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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.
The aim of these webpages is to support professional development in the field of crisis response by informing members about the 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 four major sections:
The “History” section contains a summary of the interesting history and recognition of CAMFT members who have served on the various committees. Foundational concepts from the “Crisis Response & Disaster Mental Health” section are central to the understanding of the imperative difference between crisis intervention and treatment. The “Steps for Getting Started” section recommends actions professionals should consider to becoming skilled and knowledgeable in crisis response. The “Resources” section continues to expand as additional resources are identified.