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. Learn more about our continuing education options by downloading our 2017 CEU brochure.

For a full list of upcoming 2017 trainings: Community Training Flyer in PDF

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


Trainings Offered:
Suicide Assessment, Intervention & Treatment (6 CEUs)
Suicide Assessment, Screening & Referral (3 CEUs)
ASIST | Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (13 CEUs)
Dealing with Difficult Behaviors
Networks for Life
Group Training Options


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, November 14, 2017
Crisis Clinic Training Room, Seattle
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$150 Register Now! (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Crisis Clinic Training Room, Seattle
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$150 Register Now! (SOLD OUT)

*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.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Crisis Clinic Training Room, Seattle
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
CANCELLED

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Crisis Clinic Training Room, Seattle
6:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
$75 Register Now!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Crisis Clinic Training Room, Seattle
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 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.)

Tuesday, January 9 – Wednesday, January 10, 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.


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.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Together Center, Redmond
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$75 Register Now!

See our Eventbrite page for more information!


Networks for Life

Networks for Life is a certified training for school faculty, individuals in the field of education, and any adult who works directly with youth.

Content in this training includes:

  • Policies, procedures, and roles of the professional and institution in youth suicide prevention, intervention, and post-vention
  • Skills to identify, explore, and intervene signs of suicidal ideation
  • Communication with students and their families about depression and suicide
  • Laws and ethics in confidentiality and reporting
  • Tools to support youth after a suicide loss

To schedule this free training for your school or group, please contact Jennifer Winslow at (206) 436-2986 or jwinslow@crisisclinic.org.


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