QPR Pathfinder Training For Adult/Older Adult or Youth/Young Adult

Embark on a transformative journey with the QPR Institute’s Pathfinder Training.

14 Hours

26 Lessons

Taught by Paul Quinnett, PhD Rick Reis, MD Jack McClelland, PhD Danielle R. Jahn, PhD

Course Summary

By finding people early in a developing mental health crisis and immediately applying interventions known to reduce personal distress, despair, hopelessness, and emerging suicidal behaviours, Pathfinders are trained to provide emotional support, understanding, compassion and interventions known to reduce suicide risk. Through their interventions, they may help avert the need for speciality mental health care, emergency room visits, and hospitalizations.

QPR Pathfinder Training Youth Edition
₹ 20000

Those participants completing the version of the course should be able to:

  • Describe youth at special risk for suicide, including LGBTQ
  • Define & identify youth who may be experiencing first episode psychosis
  • Describe suicidal behaviors in young children
  • Recognize the role of bullying as a risk factor and complete a role-play
  • Carryout multiple practice role-plays demonstrating the skills taught

You will receive your login credentials/an email from us within 24 hours of purchasing the course

QPR Pathfinder Training Adult/Older Adult Edition
₹ 20000

Those participants completing the version of the course should be able to:

  • Describe basic QPR Theory, Research and Practice
  • Identify categories of serious mental illness and their relationship to suicide
  • Know and identify the names and types of evidence-based Interventions for suicidal behaviors
  • Outline and describe best practices in the assessment and management of those at risk for suicide in late-life

You will receive your login credentials/an email from us within 24 hours of purchasing the course

Program Description

The training is interactive, robust, multimedia, evidence-based and evidence-informed. It requires at least 14 hours, plus outside reading of a small book. This is a professional level course in basic mental health, crisis intervention, skilled interviewing, suicide risk detection, and suicide risk mitigation and management strategies, e.g., safety planning, means reduction, and caring contacts.

Designed to produce community-based mental health first responders able to deal effectively with people in a crisis of suicide, the training is built upon an evidence-based public health program that has been used to successfully train more than five million people over the past 20+ years. Thus, Pathfinder training is designed to produce a kind of “super gatekeeper” able to do much more than recognize someone in crisis and refer them to a professional.

In one role, they will be qualified to handle task sharing services shifted to them from mental health professionals, thus freeing up mental health providers to handle more severe or complex problems.

Following WHO recommendations, and by using the technology transfer of science-based best-practices knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities, the training program targets students in the helping professions, first responders, non-professional natural helpers and care providers, case managers, life coaches, volunteers across the age span, and those in peer support roles. Since helping others bolsters the helper’s own mental wellbeing, health benefits are expected to accrue in both directions. The program will offer an important credential for those working on the front lines of the mental health movement, and may open a new career path for many.