This course provides student with information about the current issues as they relate to crisis intervention. Numerous case examples are provided to illustrate the practical application of both assessing and treating the client in crisis. Students will examine issues related to crisis from many different aspects. Solid definitions are examined. The ACT model of intervention is presented and students examine its use in many types of crisis situations, including natural disasters, terrorist attacks, etc. Students will also study assessment and treatment interventions according to age and growth/development.
Course Code: CI 510. Contact hours of continuing education = 50.
Prerequisite: must have completed CI 500 before enrolling in this course.
This continuing education course is specifically designed for those eligible to meet education requirements to apply for certification in Crisis Intervention Consulting, by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc.
Instructor/Course Author: Thomas Schear, Ph.D
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TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete this course as well as all of the courses in the Crisis Intervention Consulting continuing education program. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time, to complete all of the courses in this program. If you do not complete the course within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an “incomplete” will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the course after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.
TEXTBOOKS: There is one (1) textbook for the course:
Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment & Research 4th ed. by Albert R. Roberts. Oxford University Press. New York. 2005 ISBN 0190201053.
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TEST: The test is based on Parts I, II & III of the text.
GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 50 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by the instructor at American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score will be presented.
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The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education by the South Carolina Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists licensing board, Provider # 4637. Access information
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (The Provider) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider number # CEP 15595 for 50 Contact Hours.
This course, which is approved by the Florida State Board Of Nursing (CE Provider # 50-11975) also has the following Board of Nursing Approvals, for 50 contact hours of CE
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Arkansas Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Georgia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Professional Registered Nurses. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the New Mexico Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
ONLINE CLASSROOM RESOURCES AND TOOLS
* Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as “open book” tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.
* Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page “Student Resource Center.” The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.
* Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.
* Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor’s online resume/biography, as well as your instructor’s specific contact information.
* Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional “readings” and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Understand the history, current status and future of crisis intervention as a service provided to clients.
- Learn the principles, implications and application of assessing a client’s suicide risk.
- Learn how to work with a client’s strengths using a Solution-Focused approach.
- Learn to differentiate between stress, a cute stress disorder, acute stress episodes, trauma and PTSD understanding what that means in providing appropriate services.
- Learn how to apply crisis intervention for persons diagnosed with clinical disorders based on the stress crisis continuum.
- Understand the role of the crisis counselor in addressing issues related to the assessment and intervening with a client’s suicide risk.
- Understand the implications and applications of the ACT Model.
- Understand the application of the ACT model in the context of community disasters and terrorist attacks.
- Understand the application of ACT in crisis intervention as it applies to both the victims but also to first responders.
- Understand the role of crisis intervention techniques in police-based first response for individuals in mental health crisis.
- Understand the utility and effectiveness of mobile crisis units and the application of ACT to children through young adults.
- Understand the implications and application of the ACT model in addressing issues related to a significant loss experienced by early adolescence.
- Understand the role, effectiveness and application of the ACT model in addressing issues experienced by young people attending college.
- Identify strategies, techniques and the application of the ACT model in developing crisis prevention and crisis responses in schools.
- Understand the implications of school violence and volatile situations and the role of crisis intervention in addressing those issues.