Year: 1992 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (25th: 1992: Chicago), p.122-123 SIEC No: 19940403

This presentation describes the process used to select volunteers for Common Ground, a crisis centre in Michigan. Screening is held prior to the 3-times yearly training session & is directed by a staff supervisor with volunteers who do the actual screening. Screening is a 4-part process: 1) applicants first interview each other; 2) they then do a role play; 3) applicants write comments on a tape recording; & 4) screeners & the supervisor take applicants through a debriefing process.