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Models of Crisis Intervention

Saturday, November 19, 2022 (9:15 am-12:30 pm) 

Dr. Butch Losey, Ed.D, LPCC-S

CEO, Waybridge Counseling



Waybridge Counseling
7137 East Rancho Vista Drive
Suite B15
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Live workshop

Dr. Butch Losey

This workshop will teach participants several methods for assessing and intervening in crisis. First, participants will learn a 6-step model of crisis intervention that clearly outlines how to respond to the majority of crisis situations encountered by a school or clinical mental health counselor. Participants will then practice this method in the workshop.

Whether in a school or community setting, mental health professionals will need to make decisions regarding suicide ideation and intent. Dr. Losey will discuss several strategies for suicide assessment including understanding the negative thought continuum, interviewing content and the CASE approach to suicide assessment. These will be practiced in the workshop.

The NOVA model is widely used by crisis response teams for responding to school tragedies or supporting first responders. The major tasks for postvention are to help your students, fellow faculty, families and first responders manage the understandable feelings of shock, grief and confusion. 

9:15-10:15 The 6-Step Model

  • Learn the concept of mobility in action to help determine the clinician's course of action in crisis assessment.

  • Learn core components of compassionate response to assist in creating trust with clients.

  • Experience and practice the six steps of crisis intervention to help clients create their own plan for managing crisis.

10:15-11:15 The CASE Approach to Suicide Assessment

  • Understand the concepts of the narrative approach of the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events.

  • Understand the validity techniques that help the client give a more honest appraisal of their internal experience and behavior.

  • Understand cognitive, social, family and mental health factors in suicide thought and intent.

  • Learn specific factors in suicide intent and lethality and the role of burdensome in suicide intent.

  • Learn the interventions that are appropriate at each level of risk.

  • Experience and practice the stages of the CASE Approach.

  • Learn components of a suicide intervention treatment plan.

Break 15 minutes

11:30-12:30 NOVA Model of Postvention 

  • Learn how the NOVA model can be used as a post-crisis response in a classroom setting or used in individual sessions.

  • Learn crisis team response procedures.

  • Learn the NOVA Model intervention format and the stages of the process.

  • Experience and practice the NOVA model.

This program meets the requirements of the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.​

About the presenter...

Dr. Butch Losey is the CEO of Waybridge Counseling and author of several books, including Managing the Aftermath of Infidelity: A Sequential Guide for Therapists and Couples. He was tenured faculty for 12 years at Xavier University in the Department of Counseling. Along with his role as CEO of Waybridge, he is a couples therapist at Waybridge.


Continuing Education:

This program meets the expectations of Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as outlined in the Arizona Administrative Code R-46-802 as defined as "activities sponsored or approved by national, regional, or state professional associations or organizations in the specialties of marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, and social work".

Waybridge Counseling will be providing 3 CEU credits for this workshop. Waybridge is a Continuing Education Provider for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapy Board. Continuing Education offered for counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists: (Provider RCST031802).


The registration fee is $75.00.

Please click the link below to begin the registration process.


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