Thank you for your interest in crisis response! On behalf of the CAMFT Crisis
Response Education and Resource Committee (CRERC) I welcome you to these webpages.
We hope that all members of our association, from the new initiate to the seasoned
professional, will find the information contained herein helpful both personally
and professionally. We want to support your professional development in crisis
response by expanding your knowledge base, improving your skills, and directing
you to opportunities to gain experience serving your community. We encourage
you to become part of the CAMFT Crisis Response Professional Development Group,
which will allow us to build a community of LMFT crisis responders by sharing
ideas, interesting seminars, and field experiences. Do not hesitate to contact
any committee member for assistance. We welcome your feedback and suggestions
to make this resource work for you.
Sandra Shields, MA
PURPOSE & ORGANIZATION
The purpose of these webpages is to support professional development in the field of crisis response by informing members about the mission and function of the CRER Committee, presenting historical perspective and foundational concepts, emphasizing the difference between crisis intervention and psychotherapy, suggesting steps for getting started, and delivering current resources for increasing knowledge, enhancing skills, and gaining experience. There are five major sections:
(2) The Crisis Response Education and Resource Committee,
(3) Crisis Response and Disaster Mental Health Foundational Concepts and Information,
(4) Steps for Getting Started, and
(5) Knowledge, Skills, and Application Resources.
You may access the content in order, by selecting areas of interest from the menu on each page, or from the Site Map.