Mental health professionals have much to offer when assisting in the aftermath of tragic events, but crisis response requires an intervention model rather than a treatment model for providing service to individuals, groups, and communities. An overview of crisis response will be presented with a focus on the duties and responsibilities of mental health professionals.
The following topics will be covered:
Gregory A. Childs, MA, LMFT consults with educational and business in designing crisis management and response systems, developing critical incident stress management programs, training crisis response teams, and providing direct crisis intervention and counseling services. He has extensive training and experience in the field of mental health as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice and in public education as a school counselor, principal and teacher.
He is the former Crisis Response Team leader and trainer for Poway Unified School District, the former President and Clinical Director of the San Diego County CISM Team, serves on the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (CAMFT) Crisis Response Education and Resource Committee, represents CAMFT on the California Disaster Mental Health Coalition, and is an approved trainer for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He also served on the staff of Support Services for Animal Care Professionals, a non-profit organization providing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout Prevention workshops and CISM services for animal shelter personnel and volunteers throughout the United States.
For more information, please contact Jacque Ladrech at 415 479 9008.
This workshop qualifies to receive 6 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to provide CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Contact Laurie Buntain, Director-at-Large for Programs for more information.
Marin County Chapter of CAMFT
PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065
(415) 459 3484 www.marincamft.org
CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family
Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for
LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs