SW2033* Crisis Intervention
The course is designed to provide students in the community services field with fundamental crisis theory that will serve as a basis for assessing, intervening and evaluating resolution of a crisis event. The ABC model of crisis intervention shall be investigated. A six-step model of intervention is also presented along with specific helping objectives in order to guide the student. Recognizing that suicide risk often accompanies a crisis, students will recognize suicide lethality, and acquire specific techniques involved in interrupting a suicide attempt. Prevention measures will also be examined. Developmental crises and crises related to loss, substance abuse, PTSD, child abuse, spousal abuse and sexual assault will be examined. Ultimately, the intention of this course is to prepare the student to help turn the client’s crisis (danger) into the opportunity for personal growth and development.