Thu, Nov 05 | Johnson County Ambulance

Assisting Individuals in Crisis (ICISF)

This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual crisis intervention which is used as a basic skill for peer support personnel. $175/ person
Registration is Closed
Assisting Individuals in Crisis (ICISF)

Time & Location

Nov 05, 2020, 8:00 AM CST – Nov 06, 2020, 4:00 PM CST
Johnson County Ambulance, 808 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA

About the Event

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 sometimes called “emotional first aid”. This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual crisis intervention. This course is designed for anyone who desires to increase their knowledge of individual (one-on-one) crisis intervention techniques in the fields of Business & Industry, Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress.

Program Highlights:

  • Psychological crisis and psychological crisis 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”
Registration is Closed

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