Crisis Response and Debriefing Seminar

Learn to effectively help those in crisis situations

Come join us for a 3-week seminar to gain tools in more effectively ministering to those in crisis or walking through trauma.

Get trained in basic counselling & debriefing skills for the purpose of discipling, dealing with challenging team dynamics, debriefing where there are extreme stressors and trauma, and more effectively walking alongside individuals and teams as they process life circumstances.

Week 1

Basic Counselling Skills & Debriefing

Prerequisite / none

  • Fundamentals of Counselling
  • Active/Reflective Listening/Feedback
  • Communication skills
  • Biblical Basis for Counselling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cross Culture Counselling
  • The Critical Nature of the Counsellors relationship with God
  • Debriefing Theory
  • 7 Step Model of Debriefing
  • Individual / Group Debrief
  • Intervention
  • Culture Shock and Re-entry
  • Tools and Skills Practice
  • The Place of the Cross in Debriefing and Counselling

Week 2

Crisis and Trauma Response and Debriefing

Prerequisite / Week 1 or previous counselling training

  • Crisis Theory
  • Abnormal response to crisis
  • Ways trauma may be re-experienced
  • PTSD
  • Indicators of Avoidance/Numbing
  • Suicide Assessment/Self-harm
  • Grief and Trauma
  • Stress, Anxiety and Depression
  • Children and Grief
  • Crisis and Belief (beliefs and assumptions effected by trauma)
  • Belief self-inventory
  • Cultural versus God’s view of suffering
  • Pre-crisis Preparation
  • Sexual Assault
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
  • Crisis intervention
  • Assessment and referral
  • Self-care (care for the care-givers)
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress
  • Matters of referral

Week 3

Medical Response

Prerequisite / none

  • Emergency healthcare (ie. trauma and medical exam, look for shock, take patient history, assess trauma to chest/abdomen, etc)
  • Simple Healthcare (hand-washing, nutrition,ORS etc)
  • First Aid/CPR (Certification provided)
  • Provide First Aid in Remote Situations (Certification through St. John’s Ambulance)
  • Bites and insect stings/allergic reactions
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory Emergencies
  • Wound Care
  • Hygiene, malnutrition, dehydration
  • Fractures, sprains, using arm slings
  • Head/neck/spinal injuries & immobilisation

Amy Garis, from Seattle, Washington lives as a full-time missionary in Perth, Western Australia with Youth with a Mission Perth. She currently leads the Priceless DTS and will be travelling to Paris to partner with YWAM Paris Connect to run the seminar. Amy is friendly, wholehearted and committed to the Word of the Lord on her life. She has a passion for counseling and debriefing and she’s looking forward to everything God has in store for us here in Paris!

Dates: 18 November – 7 December 2018

Registration: 30 €

Lecture Phase: 600 €

Languages: English

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