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Grief after Suicide: What Do Survivors Need? Presented by Sarah Dougherty, Psy.D. and Jesse Bassett, M. Div.

  • 08 Mar 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel, 175 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932
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Morris County Psychological Association


Essex Union County Association of Psychologists

Invite you to join us for a special joint program:

Grief after Suicide:  What Do Survivors Need?

Presented By

Sarah Dougherty, PsyD and Jesse Bassett, M. Div.

According to data from the CDC, someone in New Jersey dies from suicide every thirteen hours.  As clinicians, how should we respond when someone comes to us for help following the death of someone close to them from suicide?  What do these suicide survivors need, and how can we help?  Should we treat them at all, and if so, what skills and techniques should we use?

Learning objectives: 

  • 1.        To learn specific skills to use when working with suicide survivors, incluing post-vention mental health first aid.
  • 2.       To learn appropriate ways to talk about suicide with child, teen, and adult suicide survivors.
  • 3.       To learn some of the similarities and differences between grieving a loss from suicide and a loss from accident, trauma, or natural causes, and how these differences impact clinical decision-making.

This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter.

When:        Friday, March 8, 2019

  8:30-10:30 a.m.

Where:      Wyndham Hamilton Park Conference Center

175 Park Avenue, Florham Park      

Cost:         $35 (non-MCPA or EUCAP members)

$29 (MCPA and EUCAP members)

$18 (Students)

Includes a buffet breakfast

Contact:     Mike Zito, Ph.D. at m.zito@comcast.net or

908-753-8696 if you have any questions

Please register online by Wednesday , March 6th

The breakfast will be from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m., providing a chance to network with fellow professionals and students.  The presentation will follow from 9:00 – 10:30 p.m.  Payments may be made at the door by check (made out to MCPA) or with cash, if you did not pay online. 

1.5 CE Credit Available

This program is co-sponsored by NJPA, the Morris County Psychological Association, and the Essex Union County Association of Psychologists. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The program is approved for 1 CE credit. The cost of a CE Certificate is $10 for NJPA members, $20 for non-members, and free for sustaining members.

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