Crisis intervention is NOT psychotherapy. Rather it is a specialized acute emergency behavioral health intervention that requires specialized training. As physical first-aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first-aid.” Crisis interventions are typically done individually (one-on-one) or in groups. This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual intervention.
Course Highlights

  • Psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
  • Resistance, resiliency, recovery continuum
  • Critical incident stress management
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Basic crisis communication techniques
  • Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions
  • Putative and empirically-derived mechanisms
  • SAFER-Revised model
  • Suicide intervention
  • Risks of iatrogenic “harm”

Course Audience
The Tristate Disaster Preparedness Coalition is offering this course in an effort to create a multi-disciplinary crisis response team for healthcare in SW Ohio. The Coalition will be funding students from the following disciplines:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Hospitals
  • Pastoral Care
  • Fire/EMS
  • Emergency Management
  • Public Health
  • Community Partner Agencies

If you would like to know if your training is covered by the Tristate Disaster Preparedness Coalition, contact Sarah Moore at
Date and Time
Monday, September 25, and Tuesday, September 26
8:30am – 4:30pm each day
The Health Collaborative
615 Elsinore Place, Suite 500
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Course Instructor 
Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board

Registration Deadline: August 15, 2017  Course is full – registration closed