Suicide Intervention Certification

Become a Certified Suicide Intervention Counselor 


About Suicide Intervention Certification Training


Dr. Jane Simington PhD

I am a grief and trauma therapist, educator, researcher and best-selling author, with an educational background in both Nursing and Psychology. The success of my methods in helping more than 400 people heal and rebuild their lives after tragedy is based on my ability to combine up-to-date knowledge of grief, trauma and suicide-related issues, with an extensive knowledge of alternative healing methods, including therapeutic art, guided imagery, and energy work. I have received recognition and awards for my work, including being honored as a Woman of Vision by Global TV, and as a Woman of Distinction by the YWCA.

Recognizing that at the root of a desire to take one’s life, are depressive feelings of hopelessness and powerless resulting from a sense of spiritual disconnection, and acknowledging that unless the root cause is addressed, true healing will not happen, Simington suspends her model for healing from a framework that addresses first, the spiritual distress being experienced, and incorporates right hemisphere-appealing strategies, including therapeutic art, guided visualization, and sacred ceremony as therapeutic measures to heal the spiritual disconnection being experienced; and to then move the person at-risk for suicide in a direction of spiritual transformation.

Most programs that teach us how to help when there are suicide concerns, mainly focus on teaching the right questions to ask someone who is already in a high-risk zone for suicide. Most of those programs also do not offer strategies for healing the underlying causes of suicide.  When you recognize the factors that contribute to making a person examine suicide as a viable option you will recognize that as a Certified Suicide Intervention Counselor (CSIC), you must focus on addressing and healing the causes that bring a person to that point.  You will offer help and healing in the forms of individual counseling and workshops long before the risk becomes a major suicide threat.

Video Lessons

 30 video lessons 

Guided Imagery

 8 Guided Imagery journeys, several healing techniques and an .mp4 of my DVD "Listening To Soul Pain

Therapeutic Art Activities

Exercises and assignments at the end of each unit using therapeutic art 


Once you have been certified in this course, you may apply to CCPC Global for certification as a Certified Suicide Intervention Counselor (CSIC).

Earn 52 Core Credits

You earn 52 core credits towards certification or recertification with the Canadian Addictions Counsellor Certification Federation and their international body.

Suicide Risk

Socio-Cultural,, Family, Peer and Individual Factors Contributing to Suicide Risk

Mental Health Factors 

A high percentage of those who die by suicide have a diagnosed or undiagnosed depression. The depression is often triggered by unhealed trauma or a complicated grief experience or experiences. 


Questions and Myths about Suicide Intervention

Asssessment and intervention 

Complicated Grief

A high percentage of those who grieve a suicidal death experience complicated bereavement.

Self Care

Examine the concepts of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and review coping strategies.

" 1) I learned about suicide and it possible long-term and immediate causes. 2) I gained knowledge and skills that will assist me in helping someone who are at risk for suicide. 3) I gained knowledge and skills to assist me in helping someone bereaved from a death by suicide. 4) The methods I learned and used during this training allowed me to do some of my own healing. 5) Things I like best about this program are: I feel prepared to assist individuals at risk, who were at risk, and who are bereaved thanks to the skills I learned. I feel as if I cannot only identify person at risk, but to actually assist them. I feel capable of counseling a person bereaved by a death from suicide, when I would have referred that person to someone else prior to this training. I came into this training with the mind set that I was here to gain professional skills to work with clients, however, I did not expect to experience so much personal growth and healing. I am forever grateful for Dr. Jane Simington and her training. What I learned most in this program is how to work with someone who is an immediate risk of suicidal behaviors, and working with bereaved individuals. Things I like best about this program are: Hands-on and experiential learning techniques were utilized. Information covered front pre-crisis, to post-crisis and appropriate interventions. "

Janessa Collins, Wellness Mentor at Westbank First Nation

"1) For years, all the training I took was “down and under” focused so I was very hesitant to take part or feel comfortable with suicide incidents although my professional and personal life I had no choice. I feel very confident I can help some one at risk knowing the “up and out” component and the methods learned i.e. grounding and art therapy. 2) The combination (4 part model) makes sense as the theory and experience allowed me to use my left brain knowledge to stir my right brain to be able to express all my feelings. 3) I especially like the Crisis Intervention Healing Model. So concise and easy to follow. 4) I like the safety and professionalism is which the sessions were instructed the best. "

Karen Benwell, Nurse, North Peace Tribal Council

"I learned both countless new skills and information in this course. I think what I learned the most in this program is about complicated grief and helping a bereaved person from a death by suicide. I feel very confident to help someone bereaved from a death by suicide because of the extensive information in this program about complicated grief."

Julie Mazurek

"The methods we were taught to me, helped me a ton along the way. They taught how important it is to not forget to treat myself and to protect me. What I learned most in this program is that we always need to remember to take care of ourselves. There are so many people out there, including me, that tend to forget that even relaxing for 15 minutes is of the outmost importance. Ignoring the existing problem also won't work. With hard work, everything is possible. Only if we are willing to do it. Things I liked the best about this program are all the exercises and especially the guided visualizations. Everything worked exceptionally with every client I worked with. Even the exercises that were meant for me, for my healing, worked flawlessly to clients with magnificent results as well."

Vicky Simou

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