Pastoral Crisis Intervention I & II

This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Pastoral Crisis Intervention and Pastoral Crisis Intervention II courses.  Refer to both of these class descriptions below for details.


Pastoral Crisis Intervention
 may be thought of as the combination of faith-based resources with traditional techniques of crisis intervention.  Pastoral crisis intervention represents a powerful addition to traditional community and organizational psychological support resources.  The purpose of this course is to assist the participants in learning how pastoral interventions and traditional psychological crisis interventions may be effectively integrated.  Chaplains, pastoral counselors, mental health professionals, ministers, and anyone interested in the use of faith-based resources in healing should find this course of interest.

Program Highlights:

·         Nature of human crisis

·         Nature of crisis intervention

·         Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

·         Signs and symptoms of the crisis state

·         The “crisis of faith”

·         Criteria for psychological triage

·         Strategic SAFER-PCI Model

·         Common PCI Mistakes

·         Challenging PCIs


Pastoral Crisis Intervention II
 builds on the foundations of ICISF’s “Pastoral Crisis Intervention” class.  More specific advanced concepts and specific field applications where pastoral crisis intervention is applied will be covered.

Program Highlights:

·         Crisis intervention, CISM and PCI

·         Risks and potential adverse reactions

·         Advance topics in assessment

·         Principals of basic spiritual first aid

·         PCI with those expressing theodolitic concerns

·         The incident management system (IMS)

·         PCI with those expressing suicidal ideation

·         PCI with those in acute bereavement

·         Principles of death notification

·         Principles and practices associated with self-care

Completion of “Pastoral Crisis Intervention” and “Pastoral Crisis Intervention II” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (26 Contact Hours) qualifies as two classes in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.

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