Eudemonics are delighted to announce that our CRISIS Schema® workshop has been awarded external accreditation by the International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring (IAPC&M).

Following an inspiring and stringent qualification process, the training has been accredited as a level 4 equivalent qualification.

Sean McCallum, Managing director of Eudemonics, said:

“This is a great step for the Coaching sector. Coaches are helping and caring professionals, and naturally seen as a go-to support resource when a client experiences something upsetting or distressing – sometimes, client’s will also want to tell their Coach about historic issues of emotional or psychological concern.

A fear for many Coaches is of not knowing how to handle such conversations effectively. The CRISIS Schema® will help them to do just that – enhancing their Coaching skills, and supporting the psychological safety of their clients.”

CRISIS Schema® Workshop

The CRISIS Schema® workshop educates and empowers delegates with the knowledge and skills required to provide effective support for people following stressful, distressing or traumatic experiences.

What is the CRISIS Schema®?

The Critical Incident Stress Intervention & Support Schema® is a psychosocial system for helping people when they have experienced a distressing or overwhelming incident, event or situation.

The CRISIS Schema® provides an immediate and effective response to stress and trauma, supporting resilience and helping to prevent a decline into poor mental health.

In short, the CRISIS Schema® provides a supportive and humane response to the emotional and psychological needs of fellow people when something bad has happened to them.

Who delivers the CRISIS Schema®?

CRISIS Schema® Facilitator’s don’t have to be clinically trained therapists or counsellors.

Rather, they can be caring professionals, peers or volunteers who are able to demonstrate trustworthiness, discretion and non-judgmental values, and are suitably placed to support other people in times of emotional/psychological distress.

CRISIS Schema® Facilitator’s are equipped with a robust tool-set with which to provide effective and truly person-centred support.

When can the CRISIS Schema® be used?

The CRISIS Schema® can reused by trained Facilitator’s upon first contact with someone in distress.

Uniquely, the CRISIS Schema® can be delivered both during and following a critical incident, and also to provide follow up support.

What is a critical incident?

Essentially, any event, incident, situation or occurrence that has the potential to overwhelm someone’s natural coping abilities can be considered a ‘critical’ incident.

This definition allows us to consider life events that are not commonly associated with trauma, and support people throughout a range of situations such as (but not limited to);

  • Financial loss
  • Relationship closure
  • Breach of trust
  • Bullying & harassment
  • childbirth
  • Job loss
  • Illness & medical procedure
  • Military combat
  • Accidents
  • Terror attacks
  • Natural disaster
  • Sudden bereavement
  • Violence
  • Sex crimes.

This is not an exhaustive list – it must be considered that what is ‘critical’ is unique and subjective to the individual who experiences it, and regardless of the event type believed causal in someone’s distress, a trained CRISIS Schema® Facilitator can help.

Is the CRISIS Schema™ a form of therapy?

No, the CRISIS Schema® is a form of psychosocial support and therefore considered to be non-clinical in nature.

The CRISIS Schema® is simply an evidence-informed system enabling people to facilitate a powerful and supportive conversation, enhancing natural recovery processes, and helping to prevent a decline into poor mental health.

The CRISIS Schema® isn’t;

  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Treatment of any kind
  • Labelling
  • Diagnostic
  • Psychological debriefing

A key difference between the CRISIS Schema® and therapy is that Facilitator’s do not attempt (in any way) to analyse or interpret what is happening for the person they are supporting – there is no diagnostic approach, and CRISIS Schema® Facilitator’s do not apply any form of treatment.

In what sectors is the CRISIS Schema® useful?

The CRISIS Schema® is useful wherever there are people, although the following sectors are areas where it’s particularly useful to have trained Facilitators;

  • Coaching
  • Voluntary agencies
  • Education
  • Business
  • Social Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Social support groups
  • Local authorities
  • Criminal justice
  • Travel industry
  • Manufacture
  • Construction
  • Retail.

What are the strengths of the CRISIS Schema®?

The CRISIS Schema® has many strengths, here are a few to consider;

  • Facilitates an immediate support mechanism for people in distress
  • Applicable in diverse settings
  • Culturally responsive peer support model
  • Non-diagnostic, non-judgmental and naturally reduces stigma
  • Theory-driven, providing a solid & credible system of support
  • Functional and memorable model, easily applied.
  • Highly effective in supporting people.

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Posted by:Sean McCallum CTIRt CCSt

Managing Director Eudemonics