Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis

Requesting This Course:

  • This course is being offered at the following upcoming Regional Training. Click on the city name for further information and registration:  San Diego, CA 
  • For information on requesting this course for your organization through our Speakers Bureau program, please contact Millie Morehouse at [email protected].
  • To check if this course is being offered by an Approved Instructor, search our Event Calendar.

Course Description:

Most psychological crisis intervention is done one person to one person, rather than in groups.  These interactions may be face-to-face (in person or electronically), telephonic, via email, or even via text messaging.  The SAFER-R model of individual psychological crisis intervention was developed to serve as a simple protocol or procedural guide to aid in conducting such individual psychological crisis interventions.

This two day course builds upon, and is the logical continuation of, the basic ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS course.  Using the SAFER-R framework as a platform, participants are introduced to scenario based variations of the model.  Topics such as advanced psychological triage, grief,  suicide intervention, challenges in follow up and referral, and self-care are addressed.  In addition, participants are asked to evaluate pre-recorded video examples of crisis intervention using the SAFER-R model.

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)