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Supporting Suicide Loss Online Self-Study
A death by suicide can have a lasting effect on individuals and communities.  The professional response to a suicide death, often referred to as postvention, is often led by mental health professionals who may be simultaneously impacted by the loss.  This presentation will focus on the experience of suicide grief and its impact on individuals and communities, explain what we know about suicide risk in suicide loss survivors, and share resources for clinicians to help support suicide loss survivors as well as to guide postvention efforts.

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A death by suicide can have a lasting effect on individuals and communities.  The professional response to a suicide death, often referred to as postvention, is often led by mental health professionals who may be simultaneously impacted by the loss.  This presentation will focus on the experience of suicide grief and its impact on individuals and communities, explain what we know about suicide risk in suicide loss survivors, and share resources for clinicians to help support suicide loss survivors as well as to guide postvention efforts.

This course was recorded 6/14/21
  • Describe suicide grief and its impact on individuals, clinicians and communities
  • Explain suicide risk following a death by suicide
  • List 5 resources to support suicide loss survivors and postvention efforts

Dr. Doreen Marshall, Ph.D.

AFSP, Vice President of Mission Engagement

As a psychologist with experience that spans clinical, educational, and professional settings, Dr. Doreen Marshall has been engaged in local and national suicide prevention work for nearly 20 years. Since joining AFSP in 2014, Dr. Marshall has expanded AFSP’s menu of education programs for both clinicians and general audiences and revamped the infrastructure to improve program delivery through a nationwide network of chapters. In her current role, Dr. Marshall fosters partnerships and collaborations with other organizations to advance AFSP’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Prior to joining AFSP, she served in a number of roles, including as a consultant for both national and state suicide prevention and postvention initiatives, which included providing suicide prevention training for the Division of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and serving on a task force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

1 CE hour

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Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2023 

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations. You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.

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Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2023

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024

Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 60 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

Online courses are completed by registering, logging in, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), completing all of the modules, completing and passing the post-test, and completing the course evaluation.

Live Webinar courses are completed by registering, logging in to this website, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), attending the full course via webinar, submitting your attendance, and completing the post-test and course evaluation online.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked, but not required, to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can receive your certificate of completion by logging onto this website, navigating to the course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), scroll to the bottom of your course, and click on your certificate to either download it or print it.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

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Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a $25 service fee for refunds.

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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.  The course may include required reading.

This program was recorded on March 22, 2021

You have six months to access online courses from the time of purchase.

Doreen Marshall

Dr. Doreen Marshall

AFSP, Vice President of Mission Engagement

Dr. Doreen Marshall, Ph.D., is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Vice President of Mission Engagement. As a psychologist with experience that spans clinical, educational, and professional settings, Dr. Marshall has been engaged in local and national suicide prevention work for nearly 20 years. Since joining AFSP in 2014, Dr. Marshall has expanded AFSP’s menu of education programs for both clinicians and general audiences and revamped the infrastructure to improve program delivery through a nationwide network of chapters. In her current role, Dr. Marshall fosters partnerships and collaborations with other organizations to advance AFSP’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Prior to joining AFSP, she served in a number of roles, including as a consultant for both national and state suicide prevention and postvention initiatives, which included providing suicide prevention training for the Division of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and serving on a task force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

Thanks to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for their support with this course.

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Amazing and relevant information conveyed over excellent format. This is a professional organization worth joining.
Summer Allan Wilson LCSW-S; Nationally Certified TFCBT
Pediatric Psychotherapist / East Texas Family Guidance Center
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Raymond Corbo
Clinical Supervisor and Counselor / Redeemer Counseling Services
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Tomica Horton
counselor/therapist / Jodi Province Counseling Services
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Larissa Golloub, LCSW-R
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Nellie Decker
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This course is more comprehensive than all the other HIPAA courses I've taken combined.
Michelle R. Gould, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor
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Therapist
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Therapist / Liberty House of Albany
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