Living = Learning
My area of specialty is the large area of suicide: from reducing to postvention (assisting a school, group, or community after a suicide death or attempt.) I also provide training on other counseling topics.
My work is informed by active participation in the international community of suicide prevention and more, starting with the American Association of Suicidology. I am a lifelong learner, committed to providing effective services with caring and respect.
I am dedicated to helping youth and adults THRIVE. As part of that, I train community members, paraprofessional counselors, college students, behavioral and primary healthcare professionals, attorneys, and more. I also consult with public and private practice providers to enhance their abilities to develop and provide needed services.
Training on Reducing Suicide Risk or Suicide Bereavement Support:
~ I provide customized workshops based on current research and best practices.
~ I am trained as a trainer of CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means) training; QPR (Question – Persuade – Refer); and ASIST workshops
~ Conference presentation examples, from the 2015 Midwest Regional Suicide Prevention Conference:
1. Compassionate Counseling with Transgender and Questioning Youth and Adults
2. Must Know’s from Support Groups for Survivors of Suicide Loss
3. Words Save Lives: Poetry and Lived Experience At The Mic
Vary by content, materials required, duration, travel/location and more
~ I provide consultation to public and private behavioral and primary healthcare professionals/organizations for their work with people with frequent suicidal thoughts and behaviors and/or self harm, as well as those who are bereaved by suicide.
~ I am also available to media personnel covering suicide related topics.
~ 2013-2016, I served as the suicidologist consultant for the documentary film “The Listeners”
~ Initial discussion, maximum of 20 minutes, by phone appointment: no charge
~ Consultation by phone, Skype, or in-person: fees vary
For More Info or an Appointment:
Please email M.Epstein.LMSW@gmail.com