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Dear CDTC Supporters,

After nearly 40 years in business, the Training Consortium Board has decided to close our business. We can't fully express our deep gratitude for your business and support. Working with all of you has been nothing but an absolute enjoyable experience.

Our last training date was August 9th. During the next few months the business with be in the process of closing accounts and resolving any outstanding issues. No more training events will be conducted. We will continue to operate our website with information about your businesses for approximately the next 6 months.

Please contact us with any questions or comments. Thank you again for all your years of support and business.

Upcoming Trainings

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Alison Hite
General Manager


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QPRT: Suicide Risk Assessment, Treatment and Management Training
Friday, October 19th, 2018 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sponsored By
Training held at Cowlitz Tribal Treatment
7700 NE 26th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98665
Please park in the 40 Et 8 Bingo Parlor Parking Lot

This course has been approved by CDTC as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100385. CDTC is responsible for all aspects of their programing. QPRT is approved by the WA DOH for continuing education requirements.

Training Brochure

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Goal of Training
QPRT is a form of Suicide Risk Assessment which stands for Question, Persuade, Refer, Treat. Developed as a method for helping professionals, QPRT provides a better way for assessing an assisting those persons at elevated risk for suicidal behaviors. This training will teach you about populations with elevated risks, especially as it relates to substance use. The training will assist those working with clients to assess, screen, and treatment plan for those determined to be at risk for suicide. Documentation will be an area of focus including ethical issues in managing patients at risk for suicide.

This suicide prevention training is geared to help all levels of professionals gain competency in the area of suicide prevention. This training meets the WA State requirements for suicide prevention for all mandated professionals. It is a fast-paced course that will address the needs of the provider in communicating and assessing the suicidal person that presents in primary care or mental health settings.

Behavioral Objectives
Providers will:

  • Learn to identify and screen patients who are at risk,
  • Identify populations at greatest risk,
  • Learn how to ask questions and manage the conversation around suicide risk,
  • Identify next steps to take following identification of risk to improve patient outcomes, and
  • Learn to establish a safety plan.


8:30 - 9:00 Registration - Meet and Greet - Mingle - Network
9:00 - 9:10 CDTC Introductions
9:10 - 10:15 Understanding Suicide Prevention Statistics - Screening - At Risk Groups
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - Noon Warning Signs - Exercise of Risk
Noon - 1:00 Lunch Break ***On Your Own***
1:00 - 2:15 Case Review - Training on Assessment
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 4:15 Malpractice - Safety Planning - Full Assessment Practice
4:15 - 4:30 Q&A - Evaluations

Julie A. Rickard, Ph.D., Dr. Rickard, a licensed psychologist, graduated from Washington State University in 2004. She is the Program Director for American Behavioral Health Systems - Parkside in Wenatchee, WA which has a Crisis Stabilization and Evaluation & Treatment Units. She is most well known throughout the Northwest region for the Primary Care Behavioral Health model of integrating psychologists into medical settings, coaching physicians, suicide prevention, and is a highly sought-after speaker on a variety of topics.

She founded the Suicide Prevention Coalition of North Central Washington in 2012 due to the rise in local suicides. She has continued to direct SPCNCW and trained 1300 health professionals in suicide prevention assessment and treatment over the past 2 years. The coalition has been successful at reducing the local suicide rate and raising awareness and skill level for providers managing these ongoing patients. She continues to push all health agencies to focus on reducing suicide risk through evidenced based practice and screening.

Course No: 10-18 Student $75 *Proof of Enrollment Required
10-18 Member $50 *Must be employed with a CDTC Member Agency
10-18 Non-Member $100
Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.
CDTC Member Agencies as of September 2018:
Affinity Counseling, LLC
Cowlitz Tribal Treatment
Crest view Recovery
Lifeline Connections
Providence Health and Services
Recovery Village at Ridgefield
Western Psychological & Counseling Services P.C.

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Lunch: There is a one hour lunch break on your own. Please plan accordingly.
Date: Friday, October 19th, 2018 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Cowlitz Indian Tribal Treatment
7700 NE 26th Ave.,
Vancouver, WA 98665
Please park at 40 Et 8 Bingo Parlor Parking Lot

To keep interruptions at a minimum, it is requested that all cell phones and pagers
be turned off during the training. Due to state-manadated temperatures, the thermostats
in our classrooms are set and cannot be changed.
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