Suicide Intervention Certification Online Course Benefits
1. Certification by Taking Flight International Corporation following completion of all requirements and achieving a passing grade on the final exam.
2. The Suicide Intervention Certification Online course is accredited by the Canadian Counsel of Professional Certification (CCPC Global).
3. The Suicide Intervention Certification Online course is worth 52 Continuing Education Unit (CEUs) hours, toward certification and re-certification as an Addictions Counselor, with the Canadian Addictions Certified Counselors Federation (CACCF) and toward international certification and re-certification with the international body for certified alcohol and drug counselors (ICADC).
Upon certification graduates may:
- Offer information and support to those at risk for suicide.
- Support and counsel those bereaved by suicide.
- Provide community education on suicide prevention and immediate and long-term interventions.
- Apply to CCPC Global to be recognized globally as a Certified Suicide Intervention Counselor and use the acronym (CSIC). Application to CCPC Global must be made within one year following completion of the training. Re-certification is required annually.
- Apply this certification for 52 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) toward certification and/or recertification as an Addictions Counselor with the Canadian Addictions Certified Counselors Federation (CACCF), and with the international certifying body, ICADC.
What I like best about this program is that, like the Grief Support Training and the Trauma Recovery Certification training, it allows me to do my own healing. I lost my Gedo to suicide more than 20 years ago. I have and still do witness my dad's side of the family struggle with their complicated grief that resulted from my Gedo's tragic death. Because of the opportunity for my own healing in this program, I have found some peace in my dad and I's relationship. I think this is because I felt like I understood him more than i ever have before because of my knowledge on complicated grief. I also feel that because of this program i have so much more empathy for my dear Gedo. I have a new understanding of him and the decision he made to end his own life.
Suicide Bereavement Support Group Facilitator, Edmonton, Alberta.
I gained a great deal of knowledge about suicide and I feel more equipped to help others deal with suicidal thoughts and also those bereaved by suicide.
I liked the art activities and the visualizations that I had to complete and I also liked the assignments that I had to do with others.
I initially felt some of the assignments were too long and complicated in that I had to submit journal entries, artwork, etc. However, going through the process of doing the assignments thoroughly, really added to my learning so, in the end, I truly appreciated the assignments.
MPS, Grief and Trauma Specialist