Training and Workforce Development

The Thresholds Workforce Development Department offers workshops, conferences, and other training opportunities to Thresholds employees, providers, and outside organizations.

members of the workforce development team

The Workforce Development department at Thresholds offers quality instruction regarding mental health, clinical practices, cultural humility, safety, and leadership. Grounded in evidence-based practices and trends in the mental health field, courses are intended to inform participants, build skills, and encourage learning as a part of routine practice. Courses are taught by members of the Workforce Development Department with relevant and vast experience in the field.

Thresholds is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers (LSW/LCSW), professional counselors (LPC/LCPC), certified alcohol and drug counselors, and certified recovery support specialists (IAODAPCA).

We can travel to provide the training, host (depending on availability) at Thresholds, or facilitate the training virtually. Pricing is dependent on the length of training, content development, number of participants, travel expenses, and materials. Nonprofit rates are available.

For more information, fill out our inquiry form and email to

Our expertise includes many of the following topics and content can be tailored to meet the unique needs of your organization:

Mental Health Awareness
Courses designed to educate people on what are common mental illnesses, symptoms and behaviors associated with these illnesses, stigma and how to combat it, and how to approach interactions with people struggling with mental health

Courses related to trauma informed care, being a trauma informed organization, treatment approaches to trauma, and transference/counter-transference

Clinical Skill Development
Relevant and evidence based clinical approaches and interventions:
– Motivational Interviewing
– Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
– Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
– Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
– Engagement
– Working with an Aging Population

Cultural Humility
Courses related to cultural humility and awareness, examining privilege and biases, micro-aggressions, allyship, and transgender/GNB issues

Courses related to ethical decision making, ethical considerations for supervisors, and boundary management

Courses related to safe practices including de-escalation techniques, staying safe in different settings, and crisis prevention and management

Leadership and Managerial Skills
Courses related to emotional intelligence, clinical supervision, staff development, team building, conflict management, communication, time management, and change management & strategic planning

Substance Use
Courses related to behaviors and signs of substance use, co-occurring disorders, integrated dual diagnosis treatment, treatment approaches, and overdose prevention

For more information, please contact the Thresholds Training Department at (773) 572-5253 or email Sterling Haukom- Anderson, Director of Workforce Development.