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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain Freeman’s five categories of precipitating events to a crisis.
-Name two techniques that can be useful in the first stage of crisis intervention interviewing.
-Name the six components of the smooth focus phrases technique.
-Name five important components of the ending phase of the crisis interview.
-Explain why is it sometimes necessary to be more directive in telephone crisis counseling.
-Name three positive aspects of group crisis counseling.
-Name three factors influencing client equilibrium during crisis resolution.
-Name four sociocultural factors that affect therapeutic intervention during a crisis.
-Name the three steps in the Small Control technique.
-Name the four steps in the Overnight Care technique for the partner of a client in rape crisis.
-Name three techniques recommended for Carla as immediate reinforcements for her array of coping strategies.
-Name the three losses of divorce.
-Explain what is important to assess, if a client present during a transitional period.
-Name four stages of a burnout crisis.
-Name five crucial factors in resolving a crisis with a client with chronic psychiatric concerns.
-Name how did Jim’s therapist adhere to the crisis model when addressing his crisis state.
-Name two important considerations when assessing the lethality of a client’s previous suicide attempt.
-Explain when during the crisis interview are the important factors in the client’s current crisis state likely to emerge.
-Explain what was Shirley’s therapist able to identify as her four primary coping mechanisms, Using the Deductive Model.
-Name five techniques used by Shirely’s therapist did Getz highlight as keys to the successful use of the deductive model in crisis interviewing.
-Name three suggested techniques for addressing panic during crisis intervention.
-Name six influences a client’s cultural background may have on crisis intervention and recovery.
-Name the three elements of the BCRI Model for providing effective community-based crisis intervention for poor, urban African Americans.
-Name three fundamental characteristics of a client’s crisis state.
-Name the four steps in the Professionals in Crisis program.
-Explain the optimal time after a traumatic event to begin crisis intervention and counseling for children.


"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."