Working with Persons Bereaved by Suicide (June 2014)

Training Description

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Mental Health is offering this training as part of the Suicide Prevention Evidence-Based Practice Initiative to provide suicide prevention tools that can be used in mental health provider settings.  Those bereaved by suicide are at higher risk of suicide themselves.

This training will provide an overview of the research related to the experiences of survivors, and an overview of how to work with suicide survivors in behavioral health settings.  The training will help participants understand common experiences of those affected by the suicide death of a loved one and to identify effective strategies for working with survivors in behavioral health settings, as well as to identify strategies for community intervention.  The impact of suicide on the behavioral health provider will also be discussed.  Resources related to suicide prevention and postvention will be shared with participants.


Dates, Locations, and Time:

June 6, 2014
UGA-Gwinnett Campus
Intellicenter – Room 165
2530 Sever Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Directions and Map:
http://www.uga.edu/gwinnett/directions.html

June 12, 2014 SESSION CANCELED
UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Ballroom A
15 RDC Road,  Tifton, GA  31794 (229) 386-3416
Directions:  I-75 at Exit 64 on Hwy 41N
Map:  http://www.ugatiftonconference.org/location

June 13, 2014
Central Georgia Technical College
3300 Macon Tech Drive
BUILDING H- Auditorium
Macon, GA  31206
https://www.centralgatech.edu/econdev/map.html


Each training sessions begins at 8:30 am and ends at 4:30 pm. Sign-in starts at 8:00 am. 


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The purpose is to provide an overview of the research related to the experiences of survivors, and an overview of how to work with suicide survivors in behavioral health settings. The training will help participants understand common experiences of those affected by the suicide death of a loved one and to identify effective strategies for working with survivors in behavioral health settings as well as to identify strategies for community intervention. The impact of the suicide on the behavioral health provider will also be discussed. Resources related to suicide prevention and postvention will be shared with participants.

Presenter

This training is facilitated by Dr. Doreen Marshall, Associate Dean for Counseling at Argosy University.   Dr. Marshall is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia.  She currently chairs the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Georgia, a statewide coalition of partners in suicide prevention.

CEUs

Applications for CEUs submitted to the Licensed Professional Counselors Association, Georgia Psychological Association, University Georgia School of Social Work, Georgia Addiction Counselors Association, Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapist, and the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Certification Board. CE hours are free for participants.  Approval to grant CE hours isn't guaranteed. 

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