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Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training Workshop: working with the loved ones left behind

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 While many mental health training programmes focus on suicidality risks and prevention, surprisingly little training is available for therapeutic work with suicide loss survivors – the friends and family who have to cope with the abrupt loss of a loved one. Survivors may struggle with high levels of disorientation, guilt, regret, anger, shame and trauma. Survivors sometimes find their relationships with other people changed, as they struggle with the social stigma often placed on suicide, and the altered family relationships that have been changed by the feelings of guilt, blame and failure that suicide may engender. Moreover, survivors may also often be at risk for elevated rates of complicated grief and future suicidality themselves. All of these factors make surviving the suicide of a loved one a potentially life-transforming ordeal, that requires a level of support that goes beyond traditional grief counselling.

This workshop has been developed by Dr John R. Jordan specifically for mental health professionals who provide grief therapy for suicide loss survivors.Using examples from actual bereavement therapy sessions, the workshop provides a focused overview of the impact of suicide on survivors, and the clinical and support responses that are needed after the tragic suicide of a loved one. The workshop will include didactic presentation, Q&A with the participants, group discussion and case examples from the presenter’s practice.

Location London
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 16 May 2020
Start time 10:00am
Venue Address Broadway House, Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NQ
Amount £135
Organiser Nscience
Speaker John R. Jordan
CPD hours 6
Contact No. 020 7096 1722
Keywords Counselling, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Suicidial, Therapy
Regions Greater London


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