“I’m haunted by it:” experiences of licensed counselors who had a client die by suicide
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The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore how licensed professional counselors (LPCs) experienced a client death by suicide. Data was collected through interviews with seven LPCs. The following four themes emerged: (1) elements that influenced grief; (2) impact on identities; (3) messages from self and others; and (4) healing strategies. The authors provide suggestions for clinicians, agencies, clinical supervisors, and training programs regarding pre-and-postvention support and advocacy.
Jorgensen, M. F., Bender, S., & McCutchen, A. (2021). “I’m haunted by it:” experiences of licensed counselors who had a client die by suicide. Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy. https://doi.org/10.1080/2326716x.2021.1916790
Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy