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Crisis Intervention

Course Number: EMS 115
Transcript Title: Crisis Intervention
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: March 10, 2014
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit

Prerequisites

WR 115
RD 115

Course Description

Prepares the student to better understand an emotional crisis and the causes of stress. Explores how to assist others as well as themselves in dealing with stress during a crisis. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores.  Audit available
 

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the causes for loss of ability to cope with stress during a crisis.
  2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of a person who is inadequately coping with stress caused by a crisis.
  3. Apply correct principals of crisis intervention regardless of the specifics involved. 
  4. Manage personal stress and stressful situations, including elements and characteristics germane to the burnout syndrome.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The methods of assessment may include one or more of the following tools: examination, quizzes, papers/homework assignments, discussion forums, small group problem solving of questions arising from application of course concepts and concerns to actual experience, short individually written projects and role playing.

Course Activities and Design

The material in this course will be presented in educationally sound methods, which may include one or more of the following: lecture format, discussion, small group problem solving of questions arising from application of course concepts and concerns to actual experience, short individual written projects and role playing.
 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Intervention in Behavioral Crisis
  • Death and Dying
  • Suicide
  • Rape
  • Trauma
  • Illness
  • Abuse
  • Critical Incident Debriefing
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Recognizing Burnout
  • Effective Communication
  • Stress and the Emergency Service family