This seminar is designed for social workers, counselors, psychotherapists, guardian ad litems, psychologists, social service employees, case managers, school safety professionals and attorneys.
LSCI is a counseling strategy which uses crisis as an opportunity for helping adults gain insight into a troubled child or youth’s chronic patterns of self defeating behavior by basing the intervention in the here and now of the child/youth’s experiences. Using this process, the helping adult can better understand the child/youth’s perception of events, distorted thinking and defensive behavior and gain skills in helping the student understand how these factors continue to effect their behavior and interfere with successful living. This introductory seminar will provide an overview of the foundation skills of Life Space Crisis Intervention and give participants the opportunity to practice applying them in a variety of activities.
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
I. Welcome, Introductions, Overview Of Agenda
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. Crisis As A “Teachable Moment” – The Foundation Of LSCI
A. History And Overview Of LSCI
B. Types Of Students Who Benefit
C. When To Use LSCI, When Not To
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
III. Walking In The Psychological Shoes Of The Child/Youth: The Psychological Differences
Between Children/Youth And Adults
A. How Children And Youth Perceive, Feel, Think And Act In A Crisis Situation
B. How Adults Perceive, Feel, Think And Act In A Crisis Situation
C. What Does This Mean To Helping Adults?
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
IV. The Conflict Cycle - How Adults Are Drawn Into Conflict And How To Respond
A. Components Of The Conflict Cycle
B. Conflict Cycle Examples
C. How To Move From Conflict To Coping
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
V. Understanding The Child/Youth’s Worldview – The Timeline
A. Using The Conflict Cycle As A Framework For Initiating LSCI
B. Questions To Ask During The Timeline Phase
C. The 7 Degrees Of Behavior
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
VI. Timeline Activity
A. Introduce Role Play Guidelines And Scenario
B. Teams Practice Using Timeline Strategy To Learn About The “Students” Experience
C. Switch Roles/Scenarios And Repeat
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
VII. Making A Crisis Productive – The Stages Of LSCI
A. Review Stages Of LSCI In More Detail, Linking To The Timeline Practiced Earlier
B. Understanding The Central Issue And Making Differential Diagnosis
C. Successfully Framing The Insight For Child/Youth
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
VIII. Putting It Into Practice – Role Play Activity
A. Building On Earlier Activity, Teams Complete The LSCI, Using The Remaining Steps
B. Debrief And Discuss Process And Experience
4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
IX. Review Of Key Skills And Concepts
A. Crisis As Opportunity
B. The Conflict Cycle To Coping
C. Elements Of An Effective Timeline
D. The Stages Of LSCI
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
X. Questions And Answers
A. Respond To Final Questions From Participants
B. Where To Go For More Information