When clients are overwhelmed by crisis, you need confidence. You need a plan. You need this course.

How can you provide immediate relief to someone devastated by what can seem like insurmountable odds? This online course provides a blueprint counselors can use to confidently intervene, stabilize and support clients in the wake of crises.

An Online Course in Crisis Counseling From the Leader in Mental Healthcare Training

Crisis Counseling: 7 Steps to Effective Intervention — Regularly $59, Now Only $38.35 — 2 CE credits included! Learn how to provide meaningful support to any client in any crisis situation.


Special offer expires May 30, 2023. For individual users only. Discounts available for multiple users. Contact [email protected] or call 1-800-577-4762.

With This Course You'll Learn To...

  • Use seven flexible steps that you can integrate with your own approach to intervene confidently and creatively
  • Support clients in crisis with the empathy they need and the direction the circumstances demand
  • Use immediacy, client metaphors, self-disclosure and other techniques to build a strong therapeutic alliance
  • Collaborate with clients to develop a plan for immediate relief that draws on existing strengths and resources
  • Mitigate your own anxiety and intervene confidently, regardless of the devastation crises can bring

7 Steps = Meaningful Support

Learn seven flexible steps to quickly build rapport, stabilize your clients, and collaborate on a plan to bring immediate relief even in seemingly hopeless scenarios.

Tools to Use Immediately

Powerful clinical session with detailed commentary by expert Derrick Paladino, supplemental resources and 2 CE credits so you can learn to effectively apply this method.

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Get instant lifetime access to all course materials so you can start anytime and learn at your own pace, whenever it fits your schedule. Revisit it anytime you want a refresher.

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35% Off Sale Extended Through May 30th! Regularly $59 — Now Only $38.35 — 2 CE Credits included


What You Get in This Course

  • 2 hours of videos featuring Crisis Counseling expert Derrick Paladino conducting a powerful remote session
  • Thorough behind-the-scenes commentary to provide insight into Paladino's therapeutic interventions
  • Detailed step-by-step guidance on how to apply a model of crisis intervention proven to be effective
  • Supplemental skill-building activities to help you master the core skills demonstrated in the videos
  • Lifetime access to all course materials
  • Earn up to 2 CE Credits, included in the course. Click here for our complete list of CE Approvals

Take a Look Inside Our Online Course, Crisis Counseling: 7 Steps to Effective Intervention


Psychotherapy.net founder Victor Yalom and crisis counseling expert Derrick Paladino discuss the nature of crisis counseling, how it differs from traditional counseling and why mental healthcare providers need a special set of tools when working with clients facing the acute trauma of a crisis. Paladino provides an overview of the Hybrid Model of Crisis Intervention and explains how the model's seven tasks provide therapists and counselors with a foundation for providing meaningful support in the time-limited setting of a crisis counseling session.

Jay, Session One

In this online crisis counseling session recorded early in the Covid-19 pandemic, you'll see Paladino work with Jay who, after a debilitating bout of pneumonia and medical emergencies, now experiences panic attacks and extreme anxiety. Paladino skillfully demonstrates the Hybrid Model to help Jay develop coping mechanisms that he can start using immediately. Throughout the session Paladino clearly explains his interventions. The post-session discussion with Yalom offers insights on how you can use the model to effectively support clients in a broad range of crisis settings.

Jay, Follow-Up

A week after the initial session, Paladino meets with Jay for a follow-up session to review progress and plan. Paladino explains the techniques he uses to bring Jay into the here-and-now so that together they can explore Jay's remarkable progress and develop a plan for long-term relief. After the session, Yalom and Paladino discuss how to balance being empathic and directive, and share tips on what therapists and counselors can do to mitigate their own anxiety when going into crisis counseling sessions.

Crisis Counseling expert Derrick Paladino follows up with Jay who shows dramatic improvement

A Blueprint You Can Use to Confidently and Compassionately Support Clients in Times of Crisis

Regularly $59 —Now For a Limited Time Only $38.35— Includes 2 CE Credits

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Offer expires May 30, 2023. For individual users only. Discounts available for multiple users. Contact us at [email protected] or call 1-800-577-4762.

Featured Therapist

Derrick A. Paladino, PhD, is a professor of counseling, department chair, and Cornell Distinguished Faculty at Rollins College. Dr. Paladino has been a counselor educator for 18 years and in clinical practice longer. His areas of expertise are in multiracial identity, college counseling and student development, and crisis assessment and intervention. He has written several peer reviewed articles and book chapters and is a frequent presenter at national conferences. He is the co-editor and co-author of the following books: College Counseling and Student Development: Theory, Practice, and Campus Collaboration which received the ACCA Outstanding Contribution of Knowledge Award 2020

Scott Woolley, PhD, EFT Trainer

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Powerful clinical session and detailed commentary with step-by-step guidance
Supplemental resources, 2 CE credits and certificates included in the course
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Provide Immediate Relief and Resources to Clients in Crisis

Mental Health Awareness Month Sale Save 35% — Only $38.35! — 2 CE Credits Included

Close each session knowing you've made a difference in the lives of those impacted by trauma, disasters and other crises.

Offer expires May 30, 2023. For individual users only. Discounts available for multiple users. Contact us at [email protected] or call 1-800-577-4762.