Workforce Development

The Thresholds Workforce Development Department offers workshops, conferences and other training opportunities to both Thresholds employees and outside providers, advocates, consumers and family members.

Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid training are now available from Thresholds. These courses helps members of the community identify signs of developing mental illness and substance abuse disorders, and also provides hands-on training for use in various kinds of situations where people may be showing signs and symptoms of mental illness in the community. Find out more about this training, or contact Sherin to schedule a training for your organization today.

Mental Health First Aid training costs $40 per participant, or $60 per participant seeking continuing education units (CEUs). This costs covers the training, a certification that is good for 3 years, and and official course book.

Members of the Austin/Humboldt MISA Consortium please use the Austin/Humboldt MISA Consortium Registration Form.

General Training Sessions and Seminars
Registration for our training sessions and seminars are available to the public, providing space is available, for a nominal fee. Seating varies by training location and topic; there may be limited availability.

Training Session/Seminar Topics include:

  • The Experience of Mental Illness and Recovery
  • Cultural Diversity and Anti-Discrimination Policies
  • Everyday Ethics
  • Introduction to Motivational Interviewing and Clinical Best Practices
  • Suicide Risk Assessment
  • The Disease Model of Addiction
  • Overview of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Download the full schedule (PDF) of sessions available, and fill out the registration form (PDF) or call the Thresholds Training Department at (773) 572-5253.


For more information about visiting Thresholds or our training, please contact Sherin Khan, Director of Workforce Development.