Course Date: March 18, 2020
Course Meeting Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (7 hours)
Course Location: Warren County Community College, 475 NJ-57, Room 123, Washington, NJ 07882
Instructor: Annette Smith, LPC, LCADC
Credits: 6 Clinical CE Credits for Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselors and Certified Alcohol Drug Counselors

This course offers a comprehensive review of the fundamentals of crisis intervention, including assessing for suicidal intent. It presents practical information for practitioners to utilize when addressing client crisis in clinical practice. This reality-based course will provide you with the skills to quickly assess, triage, manage and treat clients in crisis. Practitioners will learn to assess for dangerousness and provide an appropriate response to keep clients safe. Learn to recognize risk factors associated with suicide attempts, as well as long-term and imminent warning signs, and accurately assess suicide risk. Feel confident knowing when to keep your client in the community with a solid safety plan and when to refer for possible commitment.

This course will focus on the following topics:

1) Definition, characteristics and causes of crisis in clinical practice
2) The influence of crisis on addictive behaviors
3) Goals and interventions when working with clients in crisis
4) Suicide warning signs, prevention and assessment. How to craft a safety plan and utilize different evidence-based assessment tools
5) Understanding the commitment process and knowing when to have a client screened for commitment and when they are safe to stay in the community

Course participants will be expected to have had clinical experience. There will be considerable opportunity for interaction with the instructor.


At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

• Define crisis intervention within the framework of the counseling profession
• Identify causes of crisis
• Identify and give examples of the five psychological reactions to crisis
• Explain four goals of crisis intervention and describe the six stages comprising the crisis intervention process
• Identify the risk factors and cues associated with suicide
• Describe and demonstrate the appropriate set of responses to a suicide crisis
• Explain the commitment process as it relates to crisis intervention


Full refund will be issued for all cancellations received 48 business hours prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be received by email. No refund will be issued should cancellation occur less than 48 business hours prior. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee and no refunds will be issues once the conference has started.

For further information contact Ingrid Fernandez at 908-223-1985.

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  • Price: $79.99

    This price is only good until 2/18/2020. Regular price of 99.99 will apply after that.
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