Disaster spiritual care is one of the most unique and profound ministries that clergy and laity can provide in the event of a disaster. It is critically important that clergy and laity are able to provide disaster spiritual care according to best pastoral practices, while adhering to local incident command protocols.

Pastoral Crisis Intervention is a combination of faith-based resources and traditional techniques of crisis intervention. The purpose of this two-day course is to assist the participants in learning how pastoral interventions and traditional psychological crisis interventions may be effectively integrated. Chaplains, pastoral counselors, mental health professionals, ministers, and anyone interested in the use of faith-based resources in healing should find this course of interest.

This training will qualifies for Level 2, Tier 2 of the West Virginia Council of Churches (WVCC) Disaster Spiritual Care program guidelines.  This training is open to all faith traditions.

There is no cost for the training.  Lunch is provided.  Lodging and other meals are on your own.

Program Highlights

  • Nature of human crisis
  • Nature of crisis intervention
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
  • Signs and symptoms of the crisis state
  • The “crisis of faith”
  • Criteria for psychological triage
  • Strategic SAFER-PCI Model
  • Common PCI Mistakes
  • Challenging PCIs

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