Psychological Autopsy Certification Training (PACT)

Apr 18, 2022

Event Time: 8am-5pm ET

Location TBD (Northeastern Ohio- in-between Columbus and Cleveland)

This full-day in-person workshop helps promote understandings of the often-asked “why?” question raised by survivors regarding the suicide of their loved ones. PACT is used in case-control research studies to better ascertain risk factors for suicide and helps to answer questions of causation in both individual cases or suicide and interconnections between cases.

Registrants must possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in a social sciences/behavioral health field OR alternative training in interviewing skills and a behavioral science background OR current employment/volunteer activities consistent with the opportunity to conduct psychological autopsies (a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume is required prior to registering), e.g. law enforcement, medical examiner system, etc. If applicants are unsure whether they meet the minimum requirement for admission to the training course, they may submit a cover letter and copy of CV to austin.lucas@ohiospf.org and a case-by-case decision regarding eligibility will be made.