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QPR Training of Trainers

This class has reached capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations.

Date:        April 12, 2018
Time:        8am - 5pm (Continental breakfast 7:30-8:00)
Location: Kalahari Resort & Convention Center,Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Fee:          $395 (Includes continental breakfast, lunch, 3-year Trainer Certification, *8 CEHs, 25 QPR classroom booklets and everything you will need to host your first training workshop)

Registration deadline: March 29, 2018. Class size is limited. Please register early to reserve your spot.

Hotel: A limited number of rooms will be available at the Kalahari until the cutoff date of Monday, March 12 or until the rooms are gone. Book early to receive the reduced rate. Reservations can be made by phone or online (additional information).  Rates: Single occupancy $82, 2-4 occupancy $129.

* Continuing Education Hours: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Wisconsin Chapter has approved this training for 8 CEHs for Licensed Social Workers, Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.

Course Description:

Participants first learn about the nature of suicidal communications, what forms these communications take and how they may be used as the stimulus for a QPR intervention. To gain perspective, participants are introduced to the history of suicide, suicide prevention and the spectrum of modern day public health suicide prevention education efforts. The history, background and research support for QPR are reviewed. Participants then learn to market QPR, target potential Gatekeepers, and how to teach the QPR curriculum. Participants also learn to deal with pent up audience demand to talk about suicide, survivor issues and how to make immediate interventions and referrals. Each participant has the opportunity for individual rehearsal and practice through role-plays.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the nature, range and importance of suicidal communications and their importance in preventing suicide.
  • To review and understand the groups at greatest risk of suicide and why QPR can work for them.
  • To train participants to teach QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention.
  • To gain a historical perspective about suicide prevention and how QPR fits into national efforts.
  • To acquire specific knowledge about how audiences may respond to the QPR message and how to react in a helpful manner.
  • To learn how to effectively promote suicide prevention in their own communities.
  • To gain the competence and confidence to teach others how to save lives and help prevent suicidal behaviors.

QPR Training of Trainers Agenda >>

Facilitator: Barbara Moser, MD

Barbara Moser is the current chair of the Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee Coalition, and a board-certified family practice physician. Dr. Moser is a certified QPR (Question Persuade Refer) Master Trainer as well as QPR presenter, and has delivered numerous QPR trainings for youth, adults and professional staff for the past 6 years in a variety of settings. Dr. Moser served as the Co-PI for UWM’s SAMHSA GLS Campus Suicide Prevention grant which funded the UWM Suicide Prevention Project 2012-2016. In addition, she is a Campus Connect suicide prevention trainer, and has participated in Crisis Intervention Trainings for police officers. Dr. Moser received her MD from Northwestern University in Chicago, and completed a family practice residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Leah Rolando at or 414-336-7970

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