Studies show that the suicide rate is growing, and so are the numbers of family members and friends who are impacted by the death of a loved one by suicide. This workshop not only seeks to help the professional by reviewing the warning signs of suicide, but also helps them understand the “special” kind of grief associated with suicide and how to help clients navigate through this tragedy. We will also explore the necessity of the professional’s own self-care when providing care to these families.
Instructor: Matt Williams is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with the State of Ohio and a certified clinical supervisor. He received his undergraduate degree from Anderson University in Christian Education, a graduate degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in Clinical Counseling and he is also an ordained minister. Matt has nearly 25 years of experience in pastoral ministry, counseling and teaching. He has worked in churches, hospices, funeral homes, nursing homes, an inter-city mental health agency and for a local high school where he served as a guidance counselor and school administrator. Most recently he served as the Clinical and Spiritual Director for Cornerstone of Hope, Ohio’s largest grief counseling agency. He is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Bible for Indiana Wesleyan University. He has been the keynote speaker or presenter for numerous organizations. Topics include grief, stress management, supervision, leadership, counseling ethics, counselor education/training, and marriage building.
Registration deadline: Friday, April 18, 2014