Pastoral Crisis Intervention may be thought of as the combination of faith-based resources with traditional techniques of crisis intervention. Pastoral crisis intervention represents a powerful addition to traditional community and organizational psychological support resources. The purpose of this two-day workshop is to assist the participants in learning how pastoral interventions and traditional psychological crisis interventions may be effectively integrated.

Target audience: Chaplains, pastoral counselors, mental health professionals, ministers, and anyone interested in the use of faith-based resources in healing should find this course of interest.


This two-day course is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day; 13 contact hours

Program Highlights

  • Nature of human crisis
  • Nature of crisis intervention
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
  • Signs and symptoms of the crisis state
  • The “crisis of faith”
  • Criteria for psychological triage
  • Strategic SAFER-PCI Model
  • Common PCI Mistakes
  • Challenging PCIs


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a familiarity with the psychological interventions as may be applied within a faith-based community.
  2. Define the concepts of crisis and Critical Incident Stress Management.
  3. Define Pastoral Crisis Intervention.
  4. Define the SAFER-R-PCI model.
  5. Identify the most appropriate Pastoral Crisis Intervention to use with a given crisis event.

Completion of “Pastoral Crisis Intervention” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (13 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.


For more information, call 832.851.6450 or email