This course presents an in-depth study of crisis intervention information, skills and strategies needed for counseling professionals to provide effective mental health care to clients facing a variety of crisis situations. This course first examines the overall background, basic concepts and definitions, and theoretical models of the crisis intervention field of professional counseling. Next, this course provides a study of the essential components of crisis care and application including working with multicultural clients, basic attending skills, assessment models, case management, and crisis counseling through the use of technology. Additionally, this course provides an overview of effective crisis counseling and handling of clients dealing with a specific type of responses to crisis, including PTSD, sexual assault, family and partner violence, lethal violence, and bereavement and grief. And lastly, a critical component to this course is the in-depth review and provision of strategies needed by crisis workers with respect to the various types of crisis care-giving environments, such as, mental health care facilities, schools, hostage situations, and natural disaster areas. This course in crisis counseling is extremely important to students enrolled in the professional counseling degree program. This course will be a required course for the state mandated curriculum changes, which will take place on August 1, 2017. Moreover, it is critical that students at Amberton University have the knowledge and skills required to effectively assist individuals, institutions, and communities impacted and affected by both man-made and natural disasters. This course is designed to prepare students to function as mental health care professionals for those affected by crisis events and situations.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN: