This course examines crisis intervention theory and its application. The material builds on the student's general knowledge of counselling and related issues and focuses on concepts central to crisis work. By way of introduction, students learn to distinguish between long-term counselling and crisis intervention. Following this, crisis related assessment techniques and relevant intervention strategies are studied. Potentially violent situations common to Social Service agencies are explored and the concept of professional burnout as a crisis issue is covered in some detail. In conclusion, the course examines various dispositional crises, ranging from suicide to sexual assault.