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 ModuleZoom Info Session
1Marathon  Part 1Marathon Part 28/6/2020
2Marathon Part 3Marathon Part 4 / Role Play Session 18/13/2020
3Marathon Online TestPTSD, Trauma, & Commiunity Disasters8/20/2020
4Mental Health & RecoverySuicide Overview8/27/2020
5Role Play Online PracticeRole Play Session 29/3/2020
6Drug/Alcohol OverviewThe Mindset of Addiction / Cultural Competence9/10/2020
7Runaway Youth/Child AbusePFY/LGBTQ and HIV Prevention9/17/2020
8Bullying / CyberbullyingRole Play Session 39/24/2020
9Parent/Teen CommunicationSelf-Injury/Eating Disorders10/1/2020
10Domestic Violence/Sexual AssaultRole Play Session 410/8/2020
11ASIST Expectations & Social Distancing InstructionsNo Zoom on 10/15 — See you at our ASIST!10/15/2020
Two Day ASIST – October 17 & 18
12No online moduleSelf Care and Overview of Mentored Shifts10/22/2020

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 jwalsh@longislandcrisiscenter.org