Bereaved by Suicide
Dr. Sands an experienced family and narrative therapist draws on a range of counselling modalities and expressive artwork in supporting those bereaved. The counselling practice and unique mutual-help therapeutic, psycho-educational group programs for those bereaved by suicide are based on her research in suicide grief and the 'Tripartite Walking in the Shoes Model of Suicide Bereavement'. The group programs provide a space for a community of grievers to meet, gain support, resilience, and understanding with others who are also bereaved as they rebuild their life.
Community Activities, Education and Training
Dr. Sands is the Professional Advisor to Wings of Hope Inc., the voice of people bereaved by suicide, and is active in working on committees and conferences that educate and increase awareness about loss and grief issues. Diana also lectures on suicide prevention, postvention and intervention at the Jansen Newman Institute of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy and provides understanding loss and grief seminars, community talks and training workshops for professionals in Australia and Internationally.