VIRTUAL TRAINING – QPR: An Evidence-Based Suicide Prevention Practice

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Event: VIRTUAL TRAINING – QPR: An Evidence-Based Suicide Prevention Practice

Date: 12/16/20

Time: 8:30 – 10:30 am


Cost: Free


About the Course

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.  This training helps individuals to understand and recognize a mental health crisis.  By learning QPR, you will come to recognize the warning signs, clues and suicidal communications of people in trouble and gain the skills to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy.  QPR is not a form of counseling or treatment.  Rather it is intended to offer hope through positive action.  Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to receive help.

Course Objectives

  1.  Participants will be able to identify individuals who may be struggling with suicidal thinking by using verbal and nonverbal clues and warning signs
  2. Participants will be able to compile and prepare different, but effective ways of asking a direct and clear list of questions to ask an individual if they are suicidal
  3. Participants will be able to assess a variety of resources and referrals that are most appropriate and fitting to the suicidal individual
  4. Participants will be able to identify and analyze different populations of people who present with the greatest risk of suicide based on rates of statistical data

Target Audience

Target audience includes social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, recovery coaches, peer specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, and substance abuse counselors for this intermediate level of instruction.


  • 2.0 PCB Approved Education Credits
  • 2.0 Continuing Education Credits for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • 2.0 Continuing Education Credits for Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)


There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

All attendees must log in promptly at the beginning of the training, remain for the duration of the training, and their faces must be seen on Zoom to receive continuing education credits.

Persons with disabilities and special needs are encouraged to contact the registrar for further information.


About the Presenter

Keeley Rosenthal, LCSW, has worked in the field of Social Work for the last 15 years.  She has experience working among both Macro and Micro systems.  After graduation from Temple University with her BSW, she went on to student teach at Monmouth University; specifically in their International  & Community Development concentration.  For her dissertation, she interviewed ten families who lived under the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, where she resided for a period of time.  During this dictatorship, many persons disappeared or were detained.  Along with working among immigrant families within the United States, she has more relevantly, worked among individuals facing severe mental health crises.  She was employed by Lenape Valley Foundation, working in various crisis departments for nine years.  Currently, she works at the Office of Mental Health for the County of Bucks since 2017.  Her responsibilities include being a Mental Health delegate, member of the Bucks County Suicide Prevention Task Force, and for the last year and a half, the coordinator of QPR trainings with Bucks County.  She has experience working with many individuals facing suicidal crisis during her work history, as well as she is a loss survivor to a family member who died by suicide.


For more information, contact Karen M. Kern at 215.453.5171 or


If you do not receive the professional benefits described in our program materials or you have some other professional complaint, please let us know in writing within 7 days of the training and we will honor your request for a refund.


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