Assisting Individuals in Crisis (AIC) | Springfield, MO | March 15-16, 2019

Early Bird Registration $ 145  (until 2/28, 5PM) | Registration $170 (Until March 13, 5PM)  | At the Door Registration $195

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Assisting Individuals in Crisis (AIC) is the first of the three consecutive FBFR courses. Crisis intervention is not psychotherapy, rather it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training.  As physical first-aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy.  Thus crisis intervention is often called "emotional first-aid". This interactive program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of crisis intervention along with proper protocols for assisting individuals in the throes of crisis situations.  Those attending the seminar will learn how to administer this emotional first-aid to people by using a variety of intervention techniques including the SAFER-R model.  Crisis communication techniques including the "diamond structure" model,  strategic planning for crisis intervention , and the "resistance, resilience, and recovery" continuum comprise some of the array of techniques and concepts that are covered. This training has been helpful to both mental health professionals as well as those inexperienced in the field.  Participants learn through information presented by the instructor along with scenarios and role-plays enacted throughout the workshop.  A workbook and notes are provided to assist in the learning process. Anyone interested in assisting those experiencing the "fallout" of a critical incident will find this course of great value. It has application across a broad spectrum of individual, local, and national emergencies, disasters, and catastrophes.

Topics include:

  • Key terms and concepts
  • Attentive listening
  • Crisis communication techniques
  • Psychological reactions in crisis
  • Mechanisms of action in crisis intervention
  • Avoiding harmful practices
  • The SAFER-R model of individual crisis intervention
  • Commonly used crisis and disaster mental health interventions
  • Self-care issues

Training location:
Nixa First Assembly of God

113 W Mt. Vernon St.

Nixa, MO 65714

Local hotels:

Holiday Inn Express | ~7 miles away | ~$100/night

310 E Monastery St,

Springfield, MO 65810

(417) 887-8500

Super 8 | ~1 mile away | ~$85/night

418 N. Massey Blvd

Nixa, MO 65714

Nearest Major Airport:

Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF)


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