Certification in Crisis Intervention
Crisis intervention is an immediate and short-term psychological care aimed at assisting individuals in a crisis situation in order to restore equilibrium to their bio-psycho-social functioning and to minimize the potential of long-term psychological trauma. Crisis situations can be in the form of natural disasters, severe physical injury, sudden death of a loved one, and specific emotional crises as a result of drastic transitions such as divorce, children leaving home, pregnancy, family and school violence. The priority of crisis intervention and counseling is to hasten the process of and achieve stabilization. Crisis interventions must be applied at the spur of the moment and in a variety of settings, as trauma can arise instantaneously.
The Certification in Crisis Intervention falls under the Academy's Certification Programs in Traumatic Stress Specialities. Professionals applying for Certification in Crisis Intervention need to document their knowledge, experience, education and training in the area of crisis intervention working with children, adolescent and/or adults. Resumes should include relevant information each of these areas and supporting documentation should be included with each application.
The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and the National Center for Crisis Management do not practice medicine or psychology or provide direct or indirect patient/client care. Furthermore, certifications offered by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and the National Center for Crisis Management do not attest to applicant's ability to assess or treat individuals.
Members who achieve Certification in Crisis Intervention may represent their credential as follows:
Stephen Gershow, M.A., C.C.I.
Certified in Crisis Intervention
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress in collaboration with the National Center for Crisis Management
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