Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis

  • Two-Day Course: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 

    ICISF’s “Assisting Individuals in Crisis” should be viewed as a prerequisite.

    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.

    What you will learn:

    • 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


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    ICISF Approved Class

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