Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training


Dates:  TBD  

Time: Register at 8:15 a.m. Training is from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $85 for persons & organizations outside of Ionia County. Fee is waived for Ionia County residents/organizations. Fee includes training materials, continental breakfast, lunch both days, & refreshments.

Location: The Right Door for Hope, Recovery, and Wellness in Ionia

Call Pete Leland at 616-527-1790 to RSVP. Registration deadline is one week prior to the training date and MUST be Confirmed by The Right Door for Hope, Recovery, and Wellness.


Registration Form for ASIST

Send completed registration form and fee to:

The Right Door for Hope, Recovery and Wellness

375 Apple Tree Drive

Ionia, MI 48846

ATTN: Pete Leland

FAX: 616-527-0538


Presented by:

Elizabeth Thelen, LMSW, CAADC

Lisa Lubenow, LMSW, CAADC

Target Audience & Social Work Practice Levels:

Mental health and other human service professionals, school personnel, primary care professionals, law enforcement, clergy, and other community agency workers and volunteers in positions of trust that are interested in learning suicide risk identification and intervention model.

Participants attending this training will learn to:

1. Recognize invitations for help.

2. Reach out and offer support.

3. Review the risk of suicide.

4. Apply a suicide intervention model.

5. Link people with community resources.



Are pending for the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative, for the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP), & Nursing CE’s. Certificates will be presented at the end of the training to those who attend both days, all sessions, and complete a training evaluation.


Day One

8:30a-9:30am Introduction & Overview: Prevention, Postvention & Intervention

9:30a-9:40am Break

9:40am-12:30pm Introduction to Connecting: Workgroups & Video

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch (provided)

1:30pm-3:00pm Workgroup Exercises-Exploring Invitations/Asking about Suicidal Thoughts/Listening & Reviewing Risk

3:00pm-3:15pm Break

3:15pm-4:30pm Workgroup Exercises—Contracting a Safe Plan, Follow Up & Review

Day Two

8:30am-10:20pm Structure of an Intervention, Connecting Attitudes

10:20am-10:30am Break

10:30am-12:30pm Simulations & Workgroup Exercises

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch (provided)

1:30pm-3:00pm Workgroup Exercises

3:00pm-3:15pm Break

3:15pm-4:30pm Resources, Self-Care, Hope for the Future, Closing & Feedback

About the Presenters:

Elizabeth Thelen is a Masters Level Licensed Social Worker. She has worked at ICCMH since 2008 in its Access and Case Management services. Elizabeth has also worked for CMH services in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, as well as has experience facilitating Substance Abuse recovery and education groups. Both Kris and Elizabeth have completed extensive training to become ASIST trainers.

Contact The Right Door for Hope, Recovery, and Wellness Customer Service at 616-527-1790 for ADA Accommodations or if you have any questions.