Community Training Program

2018 community training program

Crisis Clinic has been a first call for help for people in need of emotional support and social services for over 50 years. Today, we are a nationally recognized leader in mental health, suicide and 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.

Crisis Clinic’s trainings have been approved by the WA State Department of Health and are the Model List for Suicide Prevention Training for Health Professionals.

For information about on-site training options for groups of 10 or more, click here.


Trainings Offered:
Scholarships Available!
Mental Health First Aid
Suicide Assessment, Intervention & Treatment (6 CEUs)
Suicide Assessment, Screening & Referral (3 CEUs)
ASIST | Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (13 CEUs)
The Art of Referral & Accessing Community Resources
Dealing with Difficult Behaviors
Group Training Options


Scholarships Available!

NAMI Seattle is excited to partner with King County Mental Health to offer scholarships of up to $500 for eligible King County residents wishing to attend qualifying mental health classes, conferences, or seminars! If you are interested in applying for cover or reimbursement of registration fees, please contact Gideon Elliott or email a complete application to gideon@namiseattle.org! The application can be found at http://nami-greaterseattle.org/scholarship-application

Eligible King County residents must be a) a person receiving mental health services through the King County Mental Health Plan or b) a person with a family member receiving mental health services through the King County Mental Health Plan or c) a personal advocate for mental health. 

Mental health providers and employees of mental health community agencies are excluded from receiving scholarship funds. However, providers and other employees of mental health organizations may be eligible if they are either a) a person receiving mental health services through the King County Mental Health Plan or b) a person with a family member receiving mental health services through the King County Mental Health Plan. 


Mental Health First Aid for Adults

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour certification course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training is specific to engaging with Adults (a Youth training will be offered later in 2018). The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. It takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder. For more information, go here.

Crisis Clinic’s own Jennifer Winslow (Training Manager) is a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer (for both Adults and Youth) and will be your facilitator for this training. A $10 dollar donation is requested to cover the cost of the MHFA materials provided (can be brought to training.)

Future Dates to be Announced
Crisis Clinic Training Room, Seattle
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (must be available for full day – please plan for your own lunch!)


Suicide Assessment, Intervention & Treatment *[6 CEUs]

How do you determine if someone is suicidal and what can you do to help? In this training, you’ll learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior. We’ll explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. Meets state requirements for social workers, mental health professionals, nurses, marriage and family therapists, naturopaths, osteopathic health professionals, physicians, physicians assistants, and psychologists.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Crisis Clinic Training Room, Seattle
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$150 Register Now!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Crisis Clinic Training Room, Seattle
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$150 Register Now!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Crisis Clinic Training Room, Seattle
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$150 Register Now!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Crisis Clinic Training Room, Seattle
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$150 Register Now!

*This training is on the WA State Department of Health’s Model List for Suicide Prevention Training for Health Professionals and is approved by the Medical Commission. It has also been approved for six (6) CEUs for Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. WMHCA Provider #1305.


Suicide Assessment, Screening & Referral *[3 CEUs]

This condensed version of the popular 6-hour training focuses on recognizing warning signs, suicide safety assessment, and safety planning. You’ll also receive information about how to access and find appropriate resources to help keep individuals safe. Meets state requirements for certified counselors, chemical dependency professionals, chiropractors, occupational therapists and assistants, and physical therapists and assistants.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Crisis Clinic Training Room, Seattle
6:00 – 9:15 p.m.
$75 Register Now!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Crisis Clinic Training Room, Seattle
6:00 – 9:15 p.m.
$75 Register Now!

*This training is on the WA State Department of Health’s Model List for Suicide Prevention Training for Health Professionals. It has also been approved for three (3) CEUs for Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. WMHCA Provider #1305


ASIST | Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training *[13 CEUs]

ASIST is a two-day, skills-based training 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.)

Wednesday, June 20 – Thursday, June 21, 2018
Crisis Clinic Training Room, Seattle
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$295 Register Now!

Saturday, September 22 – Sunday, September 23, 2018
Crisis Clinic Training Room, Seattle
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$295 Register Now!

*This training is on the WA State Department of Health’s Model List for Suicide Prevention Training for Health Professionals. It has also 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.

Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. WMHCA Provider #1305.


The Art of Referral & Accessing Community Resources

There is an art to making referrals, especially at times when resources are scarce. In the first part of this training, you’ll learn interviewing techniques, ways to build rapport, and how to help clients advocate for themselves when seeking assistance.

The second part of this course focuses on quickly and efficiently locating resources using the tools of King County 2-1-1. We’ll show you the best way to navigate our online database, Community Resources Online, as well as how to make use of Resource Talk and Emergency Services Brochures. Learning to apply these tools in concert with one another will allow you to make the most of your time when working with clients.

Future Dates to be Announced
$75


Dealing with Difficult Behaviors

Meeting the needs of your clients can be a real challenge when someone’s behavior pushes your buttons. We’ll give you practical tools and specific strategies you can use when confronted with difficult behaviors in the workplace. This training is suitable for anyone who regularly interacts with the public as part of their job.

Future Dates to be Announced
$75

See our Eventbrite page for more information!


Group Training Sessions

Crisis Clinic offers on-site trainings at a discounted price for groups of 10 or more. Group training sessions offer a personalized training experience, as sessions may be customized to suit your needs. Courses are offered separately or can be combined with other trainings of interest to you and your staff.

For more information about group training sessions, please contact Jennifer Winslow at (206) 436-2986 or training@crisisclinic.org.

Available group training sessions:

  • Accessing Community Resources
  • Art of Referral
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) – 13 CEUs
  • Dealing with Difficult Behaviors
  • Suicide Assessment, Intervention & Treatment – 6 CEUs
  • Suicide Assessment, Screening & Referral – 3 CEUs