Managing Trauma and Distress when Coping with Loved Ones' Risky Behaviours, with Cynthia Kaplan, Ph.D.
Cynthia Kaplan, Ph.D.,
Director, Trauma Training and Consultation, Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, Boston
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.
Family members who have experienced, witnessed or learned about their loved ones’ suicide attempts, non-suicidal self-injury or other high risk behaviours, can often struggle with trauma or stress related problems themselves, including increased distress, grief, and uncertainty. This presentation will provide some education designed to help family members manage their own trauma responses more effectively and improve family relationships through expanded skill use and support.