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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:

John (Jack) Jordan is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where he has specialized in work with survivors of suicide and other traumatic losses for more than 45 years. Jack is currently retired from seeing clients, but in the past he has maintained a clinical practice as a grief therapist, working primarily with suicide loss survivors. He has also served as the Clinical Consultant for the Grief Support Services of the Samaritans in Boston, Massachusetts, and was the Professional Advisor to the Loss and Healing Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). He also served as the Co-Chair of the Survivors of Suicide Loss Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. In 2015, this Task force released postvention guidelines for the United States, titled Responding to Grief, Trauma, and Distress After Suicide: U.S. National Guidelines.

When and Where: The training is comprised of two sessions: Thursday, November 17th and Friday, November 18th 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 credits will be submitted for Social Workers, LMFTs,  and Nurses. Please contact Jenny Huynh ( for the status of the CE accreditation.

6.5 hours of continuing education are available 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. After completing the training, participants must return to the training course on DigitalChalk to complete the CE Evaluation. 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.  Participants who successfully complete all CE requirements will be eligible to download their CE Certificates directly from DigitalChalk.

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.

Registration is closed for this event.

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