Pastoral Crisis Intervention

Pastoral Crisis Intervention may be thought of as the combination of faith-based resources with traditional techniques of crisis intervention. Pastoral crisis intervention represents a powerful addition to traditional community and organizational psychological support resources. The purpose of this two-day workshop is to assist the participants in learning how pastoral interventions and traditional psychological crisis interventions may be effectively integrated. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: demonstrate a familiarity with the psychological interventions as may be applied within a faith-based community; define the concepts of crisis and Critical Incident Stress Management; define Pastoral Crisis Intervention; define the SAFER-R-PCI model; and identify the most appropriate Pastoral Crisis intervention to use with a given crisis event. Chaplains, pastoral counselors, mental health professionals, ministers, and anyone interested in the use of faith-based resources in healing should find this course of interest. (13 contact hours).

Completion of the Pastoral Crisis Intervention class and receipt of a cerificate indicating full attendance (13 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF's Certificate of Specialized Training Program.

Day 1

  • Nature of psychological crisis
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
  • PCI verses Pastoral Counseling
  • Functional elements of PCI
  • Venues of PCI
  • SAFER-R-PCI Model (algorithm)
  • Assessment/screening

Day 2

  • Psychological interventions
  • Liaison functions
  • Spiritual interventions
  • Religious interventions
  • Common mistakes
  • Most challenging PCI situations
  • Self-care issues
  • Developmental modifications and applications
  • Large incident planning
  • Team formation and maintenance
  • Helper stress

Call SCLEAP office for time, location and cost. Local law enforcement agencies are invited to use SCLEAP staff and host a training event.


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