Early Registration

(through Monday, July 24)

  • $125 for mental health & other professionals
  • $45 for enrolled graduate students (proof of student status required)

Registration

(through Monday, August 14)

  • $160 for mental health & other professionals
  • $60 for enrolled graduate students (proof of student status required)

Late Registration

(through Thursday, August 17)

  • $200 for mental health & other professionals
  • $80 for enrolled graduate students (proof of student status required)

Includes

  • Thursday Evening Public Conversation & Q&A Panel, featuring inspirational speakers:
    • Noah Galloway
    • Cheryl Dodson
    • Karen Cook Thomas
    • Steve Sweatt, LPC-S, LMFT
    • Judith Harrington, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT
    • moderated by Janice Rogers, WBRC Fox 6
  • Friday Workshop with continental breakfast, lunch, & refreshments, featuring:
    • Keynote Speaker: Judith Harrington, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT – University of Montevallo
    • Steve Sweatt, LPC-S, LMFT – Community Grief Support
  • Continuing Education Credit: total hours available: 8 CEs
  • ACEP #4323

Learning Objectives

Conference attendees, upon attendance at the full conference will be able to:

  1. Update knowledge/trends in the bereavement counseling field, not limited to updates in the DSM-5 related to Prolonged Grief Disorder and suicide risk assessment.
  2. Deepen insight about the multiple risk factors that can elevate the possibility for a suicide attempt.
  3. Examine how misperceptions, myths, and misinformation contribute to the stigmatization of suicide intent and suicide loss, thus imperiling at-risk persons and thwarting efforts to prevent suicide.
  4. Improve knowledge and skills related to providing stigma- and myth-free postventive care to the suicidally bereaved.
  5. Define and distinguish postvention for suicidally bereaved, and survivors of suicide attempts, including competencies recommended within the field of suicidology.
  6. Become informed about initiatives across varied religions and faith-based communities that are redefining compassionate initiatives with suicide postvention and prevention.