Assisting Individuals in Crisis Certification Training

Assisting Individuals in Crisis:  January 22nd – 23rd, 2024. Registration cost $304. Click here to pre-register

Course Description:  
Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is yet another tool for the toolbox for peers or leaders who find themselves needing to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual crisis  

Program Length: 
Assisting Individuals in Crisis is a 13-hour minimum course. Typically taught over the course of two consecutive days. However, the instruction can be divided into smaller segments if needed to accommodate schedules. 

Program Highlights:

  • Psychological crisis and psychological crisit intervention
  • Resistance, resiliency, recovery continuum
  • Critical incident stress management
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Basic crisis communication techniques
  • Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions
  • Putative and empirically derived mechanisms
  • SAFER-Revised model
  • Suicide intervention
  • Risks of iatrogenic “harm”

This course curriculum must be taught by an International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Instructor (ICISF). Cynthia Krosky is a recognized, approved and certified (ICISF) Instructor in this course.  
In compliance with the criteria set forth by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Emergency Health Services Professional and Continuing Education (PACE), only those certificates which reflect the full contact hours (e.g., full attendance) will be issued an ICISF certificate of attendance. 

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