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 University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Department of Psychiatry is a diverse community of faculty, staff, and trainees dedicated to an important mission: "To enhance mental wellness and better the lives of people with mental illness across the lifespan through basic, clinical, and translational research: by educating the next generation of scientists and clinicians; and by providing state of the art, evidence-based, personalized and compassionate care, in partnership with out community.
The Institute on Violence Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) is a comprehensive resource, training and professional services center concerned with all aspects of violence, abuse and trauma. Through a focus on key collaborations, IVAT bridges gaps to help improve current systems of care on local, national and global levels. IVAT provides continuing education and training opportunities to professionals and front-line practioners in the fields of violence, abuse and trauma. This includes two annual interational summits as well as regional conferences and workshops, held worldwide. IVAT additionally offers certification programs for mental health and other professions in Domestic Violence Offender Treatment, Child Custody, Family Violence and Child and Adult Trauma.
Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute (FVSAI) serves as a consultant to various agencies and organizations, providing program development, technical assistance, evaluation and research on all aspects of family violence, child abuse, aggression, sexual assault and trauma. FVSAI conducts summits, workshops and professional trainings on all aspects of family violence, child maltreatment, sexual assault, interpersonal aggression, forensic issues and trauma. FVSAI works to increase research and education in the areas of family violence, youth violence, child and elder maltreatment and sexual assault. Professional services include the treatment of a variet of emotional and behavioral problems, psychological testing, writing reports to the court, conducting forensic evaluations (including child custody), and conducting observations of interations between involved parties. Additional direct services include individual, family, reunification and group therapy; supervised visition; and parenting skills training. Therapy is provided to individuals with a variety of presenting problems.