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 Course Title:   Crisis Intervention

 Title Abbreviation:   CRISIS INTERVENTION

 Department:    HSERV

 Course #:    221

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    511508

 EPC:    424

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Theory and techniques of crisis intervention with an emphasis on assessment and knowledge of local resources.


Prerequisite: HSERV 101.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the “trilogy definition” of a crisis and be able to recognize a crisis as experienced by an individual, family or group.
  2. Become familiar with, and be able to apply, the A, B, C model of crisis intervention.
  3. Understand the history of the development of crisis intervention services and the contribution of several theoretical models to this intervention approach.
  4. Identify a variety of ethical and professional issues related to the provision of crisis intervention services.
  5. Develope an appreciation for various cultural perspectives as related to crisis intervention services.
  6. Recognize the development of crisis situations as related to developmental life stages, loss, health conditions, substance abuse, community disasters, and domestic relationships.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.3 Understand the historically and socially constructed nature of—and the meanings attributed to—human differences.

Course Contents

  1. Writing accurate and relevant case notes.
  2. Different types of crisis (situational, developmental).
  3. Remaining focused on the client when the client is not focused.
  4. Prioritizing client needs.
  5. Working in a non-judgmental manner with clients from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
  6. Crisis theory and its history
  7. Opening and closing the crisis intervention relationship.