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SPCC Monthly Meeting - Losing a Client to Suicide: A Therapist's Perspective

  • 13 Apr 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Eagle County Building, Eagle, CO
Losing a Client to Suicide: A Therapist’s Perspective

Eagle, Colorado. April 13, 2016.  Please join the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado and SpeakUp ReachOut, the suicide prevention coalition of Eagle County, as local clinical psychologist, Dr. Jill Squyres, shares her personal story as a psychotherapist who lost a client to suicide.  Therapists’ feelings about clients who take their lives often include sorrow, anxiety, guilt, anger and shame. Because of confidentiality requirements and liability concerns, a mental health professional’s ability to talk about the loss and get emotional support may be limited. Coping with the suicide of a client is difficult both personally and professionally, however, like most life-changing events, it can teach valuable lessons we can all benefit from.

The presentation will be held April 13th at 9:30am-10:30am in the Garden Level Conference Room, Eagle County Building  (500 Broadway), Eagle, Colorado 81361.

Call in information: 712-775-7031, meeting #335026.

Goals of the presentation include:

  • Helping people who are not mental health professionals understand the deep impact of client suicide on psychotherapists.
  • Explaining the complicated feelings experienced by clinician survivors of client suicide.
  • Describing the coping strategies that can help all survivors deal with the trauma of losing someone they care about to suicide.
  • A psychotherapist’s story of healing and growth after the loss of a client can be inspiring to all those affected by the suicide.


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About the presenter:
Jill Squyres, PhD: Dr. Jill Squyres is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Eagle Colorado. She earned her BA in Psychology from The University of Rochester and she received her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California. Dr. Squyres is a nationally respected psychotherapist and writer. She’s taught at multiple universities and medical schools. She’s published numerous papers, articles and book chapters and is a talented presenter and speaker. Dr. Squyres has appeared on news programs and radio shows and has been interviewed for many newspaper and magazine articles.

Educational sessions are free and open to the public. For more information go to or email


About the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado: The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado (SPCC) was formed in 1999, when concerned citizens set out to create a statewide agency with the purpose of preventing suicide and creating a resource network for those who were working to prevent suicide around the state. Today, SPCC’s membership of concerned agencies, organizations and individuals who are working in the areas of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention has statewide reach. The mission of the SPCC is to reduce suicide and its impact for all Coloradans through advocacy, collaboration and education.


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