2013 Annual LOSS Conference
In the Journey of Loss, We Can Find Meaning Again
September 10-11, 2013
Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation in partnership with the National Loss Team Committee hosted the National Loss Team Conference: In the Journey of Loss, We Can Find Meaning Again. The conference was held September 10-11, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Frank Campbell served as the Keynote speaker this year. The date for the 2014 LOSS conference is undecided; however, it will likely coincide with National Suicide Prevention Day, which is September 11. The 2014 LOSS Conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio; the 2015 and 2016 LOSS Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas.
For more information and the brochure, click here.
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel Columbus Airport, 2826 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219
Brittany Buquoi, MSW, is a Ph.D. candidate and Instructor at Louisiana State University and currently works at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center as the Coordinator of Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors. She has previous experience as a counselor with Louisiana State University and a Social Worker at St. Gabriel Health Clinic for K-12 students. She is a member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
Frank Campbell, Ph.D, is the senior consultant for Campbell and Associates Consulting, LLC. He is the past Executive Director of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, Inc., and The Office of Clinical Research and Consultation. He is certified in Thanatology, and has a private practice in Forensic Suicidology. It was due to his more than twenty years of working with those bereaved by suicide that he introduced his Active Postvention Model (APM) most commonly known as the LOSS Team (Local Outreach to Survivors of Suicide). His work with survivors and victims of trauma has been featured in three Discovery channel documentaries.
John Jordan, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Wellesley, MA, and Pawtucket, RI, where he specializes in working with loss and bereavement. He was also the Founder and the Director until 2007 of the Family Loss Project, a research and clinical practice providing services for bereaved families. He has specialized in work with survivors of suicide and other losses for more than 30 years. As a Fellow in Thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), Jack maintains an active practice in grief counseling for individuals and couples. He has run support groups for bereaved parents, young widows & widowers, and suicide survivors, with the latter running for over 13 years. He is the co-author, with Bob Baugher, of After Suicide Loss: Coping with Your Grief, a book on suicide bereavement for surviving friends and family. He is the co-editor, with John McIntosh, of the new book Grief After Suicide: Coping with the Consequences and Caring for the Survivors (Routledge), a professional book on the impact of suicide and interventions to help suicide survivors.
Dave Miers, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist working in mental health care administration at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. He founded the LOSS team Lincoln, Nebraska and works with surrounding areas on LOSS team development. He works closely to train local LOSS teams and LOSS team chaplains. Dr. Miers is a member of the American Association of Suicidology. He helped coordinate the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Summit and co-chairs the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition.