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Clinicians experience constant and continual loss. This loss ranges from termination of services to clients’ sudden death, illness, or suicide. Research has found loss of a client is the “most profoundly disturbing event of one’s professional career” and up to one third of clinicians' experience severe distress after the loss of a client for more than a year (Hendin et al. 2000).


Up to 51% of psychiatrists and 22% of mental health professionals report losing a client to suicide during their career ( While loss of a client/patient is often viewed as an occupational hazard of working in the mental health field, the long term profound personal and professional impact is not often explored. How can and do clinicians continually cope with loss?


How can agencies support clinicians who are coping with the loss of clients to sudden death, illness, or suicide?


We are thrilled to have Dr. Bianca Channer and Dr. Tatiana Villarreal-Otalara from KSU's Department of Social Work and Human Services join us for this presentation. We also have Katherine Moore, LMSW from the Center of Advancement of Military and Emergency Services (AMES) Research. Registration deadline: Thursday, May 4th at 4:00pm EST

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