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Psychological Autopsy Certification Training
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The course is a one-day, face-to-face training program in the psychological autopsy leading to certification as a Certified Psychological Autopsy Investigator.

 Export to Your Calendar 12/3/2019
When: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
8:00 AM
Where: National Suicidology Training Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Ramya Sundararaman, MD
Contact: Jennifer Tinch
(202) 237-2280 ext. 305


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The course teaches the historical foundations to and development of the psychological autopsy; its applications in clinical, research, and forensic settings; the distinctions between the psychological autopsy and parallel procedures; common methodologies for its use in manner of death determinations, to assist survivors, in cluster analyses, in case-control research, etc.; and its methodological limitations. Registrants will be trained to administer a model, semi-structured interview protocol (and view variations to this) and will practice administering a protocol-based interview. Further, registrants will be instructed on the use of associated consent and release forms and on procedures to gather ancillary archived records regarding a decedent. (Pre-work readings will be assigned in advance of the training.)

**Please note that the current training is full, but we are still accepting applications for the waiting list.