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.”
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
- Job loss
- Illness & medical procedure
- Military combat
- Terror attacks
- Natural disaster
- Sudden bereavement
- 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;
- Treatment of any kind
- 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;
- Voluntary agencies
- Social Services
- Emergency Services
- Social support groups
- Local authorities
- Criminal justice
- Travel industry
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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