October 24-25, 2024 – Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis


Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis – Virtual

October 24 – 25, 2024
Two Day Class – Must attend both days!

Must provide proof of taking Assisting Individuals in Crisis Basic class. 

Course will take place from 8:30am – 5:00pm each day, doors open at 8:00am, and will be led by JoAnn Fiorello and Fuzzy Lake.

Please contact Fuzzy at fuzzycism@gmail.com  or JoAnn at joanncism@gmail.com for a coupon code for Chaplains and First Responders.

If you wish to purchase registration for multiple participants, please add that number to your cart. Then use the participant field below to list the name, private address, email and cell phone number for correspondence (comma separated). This will expedite the sending of materials and other correspondence. 

Please note! It is strongly recommended to use a personal email address. Many work related email addresses/domains (.gov, .mil, .edu, etc) have a firewall that will prevent you from receiving your training confirmation and other course related emails. 

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Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis
Course Description:
Most psychological crisis intervention is done one person to one person, rather than in groups. These interactions may be face-to-face (in person or electronically), telephonic, via email, or even via text messaging. The SAFER-R model of individual psychological crisis intervention was developed to serve as a simple protocol or procedural guide to aid in conducting such individual psychological crisis interventions.
This two day course builds upon, and is the logical continuation of, the basic ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS course. Using the SAFER-R framework as a platform, participants are introduced to scenario based variations of the model. Topics such as advanced psychological triage, grief, suicide intervention, challenges in follow up and referral, and self-care are addressed. In addition, participants are asked to evaluate pre-recorded video examples of crisis intervention using the SAFER-R model.
Course Highlights:
  • Natures & definitions of a psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
  • Nature and definition of critical incident stress management and its role as a continuum of care
  • Empathic communication techniques
  • Practice of psychological triage
  • SAFER-Revised model of individual psychological crisis intervention in s suicide scenario
  • SAFER-Revised model of individual psychological crisis intervention in a “follow-up” or referral scenario
  • Risks of iatrogenic “harm” associated with psychological crisis intervention and will further discuss how to reduce those risks
  • Principles of self-care