The Personal Growth and Counseling Center, a department within Health and Wellness Services, is pleased to announce a training opportunity for ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. The course is free and open to students, staff, and faculty.

ASIST Flyer (click to download PDF)


ASIST is a two-day practice dominated workshop that trains professionals and other community providers in suicide "first-aid". Participants are trained how to recognize and assess the potential risk of suicide. This workshop also equips the participant with the intervention skills to keep the person safe until the appropriate level of ongoing help can be accessed.

World Class Training

ASIST is the most widely used, acclaimed, and researched suicide intervention training in the world. In addition to learning the knowledge and skills of suicide intervention, participants report improved comfort, confidence, and competence doing interventions. 

ASIST is not therapy. It is "first-aid" designed to keep a person safe until they can receive
further intervention.

  • Upon Completion of the training, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize attitudes about suicide
  • Identify suicide factors and estimate risk
  • Intervene with a person at risk to make them safe
  • List resources available to a person at risk
  • Commit to help coordinate social support for a person at risk

Who should take ASIST?

Any person in a position of trust including:

  • Counselors
  • School support staff
  • Clergy
  • Coaches
  • Anyone willing to help someone at risk of suicide! 

Did You Know?

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in college-age students. It is especially important that faculty and staff are aware of the influence they have to prevent a tragedy.

Registration Information

Download, complete, and submit the application to the PGCC:

Download the application here:

ASIST Registration Form (click to download PDF)


  • Registrants must attend the entire training (i.e. both sessions)
  • January 7, 2014 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.
  • January 8, 2014 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m


Personal Growth and Counseling Center, Health and Wellness Services Building (80)


A light breakfast and afternoon snack will be served. Participants will be on their own for lunch.


For disability accommodations or more information, contact Tony Delfino at or call the PGCC at (831) 582-3969.