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.


The Tools of King County 2-1-1

Green River Community College, Kent
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!


Dealing with Difficult People

Crisis Clinic Business Office, Seattle
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$75 Register Now!

Many organizations are committed to providing quality customer service and meeting the needs of their clients while treating them with dignity and respect. This can be a real challenge when faced with a negative person who knows how to push your buttons.

In this training, you will learn how to engage with difficult people more effectively by setting boundaries and identifying your own triggers. 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.


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

Crisis Clinic Business Office, Seattle
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 2-3, 2014

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

Crisis Clinic Business Office, Seattle
Wednesday & Thursday, February 18 & 19, 2015

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]

Crisis Clinic Business Office, Seattle
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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

Black River Training & Conference Center, Renton
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$150 Register Now!
(Only $139 with discount code earlybird0315 through 02/04/15)

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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