Assisting Individuals in Crisis

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”.


  • Psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
  • Resistance, resiliency, recovery continuum
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Basic crisis communication techniques
  • Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions
  • SAFER-Revised Model
  • Suicide Intervention
  • Risks of “Iatrogenic” harm

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