recovery for loss survivors
• Principles of longer-term clinical work with loss survivors
• Examples of specific clinical techniques for use in grief therapy with loss survivors
Goals of the Training
• Offer a working definition of a suicide loss survivor
• Identify at least five common themes in the impact of suicide on loss survivors
• List tasks of psychological re-integration after suicide loss
• Describe several options for intervention with loss survivors
• Describe three categories of clinical technique with loss survivors
Cost: $75 ($50 for students)
This program will be held at 100 McNeely Hall on the University of St. Thomas campus.
*This program is approved by the NASW and the NBCC for six and a half continuing education contact hours.
Sponsored by the Greater Minnesota Chapter and Southeast Minnesota Chapter of AFSP.