Event » 2023, August 15 & 16 Crisis Intervention Training: Evidenced-Based Strategies for Assessing Lethality, Collaborative Engagement, & Linkage to Community Resources

  • Start Date: 8/15/2023
  • End Date: 8/16/2023
  • Registration Start Time: 8:15 AM
  • Hosted By: CIBHS
  • Group Rate Cutoff Date: 8/15/2023

Event Description:

Crisis Intervention Training: Evidenced-Based Strategies for Assessing Lethality, Collaborative Engagement, & Linkage to Community Resources 

Trainer: Kristin Dempsey, LMFT, LPCC, EdD

August 15 & 16, 2023 
9 am to 12 pm PDT

Virtual Training 

The Crisis Intervention Training workshop will address how to use evidence-based strategies for assessing lethality and how to initiate collaborative conversations to engage at-risk individuals in safety planning and linkage to care. Building community resources and creating support networks for staff and community members will also be addressed. In addition to learning the theory and skills for how to apply evidence-based crisis-assessment and engagement strategies in high-risk situations, participants will also practice using the skills to address various crisis issues currently encountered in behavioral health settings including:  

1. Mental health and addiction crisis on the streets, 

2. Crisis among adolescents struggling with self-harm behaviorsdepression and anxiety;

3. Individual distress following environmental disasters, such as forest fires, flooding, and landslides.

Target Audience: Social Workers, Clinicians, Case Managers, Counselors, and Team Leaders. 

Do you work  with clients who experience one crisis after another? 

Do you feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of crises experienced in your community and those seeking services from you? 

Do you wish for effective ways to assess for crises, engage your clients, and put a plan of action in place? 

Please join us to learn more about using strategies that are effective in addressing crises in our communities. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Construct six different types of complex reflective listening responses to actively listen to their clients in behavioral health and education settings.
  2. Prepare at least four complex affirmations that they can use to support strength among their clients in behavioral health and education settings.
  3. Identify at least four examples of "spirit" of MI in conversations so they can take an effective therapeutic stance with their clients in behavioral health and education settings.
  4. Produce one collaboratively created menu of options to offer clients seeking advice and information in behavioral health and education settings.
  5. Assess their own ability via Likert scale to provide empathic, collaborative, and change-focused MI interventions to maintain fidelity when delivering MI to clients in behavioral health and education settings.
  6. Plan at least 2 ways they can bring motivational interviewing into their practice with clients in behavioral health and education settings. 

This experiential workshop will include vignettes and breakout rooms for enhanced learning experience. 

Approval for 5.5 CEs.  

Psychologists :  Psychologists - APA: California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Course meets the qualifications for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; and CIBHS is an approved provider for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for Behavioral health professionals including social workers, clinicians, case managers, counselors, and team leaders. CIBHS maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

All activities in this training are offered for continuing education credit excluding any breaks. CE Certificates of Completion will be emailed within two weeks of processing your completed online evaluation.

For questions, comments, or grievances about this CE course content or delivery, or to request special accommodations, please email Theresa Ferrini at tferrini@cibhs.org

Cancellations for continuing education must be received in writing within 48 hours after the first day of the training to receive a refund. All refunds will be subject to a $10.00 administration fee.


There is no known commercial support for this webinar.

For all other TFCBT questions, please contact Gayaneh Karapetian, gkarapetian@cibhs.org.

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