Community Training Program

Crisis Clinic has been a first call for help for people in need of emotional support and social services for nearly 50 years. Today, we are a nationally recognized leader in mental health, crisis intervention, and information and referral services. We are proud to offer a series of community trainings designed specifically for mental health and social service providers working in King County. Each course is conducted by a caring, skilled professional with years of hands-on experience in their field.

For a full list of trainings in 2014-2015, please download our Community Training Flyer in PDF.


Dealing with Difficult People & Battling Compassion Fatigue
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

In this combined full-day training, you’ll learn how to engage with difficult people more effectively while also attending to your own self-care needs.

  • Learn ways to identify triggers and set boundaries with difficult people who know how to push your buttons.
  • Explore signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and assessing the level of satisfaction and burnout in your own life.
  • Walk away with tools to help you find professional/personal balance and prioritize self care in a guilt-free way.

This training is suitable for anyone who regularly interacts with the public as part of their job including receptionists, administrative and customer service staff, as well as supervisors and managers. $150  Register Now!


Suicide & Crisis Intervention *[6 CEUs]
Thursday, October 2, 2014

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$150 Register Now!

How do you determine if a client is suicidal and what can you do to help? In this training, you’ll learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and determine when someone is at risk. We’ll explore approaches to suicide management and crisis intervention that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with clients in crisis.

Measurable Objectives

  • Recognize common feelings of people experiencing crisis
  • Identify and recognize characteristics that nearly all suicidal persons share
  • Ask the right questions in order to assess the lethality of a situation
  • Understand the goals of crisis intervention techniques
  • Identify and apply the three parts of the crisis intervention process

*New legal requirements in Washington State require mental health professionals to complete six (6) hours of training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.This training has been approved for CEUs for Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. WMHCA Provider #1305. This course also meets/exceeds the requirements for for Chemical Dependency Professionals, who are required to complete three (3) hours of training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.


The Tools of King County 2-1-1
Green River Community College, Kent, WA
Thursday, November 6, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A.M. Session: The Art of Referral & Working with Interpreters –$75 Register Now!
Learn interviewing techniques, ways to build rapport, and how to help clients advocate for themselves when seeking assistance. We’ll also discuss how to effectively communicate with your clients using an interpreter, including an overview of legislation and professional standards.

P.M. Session: Accessing Community Resources – Cost $75 Register Now!
The afternoon session focuses on quickly and efficiently locating resources using the tools of King County 2-1-1 and includes an in-depth look at how navigate our online database.

Register for both sessions for $145. Register Now!


ASIST | Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training *[13 CEUs]
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 2-3, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$295 Register Now!

ASIST is a two-day, skills-based training program in suicide first aid. Like CPR, training in suicide intervention develops skills that reduce the immediate risk of death until other resources can be mobilized. ASIST provides practical training for caregivers of all kinds including: first responders, mental health professionals, teachers, social workers, community volunteers, or anyone concerned about family or friends. For more information, please download our ASIST flyer in PDF.

(Cost includes a non-refundable materials fee of $40.Two-day attendance mandatory for certificate.)

*New legal requirements in Washington State require mental health professionals to complete six (6) hours of training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.This training has been approved for thirteen (13) CEUs for Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. WMHCA Provider #1305. This course also meets/exceeds the requirements for for Chemical Dependency Professionals, who are required to complete three (3) hours of training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.


Suicide & Crisis Intervention *[6 CEUs]
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$150 Register Now!
(Only $139 with discount code earlybird0115 through 11/28/14)

How do you determine if a client is suicidal and what can you do to help? In this training, you’ll learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and determine when someone is at risk. We’ll explore approaches to suicide management and crisis intervention that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with clients in crisis.

Measurable Objectives

  • Recognize common feelings of people experiencing crisis
  • Identify and recognize characteristics that nearly all suicidal persons share
  • Ask the right questions in order to assess the lethality of a situation
  • Understand the goals of crisis intervention techniques
  • Identify and apply the three parts of the crisis intervention process

*New legal requirements in Washington State require mental health professionals to complete six (6) hours of training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.This training has been approved for CEUs for Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. WMHCA Provider #1305. This course also meets/exceeds the requirements for for Chemical Dependency Professionals, who are required to complete three (3) hours of training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.


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