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Friday, October 12 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Using Standardized Role-Play to Evaluate Counselor Trainee Suicide Intervention Skill Acquisition

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This quasi-experimental study explored the impact of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) on counselor-trainee behavior. Standardized simulations with 20 trainees were recorded before and after receiving ASIST. Skills improved significantly, with trainees more able to: identify invitations/ask about suicide, work with ambivalence about dying, and help the person-at-risk identify reasons for living and supports. Implications are provided for training suicide interventionists.


Nikki Elston

Assistant Teaching Professor, Georgia State University
I'm an assistant teaching professor at Wake Forest University.  My primary teaching and research interests are suicide and crisis intervention, college student development, and counseling skill development.  I am an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trainer... Read More →
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Mary Chase Breedlove Mize

Georgia State University

Laura Shannonhouse

Associate Professor, Georgia State University
Dr. Laura Shannonhouse is an associate professor at Georgia State University. Her research interests focus on crisis intervention and disaster response. She has served as PI/Co-PI for two federal clinical trials under the Department of Health and Human Services (Administration for... Read More →

Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
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