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Supportive Supervision and Leadership for Helping Clinicians Heal After Client Suicide

Join us for a Live Webinar on November 1, 2024 from 1 pm - 2 pm EDT
1 CE hour available for behavioral health clinicians

One in four counselors and one in two psychiatrists will have a client die by suicide in their career. The impact is significant and contributes to a clinician’s ability to remain in the field. The purpose of this course is to understand the impact of client suicide on clinicians and our ability to remain in the role of professional helper.

This course is for mental health professionals, both beginning and seasoned, therapist survivors, and the mental health leadership and supervisors who support clinicians throughout their careers. By exploring the symptoms experienced by therapists in response to a client's suicide, as well as strategies mental health leaders can adopt to help them heal, we can begin to eliminate confidential grief and stigma after a client's suicide, supporting more mental health professionals remaining in this industry after a client suicide occurs.

Participants will leave with:

  • a deeper compassion for the experience of client suicide with their colleagues;
  • healing tools for themselves or colleagues as therapist survivors if they’ve had a client die by suicide and;
  • ideas for mental health leadership and supervision to support clinician healing.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the physical and psychological impact each client's death by suicide has on a clinician
  • Identify healing strategies for clinicians experiencing a client suicide
  • Develop supportive leadership for mental health professionals to remain in the field after a client's suicide
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This webinar is also offered without CEs for half-price.

Supportive Supervision and Leadership for Helping Clinicians Heal After Client Suicide
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Khara Croswaite Brindle, MA, LPC, ACS, CFT-I

Khara Croswaite Brindle, MA, LPC, ACS, CFT-I, is passionate about turning pain points into possibilities for mental health professionals and Financial Therapists. She is a TEDx Speaker, Consultant, Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Professor, and Financial Therapist in Colorado. Her mission is to provide quality products and services to mental health professionals that spark curiosity and possibilities in alignment with professional growth and work-life balance. Khara values giving back to the next generation of therapists through teaching, consultation, and clinical supervision. She has served her community as a dedicated suicide assessment trainer and speaker both nationally and internationally since 2017. Khara’s passion for suicide prevention includes training hundreds of mental health professionals on suicide assessment and safety planning, creating the CACS Suicide Risk Tool for helping professionals, as well as founding Catalively, a nonprofit that focused on reducing youth suicide in Colorado.

She is the author of the book “Moving from ALERT to Acceptance: Helping Clinicians Heal from Suicide”, which covers suicide assessment and safety planning in measurable and empowering ways that take away some of the fear of asking about suicide when working with clients of diverse backgrounds. Experience a modern, compassionate take on suicide assessment in this book through client stories, and explore how you can adopt the ALERT suicide assessment framework into your own client work. With a predicted 1 in 4 mental health professionals, including clinical supervisors, therapists, and social workers losing a client to suicide sometime in their career, this book also serves to explore this life-altering event, including an in-depth look at the personal and professional impact on clinicians through therapist stories, the mental health leadership and support needed to heal, and tools that encourage a purposeful transition from crippling anxiety and grief towards post-traumatic growth and meaning.