This course explores therapeutic crisis intervention (TCI) in brief by focusing on identifying the key concepts that characterize best practices in psychotherapy and related clinical interventions. Topics addressed in this one-unit course include the underlying theory of TCI, the core principles and procedures of TCI, and an example of case documentation reflecting the use of the TCI approach. Participants read online content, view a short web-based video, and complete an interactive exercise before passing the online posttest with a score of 80% or better and printing a certificate of completion.
Designed for psychotherapists nationwide, this course provides a brief overview of the use of therapeutic crisis intervention (TCI), including its underlying theory, principles, and procedures.
Upon completion of this course, readers will be able to do the following:
- Distinguish the therapeutic crisis intervention (TCI) method from unstructured responses to a client’s crisis.
- From the perspective of TCI, explain how symptoms develop during crises.
- Identify intervention principles of TCI for restoring a client to pre-crisis levels of functioning.
- Write clinical documentation that demonstrates the use of TCI.