CLINICAL FIRST AID™ SYLLABUS
- Professional Development / Adventure Facilitation
- Human Development
- Developing a Therapeutic Alliance
- Community Resilience Model
- Communication Skills Lab
- Goals of Misbehavior
Boundaries & Ethics
- Suicidality, Self-Injury & Crisis Intervention
- Group Dynamics & Facilitation
- Burnout Prevention & Self Care
CFA DAILY SCHEDULE
CFA - Expanded Course Descriptions
Professional Development / Adventure Facilitation: At the outset of the course, participants engage in a series of adventure initiatives designed to create the container and establish the emotional safety necessary for participants to engage fully with each other and prepare to enter into an experience that will foster both professional and personal, growth. Course material is introduced and individual and group goals are established.
Human Development and the relationship to behavior: In this foundational piece, participants are introduced to the developmental tasks of adolescence, along with stages of cognitive development and psychosocial development. The focus is on the development of personality and sense of self in relationship to the environment/significant others’ differently through the life span (emphasizing birth through adolescence). We also highlight how disruptions in development at each stage lead to different developmentally related issues, as well as different needs that may underlie similar behavior. This also sets the stage for the discussion of common diagnoses that follows on Day 3.
With an emphasis on trauma informed care and the need to create safety in relationships, the applied discussion focuses on how staff might intervene differently based on their assessment of unmet developmental needs or developmental regression during times of heightened stress.
Developing a Therapeutic Alliance: Based on the work of Scott Miller and the Solution Focused Therapy School, a simple and straightforward approach to engaging clients and creating emotional safety is presented. Participants are offered concrete tools for meeting clients where they are.
Note: At this time, CFA courses are being offered per request on a contractual basis. We partner with organizations to provide the training in your locale. Programs often collaborate with other organizations in the area to boost participation and share costs. Please contact us for rates.