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CI 560

Crisis Intervention Treatment Planning

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Course Information

This course provides an introduction to the theories and practice of treatment planning.  Treatment planning helps guide the therapist and client to identify and measure progress as the client recovers from crisis and traumatic events. Students will examine the role and benefits of treatment planning in the clinical setting. The major emphasis of this course is on learning methodologies for conducting comprehensive patient assessments, using assessment information to develop individual treatment plans, and strategies for treatment plan evaluations and ongoing revisions. Legal issues in documentation are also examined. Course Code= CI 560. Contact hours of education = 40.

Prerequisites: must have completed CI 500, CI 510, CI 520, CI 540, SM 530, and SM 550, before enrolling in this course.

Instructor/Course Author:  Thomas Schear, Ph.D

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TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete this course. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the course within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an "incomplete" will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the course after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.


TEXTBOOKS: There are two (2) textbooks for the course, one recommended so you can get better implement what you have learned from this course:

REQUIRES: Essentials of Treatment Planning by Mark E. Maruish. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York. 2002. ISBN-10: 0471419974.

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Motivation Interviewing: Helping People Change (3rd ed.) By William R. Miller & Stephen Rollnick. Guildford Publication. New York, 2013.  ISBN-10: 9781609182274

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STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: The Crisis Counseling and Traumatic Events Treatment Planning by Tammi D. Kolski, Michael Avriette & Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York 2001. ISBN-10: 0471395870.

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GRADING:  You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 40 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by the American Academy of Grief Counseling and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score will be presented.

ONLINE COMMUNITY MESSAGE BOARDS: Enrolled students have full access to our online Student Community Message Boards. These message boards allow students in our CE courses to meet each other, communicate online, share information, discuss topics of study and interest and much more. Full access is provided via the online classrooms.

Online Classroom Resouces and Tools

* Message Boards: each specialty program has an area to "post" on the message board. Students may post messages at anytime. Posting allows students to converse with those in the same specialty practice and to discuss issues/course content etc. Instructions for posting are provided in the online classrooms.

* Chat Rooms: each specialty has it's own unique "chat room." Inside of the classroom there is a schedule for "chat time" with students in your specific specialty practice. Participating in "chats" is voluntary. The chat sessions are used as means for students to come together and discuss course content or anything related to the courses and/or certification specialty.

* Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as "open book" tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.

* Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page "Student Resource Center." The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.

* Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.

* Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor's online resume/biography, as well as your instructor's specific contact information.

* Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional "readings" and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.

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COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

    1. Understanding the nature of changing human behavior.
    2. Understanding the spirit of motivational interviewing.
    3. Understanding the methods of motivational interviewing.
    4. Understanding the characteristics of and the distinctions between engagement and disengagement in therapy.
    5.  Understanding the application of active listening.
    6. Understanding the core skills of motivational interviewing.
    7. Understanding the application of the exploration of client values and goals.
    8. Understanding the development of focus and finding the purpose of goals is examined.

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