PARSWeb Training

Preventing Addiction Related Suicide (PARS) is a prevention intervention provided to addiction treatment patients who are at higher risk of suicide.


The PARS module is an interactive psychoeducational suicide prevention program designed to be used within community addiction group therapy treatment by addiction specialists and counselors, like SUDPs in Washington.

It is a three-hour PowerPoint based interactive group session focusing on future suicide prevention, not acute treatment. The PARS intervention was designed with input from addiction patients, counselors, and administrators to fit easily into intensive outpatient programs, the most common form of addiction treatment in the U.S.

Prior to PARS, no evidence-based suicide prevention intervention had been developed for alcohol/drug addiction treatment populations.

Training Details

​PARSWeb is an online training to help counselors deliver the PARS intervention to their clients in group settings. It includes:

  • a copy of the PARSWeb manual
  • A web-based workbook that includes expanded guidance, sample discussion prompts, and facilitation tips from the UW CSPAR PARS team based on live group observations
  • A full video example of Dr. Ries facilitating the PARS training live at a community addiction treatment center
  • Highlights of key content sections and group discussions

If you unsure about purchasing, we recommend reviewing the PARSWeb manual for free!

Length: 4 hours

Format: Online

Cost: $100.00

Continuing Education: No CE. A completion certificate is available upon passing the quiz.


These materials were developed in collaboration with the AIMS Center and Dr. Richard Ries.  


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