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Surviving Suicide Loss: Making Your Way Beyond the Ruins

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Rita Schulte, LPC
1 Hour 57 Minutes
Feb 09, 2022
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Suicide and the stigma around it present painful challenges that can easily overwhelm the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of those left behind, leaving survivors feeling isolated and alone in its aftermath. This session will provide a roadmap to address specific strategies for soul care and post-traumatic growth (PTG) for suicide loss survivors and those who walk alongside them, helping them grope their way toward new sustainable frameworks of meaning. As a suicide loss survivor and therapist, the presenter brings a dual awareness that will help prepare clinicians in their work with suicidal clients and the survivors of suicide loss. You’ll discover:

  • Common emotional and spiritual issues that survivors of complex trauma face—such as stigma, complex grief, shame, existential shattering
  • Evidence-based strategies to help people rediscover personal strengths and the meaning necessary to move forward after this kind of traumatic loss
  • Specific strategies and interventions that foster adaptation and resiliency, including how to use somatic resourcing, art, writing, and mindfulness to cultivate personal and spiritual growth
  • How to interrogate the tacit assumptions about life, God and the world around them that were challenged by the trauma



This online program is worth 2 hours CPD.



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Rita Schulte is a licensed professional board-certified counselor. She received her B.S. in psychology and a master's degree in counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Rita has a private practice in Fairfax where she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety/depressive disorders, as well as grief, loss, and trauma. In April 2011, she launched Heartline Podcast where she talks with top leaders in the Christian counseling and literary world about cutting edge issues affecting the hearts and lives of people today. She also airs a 1-minute devotional spot Consider This coming to KLZ radio this fall. She is the author of several books: Shattered: Finding Hope and Healing through the losses of Life, Imposter, Think This not That and forthcoming in 2021, Surviving Suicide Loss: Making Your Way Beyond the Ruins (Moody Publishers). Rita is a speaker for PESI, ACA, AACC, and many other organizations.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Rita Schulte receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Rita Schulte is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselor's and the American Counseling Association.


  1. Evaluate the long- term impact of trauma on the brain.
  2. Catalogue key structures in the brain that are responsible for emotional regulation.
  3. Appraise the 3-factor model of suicide in order to mitigate survivors’ distress over the “Why” questions.
  4. Investigate common emotional and spiritual issues that survivors of complex trauma face.
  5. Demonstrate at least 6 evidence-based strategies for creating the meaning necessary to move forward after a traumatic loss.


  • Surviving suicide loss: making your way beyond the ruins
  • The crisis of belief & existential shattering
  • Making meaning and the importance of “why”
  • The neurobiology of the traumatized brain for clinicians
  • Assessment strategies for complex grief
  • Tools for managing guilt
  • Expressive and somatic interventions

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



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Total Reviews: 13

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