2017 Professional Development Day

Postvention: A Community Response in the Aftermath of Suicide

When: Friday Feb 24th, 2017


Goodwill Building, 3rd Floor, 255 Horton Street London, ON

Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (registration begins at 9am)

Cost: $125/p (includes lunch & refreshments)

Payment due upon registration

This trauma informed workshop is intended to provide an overview of grieving in the wake of a death by suicide.  Participants will learn

  • 1) Contemporary approaches to the grieving process
  • 2) Understanding the effects of trauma
  • 3) Exploring the unique features of suicide bereavement
  • 4) Learn the compassionate formula for “healing in helping”

This workshop has been designed to highlight the unique features that occur when grief interacts with trauma.   Teachers, social workers, psychotherapists, clergy, child and youth workers and caregivers will be empowered with current knowledge and skills to support those who have experienced a traumatic loss.

Dena Moitoso is a registered psychotherapist and holds a master’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in traumatic bereavement.

For over 20 years, Dena has provided individual and family counselling to those grieving the loss of a loved. She is a founding member of the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council and the local chapter for Bereaved Families of Ontario.  In addition to her own private practice, Dena is the professional consultant for WRSPC, and she presents on many workshops related to bereavement throughout the province.

It is Dena’s personal experience with loss which compliments her knowledge and understanding of the challenges of grief.