Studying this Crisis Counselling Course will increase your knowledge of how to help people effectively through crises they experience in their lives.
- Learn more about crisis interventions, effective interventions, post-traumatic stress disorder, assaults, family crises, crises and drug addiction and much more.
- At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment that you submit to your tutor for marking. You can also contact your tutor with any queries during the course.
- The course is useful for anyone who helps people through crises in their life, or would like to work with people experiencing difficulties.
This course comprises of the following nine lessons:
- Understanding methods of crisis intervention
What constitutes a crisis and methods of crisis intervention?
- Ethical, professional and legal issues
Current ethical, professional and legal implications of crisis intervention.
- Dangers of crises and effective intervention
Dangers posed by crisis to the individual, the counsellor, and those around them. Determining effective modes of intervention.
- Developmental Crises
Recognising and comprehending crises from a developmental perspective.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Symptoms, treatment options and possible outcomes of post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Violence and sexual assault
Effects of violence and sexual assault on the individual, and possible modes of intervention.
- Crisis and drug addiction
Determining the relationship between crises and drug dependence.
- Family crises
Major issues raises in family crises and appropriate methods of intervention.
- Crises and cultural issues
Cultural influences on crisis situations.
WHAT YOU WILL DO IN THIS COURSE
Some of the activities that you will undertake as part of this course are:
- Role play a critical incident debriefing session
- Familiarise yourself with Codes of Conduct
- Interview a counsellor from a community mental health service in your area
- View video/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.
ACS Student comments: "I think the information is good - it will enhance my practise as a case manager working with elderly ethnic people. Gavin Cole is an excellent tutor - his comments are very helpful and he is very quick at getting my assignments back." Lisa Macnaughton, Crisis Counselling course
Support is Sometimes Absolutely Necessary
In times of crisis, social support is often paramount. Few people are able to deal with the emotional turmoil they face without the help of others.
This can take many forms - at home, at work, or amongst fellow sufferers in group work.
Whilst some people may have social support and help from friends and family, others may find that they are not getting the support they need in this way. This can be because people are not really willing to listen to them, others in the family are grieving as well, or because they do not want to share how they are really feeling with people in their social circle.
Sometimes friends and family are very supportive at first, but then their interest and time spent listening to the person’s problems may wane. When this happens, the individual may seek outside support in the form of a counsellor, psychologist or psychotherapist.
Others may seek help from different professionals such as stress management consultants or life coaches in order to cope.
Occasionally, people may find that they cannot continue the life they are living. For example, a man whose wife has left him may find he is not able to live in the same house or same town, so goes to live abroad or buys a boat and lives on it.
There is plenty of evidence to suggest that strong social support networks can alleviate even the deepest of crises or stressful situations. Where groups of people are exposed to traumas such as during wartime or in natural disasters those affected often form strong bonds with others around them and the shared experience can help to reduce tension to within a more tolerable range
Everyone experiences crises at some point in their lives. Being able to help people in difficulties effectively is a useful skill.
A useful course for anyone working with people with difficulties - such as counsellors, teachers, law enforcement, volunteer workers, support workers, parents, foster carers etc etc
This course will provide you with detailed knowledge and skills to help people when they are experiencing difficulties.
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Understand more about crisis counselling and help people to cope with difficult times in their lives
Study crisis counselling in nine lessons and learn more about crisis intervention, effective intervention, developmental crises, post-traumatic stress disorder, assault and much more.