National Suicidology Training Center
Upcoming Trainings at the NSTC
Psychological Autopsy Certification Training
Presented in partnership with American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
February 23, 2019
The psychological autopsy has become a best practice postmortem procedure to reconstruct the proximate and distal causes of an individual's death by suicide or to ascertain the most likely manner of death where that manner of death is equivocal and left undetermined by a medical examiner or coroner. This is one-day, face-to-face training program in the psychological autopsy leading to certification as a Certified Psychological Autopsy Investigator.

Active Postvention Training
Presented by Dr. Frank Campbell
February 25-26, 2019
Day One In the morning, we will begin broadly and discuss the importance of having an Active Postvention Model in your community to deal with Traumatic Deaths. Dr. Campbell will point out the consequences to first responders and individuals who encounter a traumatic death while psychologically vulnerable. As the day goes on, Dr. Campbell reminds the participants that the most predictable traumatic death each community will experience is suicide. Video and power point, metaphor and stories are used to convey the content including impact on children and the importance of getting help sooner rather than later. The key to that happening has universally been having Local Outreach to Suicide Survivor Teams (LOSS Teams).

Day Two Dr. Campbell’s one-day LOSS Team training. This concludes with discussions on next steps to make that happen in their own communities.

The cost of this limited size (no more than 20 participants) opportunity is $500 per person for both days and this includes lunch and snacks both days. Your expenses will be: travel to and from the training site, lodging and meals away from the workshops.

Contact Dr. Campbell at for registration details.
NSTC is a program of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center (BRCIC). Additional support provided by The American Association of Suicidology, Louisiana State University School of Social Work, and Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors.
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