You’re Invited to our Online Counselor Training Program
Beginning August 6, 2020
Dear Counselor Assistant,
First, we send our well wishes that you and your family are doing well and staying healthy. We also want to thank you for your patience and understanding, as LICC navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been a challenge to keep the service fully operational, but the work must continue — especially now.
That is why we have decided to add a new option for our training program: LICC Counselor Training Virtual Track. While the content will be the same, the format will be a little different.
Virtual Track Format
Timeframe & Important Dates
Each week you will be expected to complete an online learning module AND attend a Zoom info session each Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. These online learning module should take between an hour and an hour and a half to complete, and may be done at your convenience any time before the Thursday evening Zoom info session.
These Thursday Zoom info sessions will run from August 6 through approximately October 22. (Each week, the Zoom session will begin with an overview of the online learning module and will give you a chance to ask questions.)
All components of the Classroom Phase will be completed online, with the exception of the required two-day ASIST training, which is a suicide intervention training that takes place over the course of two, consecutive 8-hour days. (This training must be done in person and we are hopeful that we will be able to provide this training safely in October.) Your ASIST training is scheduled for October 17th & 18th, from 9am-5pm both days, so please be sure to mark your calendar.
Tentative Virtual Track Schedule:
|Week #||Online Learning Module||Zoom Info Session|
|1||Marathon Part 1||Marathon Part 2||8/6/2020|
|2||Marathon Part 3||Marathon Part 4 / Role Play Session 1||8/13/2020|
|3||Marathon Online Test||PTSD, Trauma, & Commiunity Disasters||8/20/2020|
|4||Mental Health & Recovery||Suicide Overview||8/27/2020|
|5||Role Play Online Practice||Role Play Session 2||9/3/2020|
|6||Drug/Alcohol Overview||The Mindset of Addiction / Cultural Competence||9/10/2020|
|7||Runaway Youth/Child Abuse||PFY/LGBTQ and HIV Prevention||9/17/2020|
|8||Bullying / Cyberbullying||Role Play Session 3||9/24/2020|
|9||Parent/Teen Communication||Self-Injury/Eating Disorders||10/1/2020|
|10||Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault||Role Play Session 4||10/8/2020|
|11||ASIST Expectations & Social Distancing Instructions||No Zoom on 10/15 — See you at our ASIST!||10/15/2020|
|Two Day ASIST – October 17 & 18|
|12||No online module||Self Care and Overview of Mentored Shifts||10/22/2020|
Starting week of Monday, 10/26/2020, CITs do a weekly 4-hour mentored hotline shift. Counselors in August Marathon are expected to “go solo” in January of 2021.
Next Step: Let Us Know If You Are Interested
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Joe at [email protected]