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Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies in Crisis Intervention

Fourth Edition

About the Course

This course will thoroughly review the book Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies in Crisis Intervention: Fourth Edition, which is a comprehensive guide to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with clients in crisis. Topics include suicide prevention, crises related to mental and physical health problems, child and family crises, exposure to disasters, mass or community violence, and strategies for clinician self-care. Case examples are provided, along with clinical strategies and assessment tools. This updated Fourth Edition includes 75 percent new material, such as managing the involuntary hospitalization process, working with psychosis in inpatient settings, intervening with clients at risk for mass violence, updated chapters to reflect the latest research, and more.

This course is based on the book, Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies in Crisis Intervention created by Frank M. Dattilio, PhD, et al. in 2023.

Publication Date:

Fourth Edition Aug 2023

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Frank M. Dattilio, PhD, ABPP

Frank M. Dattilio, PhD, ABPP is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, where he has served on the teaching faculty since 1989. He was a part-time instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School for 14 years, and is now a part-time teaching associate. Dr. Dattilio is a practicing clinical and forensic psychologist and is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is also a founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Dattilio has presented extensively throughout the world on treatment of a wide range of disorders using cognitive-behavioral therapy. His more than 300 publications have been translated into 30 languages. Dr. Dattilio has received numerous awards for outstanding achievement in the fields of psychology, psychotherapy, and marital and family therapy.

Daniel I. Shapiro, PhD

Daniel I. Shapiro, PhD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis, and Director of Operations for the UC Davis Early Psychosis Programs. Dr. Shapiro is an expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and in the identification and treatment of early stages of serious mental illness. He has been involved in directing the implementation of evidence-based treatment programs in academic and community mental health settings. Dr. Shapiro is passionate about improving access to evidence-based care for serious mental illness globally, and training the next generation of clinicians and educators locally. He is particularly interested in how such factors as culture, stress, neurocognition, and beliefs about mental illness and wellness affect pathways to and decisions about treatment. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

D. Scott Greenaway, PhD, ABPP

D. Scott Greenaway, PhD, ABPP is a clinical psychologist in private practice at Marsh Landing Behavioral Group in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Since entering private practice in 2005, he has specialized in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with children and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, oppositional behaviors, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Greenaway co-directs the CBT Training Certification Program at the Atlanta Center for Cognitive Therapy. His writings have been published in books and magazines, and he hosts a YouTube channel entitled PsychologyWorks. Dr. Greenaway is board certified in behavioral and cognitive therapy by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Course Creator

Anna Lynn Hollis, Ph.D., School Psychologist
Anna Hollis, Ph.D., NCSP, is a nationally certified school psychologist currently living near Detroit, Michigan. She is licensed as a psychologist in 2 states (Michigan and South Carolina) and certified as a school psychologist in in 5 states (South Carolina, Michigan, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Maryland). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); the Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP); and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Dr. Hollis obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her professional interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Positive Psychology; Trauma-Informed Practice; and Urban School Psychology.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Recognize and discuss the history/overview of crisis intervention and the ethical and legal issues in crisis intervention.
  2. Identify how cognitive-behavioral strategies can be utilized in psychological crises, including suicidal crises.
  3. Describe how cognitive-behavioral strategies can be used in medical crises.
  4. Discuss the use of cognitive-behavioral strategies in child and family crises.
  5. Recognize and discuss how cognitive-behavioral strategies can be used with environmental crises and situational crises.
  6. Recognize why self-care is needed for mental health professionals working in crisis intervention situations.
  7. Describe self-care techniques strategies for mental health professionals.

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There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103337
  • 20 CE credit hours
  • ASWB ACE: 15 CE credit hours

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