ECTS - Crisis Intervention Techniques

Crisis Intervention Techniques (PSY514) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Crisis Intervention Techniques PSY514 3 2 0 4 8
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Role Play.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Neşe ALKAN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course will cover the theories, strategies, and skills and clinical crisis intervention
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learn the task-based model of Crisis Intervention (CI)
  • Able to make triage assessment
  • Acquire basic skills and tasks necessary to intervene in a crisis situation
Course Content Crisis models for assessing and responding to crises, skills and tehniques used in intervention.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Approaching Crisis Intervention (CI) Chapter 1
2 Definition and brief history of CI Chapter 2
3 Theories of crisis and CI, CI models Chapter 2
4 The six step model of CI Chapter 3
5 Crisis case handling Chapter 3&5
6 Crisis case handling Chapter 3&5
7 Crisis case handling Chapter 3&5
8 Telephone/online CI Chapter 4
9 Handling specific crisis Chapter 5
10 Crisis of lethality Chapter 6
11 Sexual assault Chapter 7
12 Personal loss Chapter 8
13 Violent behaviors Chapter 9
14 Disaster response Chapter 10
15 Legal and ethical issues Chapter 11


Course Book 1. James, R. K., Gilliland, B. E., Briere, J. N., Scott, C., Oaks, T., Binneveld, H., ... & Tramontin, M. (2021). Crisis intervention strategies.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 10
Laboratory - -
Application 1 30
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 18 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Knowledge of theories and empirical data on the professional relationship, such as: Interpersonal relationships, power relationships, boundary issues, therapeutic alliance and more specific knowledge of the fluctuations of the therapeutic/professional relationship as a function of intervention setting. X
2 Knowledge of self, such as motivation, resources, values, personal biases and others; macro (work, national norms) and micro (family, gender differences) environment in which the person functions. X
3 Skills of effective communication, establishment and maintenance of rapport, establishment and maintenance of trust and respect in the professional relationship . X
4 Accepting obligations, being sensitive to others, and conducting the self in an ethical manner while working with other professionals. X
5 Knowledge and skills of assessment and evaluation such as assessment methods, knowledge of populations served in a cultural context, human development and diagnosis along with necessary skills such as collection and processing data, formulation of hypotheses and making a diagnosis when appropriate, report writing and formulation of an action plan. X
6 The learning of an array of varied interventions with individuals and systems such as couples, families, groups and organizations, selecting and applying appropriate intervention methods. X
7 Analyzing the information by utilizing critical reasoning skills, developing a conceptual framework towards solution of a critical problem, and communicating this to the client. X
8 Sufficient skills in the conduct of research to be able to develop and carry out projects in a professional context and, in certain cases, in an academic context. Applications of various research approaches to social systems. X
9 Has knowledge of ethical principles and skills of ethical decision-making process, proactive identification of potential ethical dilemmas and resolution of ethical dilemmas. X
10 Learning to be a receptive supervisee such as open to supervision, well prepared, able to use time efficiently, aware of limits, and ability to link learning approaches to specific evaluation criteria. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 5 80
Application 1 2 2
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 134