Webinar: Counseling Suicide Survivors: Implications For Postvention

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Speaker:  Madeline Lambrecht, RN, BSN, MSN Ed. D, FT, Director and Professor, University of Delaware, Division of Special Programs President,Delaware End-of-Life Coalition, Fellow in Thanatology

Program Moderator: Jill Harrington LaMorie, MSW, LSW, ACSW, Director, Professional Education, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

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Dr. Madeline Lambrecht is currently the Director of the Division of Special Programs at the University of Delaware, Immediate Past President of the Delaware End-of-Life Coalition, a Past President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling as well as a certified Fellow in Thanatology.  Dr. Lambrecht is a nationally known consultant and speaker in the subject of suicide loss and has been an accomplished and recognized death educator for the past 20 years making major contributions to the field and end-of-life care. Dr. Lambrecht has also been a military spouse, while her husband was deployed during the Vietnam War, and is currently the mother of a career active duty Coast Guard son.  Dr. Lambrecht brings to this presentation both her professional experience as an experienced death educator as well as her personal experience of being a suicide survivor who lost her oldest son, while in his early twenties, to suicide over a decade ago. 


This activity is intended for all professional caregivers providing services to grieving families and includes, but is not limited to chaplains, casualty assistance officers, social workers, nurses, counselors, marriage and family therapists, case managers, employee assistance professionals, school counselors, program directors, and other health and mental health professionals.


  1. Identify commonly experienced grief responses following a suicide
  2. Delineate suicide survivor issues from a lifespan perspective
  3. Describe support strategies for suicide survivors
  4. Identify resources for suicide survivors.


Certificates of Attendance can be provided for those who attend the entire webinar.  The Association of Professional Chaplains will accept certificates of attendance for use in reporting continuing education hours. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers, Provider # 886505639, for 1.0 continuing education contact hours.  Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP15218 , for 1.0 continuing education contact hours.  Please check with your state licensing board for professional requirements for continuing education.

For more information, contact education@taps.org

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