This course examines the historical development of crisis intervention practice and theory.
Several models of crisis intervention are presented with an analysis of their application to
particular areas and fields. Approaches commonly used in working with individuals, families and
communities in crisis (e.g suicide, trauma, abuse, psychiatric emergency and grief resolution)
will be analysed and practiced.
Analysis and discussion will center around Crisis Intervention, as it applies to social service
work practice. Interviews and process skills will be practiced in this course, in addition to lecture
and discussion material.
SSW 113 Helping Skills
Gilliland, Burl & James, Richard, 2013. Crisis Intervention Strategies. Nelson Education