San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Violent Death Bereavement Society and the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work are pleased to offer a full day conference entitled “Traumatic Grief after Killing Within the Family: A Dilemma of Dual Attachment to Victim and Perpetrator”.
This training will present an in-depth picture of the long-term effects on remaining family members when one violently murders another. Featuring a foremost researcher on homicide, attachment and meaning making, training participants will learn about the complexities of working with this unique group of survivors while engaging in treatment discussions after viewing survivor interview case illustrations. Mental health providers, victim advocates and clergy professionals who work with these grieving survivors will collaborate with other group members to develop a staged evaluation and treatment strategy, interweaving resilience reinforcement as a prevailing influence for homicide survivors.
Speakers and Topics Include:
- Marilyn Armour, PhD, LICSW, Educator, Researcher, Psychotherapist and Consultant with expertise on homicide, attachment and meaning making presenting on the Long-Term Effects of Interfamily Violent Dying on Remaining Family Members.
- Dr. Edward Rynearson, National Expert on Resiliency Reinforcement presenting on the Treatment of Traumatic Grief after Interfamily Violent Dying.
- Fanny Correa, MSW, CT., Therapist and Educator specializing in traumatic grief after violent death presenting on the Treatment of Traumatic Grief after Interfamily Violent Dying.
Schedule and Agenda:
The event will be held on Friday, May 10th from 8 am until 5 pm at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, WA. Registration begins at 7:30 am.
Breakfast as well as refreshments and snacks during breaks are included in the registration fee; registrants will be responsible for their own lunch. The Washington State Criminal Justice Center has a cafeteria open for training participants, and other dining options will be provided.
The event features national and local speakers and will provide 7.25 CEU education credits.
When & Where
Virginia Mason Separation and Loss Services
Virginia Mason Separation and Loss Services provides individual and group therapy for those who have experienced a violent death due to homicide, suicide or accident.
Dr. Ted Rynearson, MD, Medical Director of Separation and Loss Services, founded the Violent Death Bereavement Society (www.vdbs.org) in 2006 which serves as a centralized forum of information and training for service providers of loved ones and family members after violent death with the objectives of: sponsoring training lectures and workshops for service providers caring for loved ones and family members after violent death; planning and initiating community-based support services, including clinical guidelines for support and focused interventions; maintaining a national registry of experienced clinicians, service providers and regional experts for consultation; and maintaining an updated resource of research reports and literature on the occurrence, recognition and support of bereavement after violent death.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in five core strategies: fund scientific research; offer educational programs for professionals; educate the public about mood disorders and suicide prevention; promote policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention; and provide programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk and involve them in the work of the Foundation.
Washington State Society for Clinical Social Workers (WSSCSW)
The WSSCSW is a non-profit professional group of clinical social workers with a mission to provide clinical training and support; legislative advocacy on mental health and social service concerns; protection of clients' rights; and economic vitality for clinical social workers. The organization is passionate about maintaining integrity and insuring the highest level of care for its clients.