||This course will prepare students to deal with children and adolescents who are experiencing crises. The focus of the course will be on crisis intervention theory and the application of that theory to a wide variety of crisis situations (developmental and situational crisis).
This is an advanced level course, in which students will be expected to research various crises and illustrate their knowledge and their findings with fellow students through group discussions and role-playing. The student will pay particular attention to understanding and developing strategies to use with high-risk clients in crisis. An emphasis on the importance of establishing a strong working alliance with high-risk clients will be presented.