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Working with suicidal and post-suicidal clients

21 January 2019 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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FULLY BOOKED. Please email [email protected] to join the waiting list. Introduction to the latest research on suicide trends and discussion on the implications for those working with suicidal clients and families with histories of suicide.

This workshop will look at the complexities, approaches and best practice in clinical work with suicidal and post-suicidal clients, and will also will examine the current state of knowledge and best practice in the field of suicide, suicide prevention and post-suicide care.

We will look at latest trends in the UK and abroad, vulnerabilities and contributing factors, gender and socio-economic differences in vulnerability and resilience as well as depression and co-morbidity and will then apply this to a number of case studies.

Target audience

Practicing clinical and counselling psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors.

BPS London Office
30 Tabernacle Street

Learning Outcomes

  • Be better informed about the prevalence and patterns of suicides in the UK today.
  • Participants will be introduced to the personal and social processes involved in suicide.
  • Gain an insight into best practice when working with suicidal clients and families with histories of suicide.
  • Become aware of the relationship between depression and suicide, as well as of the risk factors that accompany a progression from depression to suicide.
  • Participants will be introduced to the specific needs of end-of-life clients facing assisted suicide and their families.

Facilitator: Dr Esther Shallan MBPsS

Dr Esther Shallan is a counsellor living and practicing in London. She is a member of the BPS Psychotherapy Section as well as of the London Bi-Logic Group and British Society for Ethical Theory. She is a graduate of City, University of London, King's College London and Oxford Brookes University. She is a qualified and experienced lecturer, group facilitator and workshop leader.


09:30 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Workshop starts
12:30 Lunch (provided)
16:30 Workshop ends
Non-Members £245.00 (£204.17 +VAT)
Society Members £153.00 (£127.50 + VAT)

Please note: online bookings will close on 17 January 2019 at midday. 

To register for the workshop you need to sign into your BPS user account or create a new account by clicking the ‘create an account' button.

When signed in, click the ‘register’ button to register.

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