Crises happens to everyone, and intervention can take many forms, from family helping and support strategies to professional counselling strategies aimed at helping the individual cope with crisis in ways that reduce the negative psychological, physiological and behavioural effects of trauma on that person and his or her environment.
The purpose of crisis counselling is to deal with the person’s current status by dealing with a crisis. Chronic exposure to stress or trauma can lead to mental illness. Therefore, it is important that counsellors have the skills and knowledge to help clients cope with their current stressors and trauma. Crisis counselling is not intended to provide psychotherapy or similar but offers a short-term intervention to helps clients receive assistance, resources, stabilisation and support.
Crisis intervention differs from other counselling interventions in that it focuses on short-term strategies to prevent damage during and immediately after the experience of trauma. Crisis counselling is often followed by counselling for long term improvement of the client’s mental health and personal wellbeing.
Crisis intervention has several purposes. It aims to reduce the intensity of the person’s physical, mental, emotional and behavioural reactions to a crisis. It also helps the individual return to the level of functioning they were at before the incident.
There is also an educational component to crisis intervention. The individual will be advised of the normal reactions to an abnormal situation. The individual will be told that their responses are temporary and that there is not a specific time that the person can expect to recover from the crisis.
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The Course Covers the Below Topics:
Understanding methods of crisis intervention
Ethical, professional and legal issues
Dangers of crises and effective intervention
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Violence and sexual assault
Crisis and drug addiction
Crises and cultural issues
Role play a critical incident debriefing session
Familiarise yourself with a Counselling Association Code of Conduct
Interview a counsellor from a community mental health service in your area
View films, read or listen to stories (where possible) about personal or family crises
Discuss post-traumatic stress disorder with a community mental health worker
Explore physical, emotional, cognitive and social responses to sexual assault or violence
Examine the relationship between trauma and drugs
Interview or observe people from other cultures to identify cultural and sub-cultural responses to crises
Explore how sub-cultural groups may require different counselling approaches
Consider various methods of crisis intervention.
Successful completion of the course will complement the below careers
- Welfare officers
- Youth workers
- Support workers
- Legal employees
- Emergency Services
100 hours of Study
Tutor Support and Assessments
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Our assessments are designed is such a way that the student feels confident to move forward in the course as they complete each assessment. The feedback from the tutor not only reaffirms the student’s learning process but also gives an opportunity to the student to interact with the tutor regularly. Students are never penalised when their assignment work needs to be improved, rather they are given constructive feedback and requested to resubmit the section where they need improvement. Students do their assignment work at their own pace within the course duration and are not restricted by any deadlines which is the beauty of self-paced learning. The assessments will make the certificate achieved more credible and valuable to the student.
This course has approximately 8-10 assignments and 1 exam to complete the course successfully. You can opt out of the exam and receive a Certificate of Participation.
Pathways and Credits:
This course will receive credits towards some of our higher qualifications.
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