Suicide Prevention Training Series

WORKSHOPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE VIRTUALLY ONLY. Scroll down the page to see what dates are currently being offered. Email education@klinic.mb.ca for more information.

Crisis Counselling Intervention

This half-day workshop aims to educate participants on the basics of crisis theory and to teach communication skills necessary for crisis intervention. Activities in the workshop include defining crisis, reactions to being in crisis, crisis development, and a crisis intervention counselling model will be covered. This workshop is offered off site and on a request basis at this time.

Please email education@klinic.mb.ca or call 204-784-4066 for more information.

Crisis Counselling Skills Workshop

This one-day workshop aims to educate participants on the basics of crisis theory and to teach communication skills that are essential for crisis intervention.  Topics covered in this workshop include fundamental counselling skills, counselling tools, crisis development, defining crisis, and a crisis intervention counselling model.  Basic information on suicide assessment and intervention will be covered.  Role plays and other experiential activities will also be incorporated into the workshop.

The workshop is geared to  those working or volunteering with individuals in crisis (however working in a service provider capacity is not required), and wanting a basic understanding of crisis counselling skills.

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Pre-registration is required. After registering, please watch your email for the link to this virtual workshop. Online Registration – CLICK HERE

Upcoming Sessions:

Dates: Thursday June 2, 2022 (Online)
Session Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $100/person
Schedule is subject to change.

Registration questions? Email education@klinic.mb.ca or call 204-784-4066

Introduction to Suicide Prevention: Level 1 (online)

This half-day session introduces participants to the issue of suicide, explaining the context of suicide in our society, and the meaning of suicide in people’s lives. Suicide recognition, assessment, intervention and prevention methods are the focus.

A non-judgmental approach based in care, compassion, and concern with the suicidal individual is presented in order to provide for a solid foundation of accurate suicide assessment and client safety.

This workshop is geared for service providers, students, front line staff, and community members who are interested in learning about suicide awareness and prevention.

Pre-registration is required. After registering, please watch your email for the link to this virtual workshop. Online Registration – CLICK HERE

Upcoming Sessions:

Dates: TBD
Session Time: 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00 to 4:00pm
Cost: $50.00
Schedule is subject to change.

Registration questions? Email education@klinic.mb.ca or call 204-784-4066

Advanced Suicide Prevention Training: Level II

Few clients challenge us more than clients struggling with suicide. Suicidal clients are dealing with deep and profound pain that can cause the service provider to feel overwhelmed and inadequate. The responsibility is great, and we are expected to assess the situation accurately.

Advanced Suicide Prevention Training (ASPT) explores these areas in-depth, placing emphasis on an understanding of trauma and trauma-informed suicide assessment. ASPT goes beyond the basics and towards more detailed assessment and intervention strategies to support clients on their road to healing. Relationship building and the impact of the work on providers is also a central focus.

This training is for service providers who are providing ongoing support to their clients struggling with recurring suicidality. Participants must have previous training (e.g. ASIST, Klinic Crisis Line Volunteer Training, etc.)  or practice in suicide prevention and intervention and be working with clients in an ongoing capacity.

Pre-registration is required. After registering, please watch your email for the link to this virtual workshop. Online Registration – CLICK HERE

Upcoming Sessions:

Dates: TBD
Session Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $200/person
Schedule is subject to change.

Registration questions? Email education@klinic.mb.ca or call 204-784-4066

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a standardized 2-day introductory suicide intervention training course developed by Livingworks in Calgary. It is offered throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.

ASIST is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. This basic training is mandatory for employment in many community agencies throughout Manitoba, and has been offered at Klinic since November 2006.

Full attendance of this 2-day training is required to receive the ASIST certificate.

Workshops at Klinic During COVID-19   (Read More)

Pre-registration is required. After registering, please watch your email for the link to this virtual workshop. Online Registration – CLICK HERE

Upcoming Sessions:

Dates:  TBD
Session times: 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Cost: $200.00
Schedule is subject to change.

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA)  offers ASIST sessions.