Delaware County’s Suicide Prevention and Awareness Task Force
Delaware County’s Suicide Prevention and Awareness Task Force will host their annual symposium on 11/15/18 with this year’s theme: Surpass Stigma, Welcome Wellness in terms of the stigma that working professionals must overcome to seek treatment and overcome suicidality.
Dr. William Heran, co-founder of Providence Treatment, will be one of the keynote speakers to discuss “The Role of Empathy When Working With Suicidal, Middle-Aged to Mature Clients and Their Families.”
What is Empathy?
Empathy is a crucial skill to incorporate into any work with individuals contemplating suicide. We will review the latest literature and best practice effectiveness when paying attention to the empathic stance when working with middle-aged and older clients and their families.
We know that older-to-middle aged men are at particularly high risk and it would be a great way to effectively have this discourse at the conference. The 15th Annual Regional Symposium on Suicide Prevention will be taken place at Springfield Country Club, 400 W. Sproul Road Springfield PA 19064 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Continuing education credits will be offered.