Crisis Response Education and Resources


Dear Colleague:

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.

Sincerely yours,

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:

(1)  Introduction
(2)  Crisis Response and Disaster Mental Health Foundational Concepts and Information
(3)  Steps for Getting Started, and
(4)  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.