The Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Counseling Task Force is charged with increasing resources for ACA members and the public to support individuals and communities following a crisis or potentially traumatizing event(s). This includes developing standards of practice to increase counselor competence in working with individuals/communities who have experienced trauma. This session will review newly released resources and three sets of competencies for crisis counseling, disaster mental health, and trauma counseling.
Understand new and existing resources for professional counselors and external stakeholders related to crisis counseling, disaster mental health and trauma counseling.
Explore key skills and practical resources counselors can use to increase their own level of competency in working with individuals and communities who have experienced crisis or trauma events.
Examine newly developed standards of practice for crisis counseling, disaster mental health, and trauma counseling.