Prerequisites: 'C' or better in PSY 1010
This course will assist students to gain a foundational understanding of common crisis issues and learn how to assist individuals experiencing crisis or distress related to suicidal thoughts or behavior, mental illness, substance use, and other scenarios exceeding and overwhelming a persons coping abilities. It will allow students to learn and practice the latest skills and techniques for handling crisis situations. Core components include considerations for an equitable and culturally responsive approach to crisis intervention, a trauma informed approach to crisis, and evidence based approaches to working with individuals, families, and communities in crisis. Through successful completion of this course individuals will be able to gain the state of Utah’s Crisis Worker Certification. The Crisis Worker Certification is required of all individuals to work in Utah’s state crisis continuum including the Utah Warm Line, Utah Crisis Line (988), Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams and Crisis Stabilization services and facilites.