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.
*Prerequisite: Must have previously taken Assisting Individuals in Crisis (aka: Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support)
· 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
Completion of "Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis" and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (13 Contact Hours) qualifies as an ICISF's Certificate of Specialized Training Program.