Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Peer Support

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Course Description:
Crisis Intervention is NOT Psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. This program is the second in a two course series entitled Assisting Individuals in Crisis Intervention. The program is designed to teach crisis interventions it applies to assisting individuals in crisis, one person at a time. It does not teach group crisis intervention; although some of the skill sets contained herein are certainly applicable to group intervention. This program will teach advanced scenario-based crisis intervention techniques based upon an understanding of the basic crisis intervention concepts, principles, and tactics taught in the first assisting individuals in crisis program.

Course Highlights:

natures & definitions of a psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
nature and definition of critical incident stress management and its role as a continuum of care.
empathic communication techniques
practice of psychological triage
SAFER-Revised model of individual psychological crisis intervention in s suicide scenario
SAFER-Revised model of individual psychological crisis intervention in a “follow-up” or referral scenario
risks of iatrogenic “harm” associated with psychological crisis intervention and will further discuss how to reduce those risks
principles of self-care

Two-Day Course: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

13 Contact Hours; 13 PDHs for EAPs; 13 CE Credits for National Certified Addiction Counselors OR 1.3 General CEUs from UMBC

*Prerequisite: Assisting Individuals in Crisis (also known as Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support)