Counseling and Psychological Services

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college and university students, but it is also one of the most preventable causes of death. QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), guided by certified trainers, is a program designed for everyone to learn what can be done to prevent suicide.

QPR is a one hour presentation where you will learn the signs of suicide and three basic principles of how to help save a life. QPR is designed for students, faculty and staff and anyone at UCF. A QPR session can also be arranged at a convenient time specifically for your group or organization. QPR is coordinated by the UCF Counseling Center with certified trainers from UCF departments across campus.

The QPR curriculum is nationally recognized by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations as a “Best Practices” program. The training is an interactive presentation incorporating the basic QPR core curriculum, interactive case study, and opportunity for questions and discussion. Informational handouts are provided to program participants to be useful to participants in both their work and personal lives. The QPR presentation and materials are free.

For more information about arranging training for your group or organization at UCF, contact us.

QPR Trainers

There are over 15 QPR Gatekeeper Trainers and 1 Master Trainer on the UCF campus. Each trainer is a certified QPR instructor and has experience presenting to diverse populations of students, faculty and staff. Our trainers come from several departments within the Student Development and Enrollment Services division such as: CAPS, Department of Housing and Residence Life, Health Center, Wellness, and Career Services.