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Certificate in Crisis Counselling Course Guide

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Certificate in Crisis Counselling Course Guide

This course explores crises as transitional periods in individuals’ lives, covering various crisis types, responses, and interventions. It discusses psychological debriefing, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), and crisis responses in law enforcement. Criticisms of debriefing and CISM effectiveness are also addressed.
This course focuses on counsellors’ ethical, legal, and professional duties, especially in crisis counselling. Responsibilities include respecting client rights, avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining confidentiality, and terminating relationships appropriately. Competent crisis intervention professionals possess specialized skills and backgrounds in fields like psychology, social work, or medicine, ensuring availability and expertise.
This course addresses dangers during crises, transference, countertransference, teenage crises, suicide types, interventions, assessment, treatment plans, professional ethics, risks, and debriefing strategies for crisis intervention staff, emphasizing support, diagnosis, and ethical considerations in counselling and crisis management.
This course covers developmental, situational, and complex crises, Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages of Development, warning signs of teenage crises, coping with disaster, children’s grief, and guidelines for supporting grieving children and adolescents. It emphasises understanding unique adolescent experiences and providing appropriate support during grief and loss.
This course introduces post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), its causes, symptoms, and treatments. PTSD arises after exposure to terrifying events, leading to anxiety, depression, and emotional numbness. Treatments include cognitive-behavioural therapy, medication, and group therapy. Complex PTSD, stemming from prolonged trauma like childhood abuse, requires specialized, longer-term treatment.
This course covers responses to assault, including sexual assault trauma syndrome phases, victim reactions, coping with stalking, male survivors support, and counselling stages. It also addresses violent attacks, terrorist attacks, and acute traumatic stress management protocols for emergency personnel.
This course delves into substance use disorders, exploring substance dependence, abuse, and associated mental health issues like PTSD. It discusses reasons for drug use, traumatic effects, and the intersection of alcohol use with PTSD, emphasizing integrated treatment approaches for effective management.
This course explores various family crises, including divorce, domestic violence, and child abuse. It addresses factors influencing children’s adjustment, such as parental conflict and support. Moreover, it examines how PTSD affects families and the evolving field of family therapy, emphasizing interventions during times of crisis for improved family functioning.
This course emphasizes cultural sensitivity in counselling, highlighting diverse responses to crises. Cultural humility is crucial in understanding clients’ values. Various methods like simulations and critical incident technique aid in training counsellors for multicultural interactions. Coping with culture shock and crisis intervention, considering cultural implications, are also discussed.


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This course should take approximately 100 study hours. This is only an estimate, and numbers may vary between learners. 

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