We are excited to provide this all-day (9 am to 5 pm) conference to mental health clinicians in Stark County (and beyond) to enhance their clinical skills and capacity for providing outstanding care to survivors of suicide loss. Suicide loss survivors are a unique population with special characteristics and needs that gray the lines between trauma and grief.
Attendees will learn from experts leading the call to understand and improve how we navigate the intersection of mental health care, traumatic loss, and support services. This includes feature presentations from Dr. Julie Cerel (University of Kentucky), Dr. Jason McGlothlin (Kent State University) and Tony Coder (Executive Director of the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation and Chairperson of the American Association of Suicidology). Breakout sessions will focus on clinical interventions when working with suicide loss survivors, spirituality after suicide loss, supervision, and steps that Ohio is taking to address postvention after suicide losses in communities.
All licensed mental health clinicians and graduate students are welcomed and encouraged to attend. The Postvention Convention will be offered in a live hybrid format. Those attending in-person will have a networking lunch and resource fair to attend.