PSYCHLGY 7230 Crisis Intervention Theory
|Course Number:||PSYCHLGY 7230|
|Course Name:||Crisis Intervention Theory|
|Course Description:||This course examines crisis intervention models as they apply to suicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, natural disasters, personal loss, and life cycle crises. Students learn to recognize and deal with the psychological and emotional stresses encountered by professionals and paraprofessionals who work with people in crisis.|
- Critically assess the dynamics of crises and determine appropriate intervention responses.
- Identify the developmental crises typical in the adolescent and adult life cycle.
- Understand crisis intervention models and apply them to sexual assault, domestic violence, natural disaster, and bereavement.
- Articulate the importance of multicultural awareness in crisis assessment and intervention.
- Employ basic listening and responding skills.
- Apply systems theory to team approaches in crisis intervention.
- Apply fundamental professional ethics to crisis intervention situations.
- Assess your own likely reactions in a crisis situation.
- Develop strategies for dealing with suicidal people.
- Apply crisis intervention models in schools, institutions, and human service settings.
- Develop a plan for debriefing workers after a crisis incident.
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- Read textbook and assigned readings
- Participate in online asynchronous discussion and scheduled chats
- Complete one written assignment per lesson
- Post a critique (350-500 words) of one of the readings for each lesson and respond to others' critiques
- General description of the agency and its purpose and clientele (include staff numbers and qualifications)
- Types of crises seen
- Protocol used for handling crises (assessment, intervention, evaluation, follow-up, etc.)
- Description of the challenges experienced in the setting (personal as well as agency)
- Administrative structure
- Staff training and orientation
- Agency self-assessment procedures
- Critical evaluation of the services provided in that setting
- Personal reactions to the setting and its workings