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Crisis Services Effectiveness Cost Effectiveness And Funding Strategies 2CE
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(Some Boards distinguish between general CEs and other types.  Please review your specific state requirements to learn more.)

Course Description

This course requires the Participant to read and understand the attached article pertaining to Crisis Services. Crisis Services are a continuum of services that are provided to individuals experiencing a psychiatric emergency. The primary goal of these services is to stabilize and improve psychological symptoms of distress and to engage individuals in an appropriate treatment service to address the problem that led to the crisis. This Course outlines the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and funding strategies of these services.


In Crisis Services: Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Funding Strategies, Participants will evaluate various crisis services by analyzing their respective clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and funding strategies. Participants will also utilize case studies to explore the different approaches states are taking in order to effectively and efficiently fund crisis services. 


This course is designed to afford mental health professionals, social workers, substance abuse professionals, child welfare workers, healthcare professionals, psychologists, or certified addiction specialists, with information and empirically supported assessments of the current state of Crisis Services.

Approved by the Following State Boards:
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling (CE Broker #50-23449)

  • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (License #197.000302)

  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CE Broker #50-23449)

  • South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists (CE Broker #50-23449)

Learning Objectives
  • To be familiar with the evidence on the effectiveness of the following types of crisis services: 23-hour crisis stabilization/observation beds; short term crisis residential services and crisis stabilization; mobile crisis services; 24/7 crisis hotlines; warm lines; psychiatric advance directive statements; and peer crisis services

  • To understand the economic impact of crisis services

  • To recognize the many sources and methods employed in funding crisis services

  • To analyze case studies in order to determine the value of employing collaborative funding with crisis services

  • To learn how the states differ with respect to the forms of crisis services provided, the infrastructure for delivering crisis services, the types of collaboration with state agencies and other stakeholders and sources of funding for crisis services


You will be expected to review all materials provided and pass the poset-test with a minimum of 70%, in order to receive your certificate of completion.  You will also be required to complete a course evaluation.  Once you have satisfactorily completed the post-test and submitted your evaluation, your certificate will be emailed to you.

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