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[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training

The suicide of a loved one can have a profound and devastating impact on those left behind, called suicide loss survivors. Bereavement may entail high levels of disorientation, guilt, regret, anger, shame, and trauma. Suicide loss survivors often need a level of support that goes beyond traditional grief counseling.

This workshop is designed for mental health professionals who may provide grief therapy for suicide loss survivors. It will provide a focused overview of the impact of suicide on survivors, and the clinical and support responses needed after a suicide occurs.

Participants will learn to:

  • Offer a working definition of a suicide survivor
  • Identify at least five common themes in the impact of suicide on survivors
  • List tasks of psychological reintegration after suicide
  • Identify strategies to assess risk
  • Describe several options for intervention with survivors
  • Describe three categories of clinical technique with survivors

Speaker information:

Jack Jordan, PhD, is an internationally renowned researcher and clinician in the field of suicide bereavement. He has specialized in work with survivors for more than 35 years. Jack is the Clinical Consultant for Grief Support Services at Samaritans, the Professional Advisor to the Loss and Healing Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Co-Chair of the Survivors of Suicide Loss Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. He has published over 50 clinical and research articles, chapters, and full books.

When and Where: The training is comprised of two sessions: Monday, October 25th and Tuesday, October 26th from 9am-12:30pm EST, via live, interactive Zoom webinar. Attendees must attend both sessions to get CE credits.

Continuing Education:

Applications for 6.5 hours of continuing education (CE) credits will be submitted for Social Workers, LMFTs, and Nurses in Massachusetts. This training is approved for 6.5 hours of continuing education for Psychologists and Counselors.*

Riverside Community Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor education for Psychologists. Riverside Community Care maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Riverside Trauma Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6992. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Riverside Trauma Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

100% attendance is required to obtain full CE credit. No partial credit can be given. Attendance is confirmed via Zoom attendance reporting. For social workers in MA only, you will be given a secret code throughout the training. You must provide this secret code when completing the CE evaluation in order to qualify for CEs. Eligible participants will receive CE certificates via email 30 days following the conclusion of the training.

This training is suitable for beginner, intermediate, or advanced learners.

There is no commercial support or conflict of interest known for programs/instructors listed in this training.

The registration deadline for this event is October 15th for checks or purchase order and October 18th for online registration . Refunds are not available for this training.

What to Know Before You Register: Please register below with the information of the attendees of the training only. After purchasing a seat, attendees will be sent a Zoom registration link where they will be asked to enter their CE information if requesting.

If you have registration questions, or would like to request accommodations, please contact Jenny Huynh via email at For grievance information, visit

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