Date & Time: February 16, 2023 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Virtual

In this workshop, Johanna Louie, LMSW introduces a support framework for caregivers who are caring for an individual who is thinking about suicide or exhibiting suicidal behaviors. Given the stressful nature of caregiving and the lack of existing services, it is crucial to consider this population’s unique needs.

With Johanna Louie, LMSW


Derived from research in caregiver family therapy, suicide bereavement support, and peer programs, the Suicide Caregiver Support Model takes a holistic approach. By pairing psychoeducation around suicide with a self-care system, social workers can effectively empower caregivers to provide support as well as sustain their own wellness. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be equipped with practical tools for the implementation of supportive resources for suicide caregivers in both community and individual settings.


  • Define the role of a suicide caregiver and identify their need for support
  • Identify the components of the Suicide Caregiver Support Model and its research basis
  • Utilize practical tools and exercises to support suicide caregivers
  • Discuss ways to effectively manage challenges when working with suicide caregivers

Program Details




  • $80: Regular
  • $60: Alumni, FI, Adjunct
  • $45: VET, Student free with promo-code

Learn more about receiving your Postgraduate Certificate Program in Mental Health and Aging by contacting our Director of Continuing Education, Renee Rawcliffe, at

Meet the Speaker

Johanna Louie, LMSW

Johanna Louie

Johanna Louie, LMSW is a co-founder of Suicide Is Different, a first of its kind support program for caregivers of individuals struggling with suicidal thoughts. Her career in suicide prevention started in 2013 as a crisis line counselor. Since then, she has worked at various crisis centers and health agencies in both clinical and management roles. Her ultimate mission is to build supportive programs and practical tools to care for caregivers utilizing her interdisciplinary experiences. Johanna holds a MS in Human Behavior from the University of Southern California and a MS in Social Work from Columbia University.

Credentialing Information

This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal upon approval
  • APA Psychology
  • LCAT
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEUs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Adelphi University require that all events be accessible. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the event host identified on the event webpage; please allow for a reasonable time frame. The event host, when necessary, will collaborate with the Student Access Office.

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